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The best thing about the 2022 Porsche Macan is the drive, I didn't want to stop driving it!! It feels like cars used to in its responsiveness, agility and connection to the road but all while being super smooth as you'd expect from a luxury SUV. There wasn't the disconnection you usually get with SUV's and that is where the magic of the 2022 Porsche Macan lies for me! This goes straight to the top of my cars I want to own list alongside the equally good (but a little bit different in fuel consumption) Hyundai Ioniq5!

The Porsche Macan looks great too and not in a showy, shoulder-padded way. It even goes a little undetected, not attracting too much attention and like last time I drove one I realised how many more there are on the road.

The updated interior of the 2022 Porsche Macan is clutter-free, tasteful and understated like the exterior, with good quality tactile finishes and subtle branding. I am pleased to see the Macan retained one of my favourite features; the adjustable front headrests, so you can wear a ponytail while driving!

I got to test the rear seat with Infasecure child seats this time around and found I could fit three Infasecure Attain More seats across the back seat which is fantastic!

2022 Porsche Macan with 3 child seats installed in the back row

The Porsche Macan has ISOFix points in the two outer rear seats and top tether anchorages across all three seatbacks. Installing child seats was straightforward. It is a tight fit with the three child seats across and you will definitely need to check any other three-seat combinations will fit. To learn more about the child seats used in this review you can click on the link here.

Legroom is good in the Porsche Macan and with rear-facing child-seat installed, a 176cm driver could sit in front.

2022 Porsche Macan with 3 child seats installed in the back row

The Macan felt very full with three seats in the back and when we were just using two child seats with our daughters it felt perfectly spacious.

The 2022 Porsche Macan is also very practical for families in terms of its boot space too and you would easily fit your medium-size family dog in the boot.

2022 Porsche Macan space for dogs with two rows of seats in use

When empty, the boot of the Porsche Macan fits 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.

2022 Porsche Macan space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

The Bugaboo Bee 6 fits really neatly in the boot with nine shopping bags alongside it.

2022 Porsche Macan space for the Bugaboo bee6 pram and shopping with two rows of seats in use

The New Bugaboo Donkey 5 mono with seat or bassinet detached fits in the boot with four shopping bags.

2022 Porsche Macan space for shopping with tandem stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Bugaboo Donkey 5 duo with seat and bassinet detached fits in the boot with four shopping bags.

2022 Porsche Macan space for shopping with tandem stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Bugaboo Donkey 5 twin with both seats detached fits in the boot with three shopping bags.

2022 Porsche Macan space for shopping with tandem stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

To learn more about the Bugaboo prams used in this review go to the expandable “storage” section at the end of this review.

The 2022 Porsche Macan is very enjoyable and functional as a five-seater family SUV. In fact, I think it's pretty hard to beat! It has an excellent media system that is easy to navigate and use and has Apple CarPlay for accessing your phone's communication, audio and navigation apps.

I particularly like how easy it is to drag and drop the kids' music to the rear speakers!

The reversing camera image is crystal clear, with lots of options for different view angles down the side of the screen too.

The rear aircon vents are a welcome addition to keep the rear passengers comfortable in all climates.

Storage is quite minimal yet functional throughout the Macan. In the back, there are no map pockets just two cup holders in the central seatback and good size door bins for refillable water bottles.

In the front, the door bins are bigger and will hold an iPad as well.

A generous glove box and cup holders give ample space for iPads, purses and our coffee!

The 2022 Porsche Macan makes a luxurious, practical and thoroughly enjoyable five-seater family SUV that goes a little under the radar!

The Porsche Macan is yet to be given an ANCAP safety rating. In fact, good luck finding a Porsche that has!

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4 Comments

  1. This is an amazing family car. I waited 6 months to get mine and have now had it for two months. It handles extremely well. I have five grandchildren of varying ages and am frequently switching car seats – infant, toddler, and booster. The seatbelts are easy to access and the older children can find and do them up themselves. The car seat fastening points are easily accessible (not buried in the upholstery like many others). I recently fit an infant seat, a toddler seat, large twin stroller and shopping bags. We did have to leave the centre seat down to angle in the stroller, but it did fit. Overall, a great car. I am really happy with my purchase – worth every penny.

  2. Amazing review really helpful, thank you! We are currently looking at the Macan. Do you feel there is enough room for 2x Toddler seats(44cm wide) and a Booster? We have 2 year old twins and a 8 year old.

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