What a beautiful BabyDrive!! The Porsche Macan is definitely a highlight in my reviews so far. This five-seater luxury SUV is a lovely quiet and smooth drive. Surprisingly for a Porsche, it doesn't attract a lot of attention and blends into the school drop off SUV world with subtlety and I realised when I was driving it just how many there are on the roads.
The Macan is a joy to drive, it is agile around town and suburbs and not too big for tight supermarket and Kindy car parks and when you want a bit of go out on the open roads it's a whole lot of fun too!
The interior of the Porsche Macan is as tastefully understated as the exterior, with good quality tactile finishes and subtle branding.
One of my favourite features is the adjustable front headrests, so you can wear a ponytail while driving!
The Macan does feel very functional as a family SUV and it has an excellent media system that it is easy to navigate and use and has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The reversing camera image is crystal clear and the different view angles down the side of the screen are simple to select and change between.
Storage is quite minimal yet functional throughout the Macan. In the back, there are no map pockets but the hard seatbacks do make it easy to clean little footprints off and protects front passengers from any rear kicking legs!
There are cup holders in the front and rear seats, a good-sized glovebox and door bins large enough for refillable water bottles in the front and back doors.
The boot of the Porsche Macan is a great size for a five-seat SUV and can easily fit a medium-size dog.
From empty it fitted thirteen shopping bags, which is comparable to the Range Rover Velar and BMW Alpina XD3 which both hold fourteen shopping bags, the Jaguar F-Pace which holds thirteen shopping bags and the Audi Q8 which holds fifteen.
All sizes of pram and stroller from twin and tandem to compact fit in the boot with a good amount of shopping.
One of the best features of the Porsche Macan is the (optional) automatic lock and unlock door feature. I don't have to search my handbag for the key when going to and from the car and can keep them free for holding my daughter's hand and all her things!
The Porsche Macan has ISOFix points in the two outer rear seats and top tether anchorages across all three seatbacks. Installing child seats was nice and straight forward and I could very comfortably fit two child seats in the back but not a three. I could just sit between the two child seats. Legroom is good in the Porsche Macan and with rear-facing child-seat installed a 176cm driver could sit in front.
The Porsche Macan is yet to be given an ANCAP Safety Rating. In fact, good luck finding a Porsche that has!