Firecracker of Fun | 2018 Porsche Macan S Full Tour & Review

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1m Sep 20, 2021

This week we're taking a look at the 2018 Porsche Macan S to see if it might be the next used luxury SUV for you. Our Full Tour, Review, & Buyer's Guide goes over common problems and issues as well.

We'd like to thank HGregoire for providing us with this 2018 Porsche Macan S for this episode. They let us borrow this vehicle from one of their 32 North American dealerships to use for a week and really get to know the car. With over 3,000 vehicles in stock, chances are HGregoire has the right car for you. Save $200 on your purchase by visiting https://promo.hgregoire.com/nile/

Earlier this season we drove our first Porsche for TestDrive, a 2016 Porsche Cayenne AWD. Now we’re looking at the little brother, which was developed to be a smaller version of the Cayenne from the beginning. Our 2018 Porsche Macan S gives us a good taste of what a raw experience for this compact luxury SUV is like without any enhanced safety tech to get in our way. We go over the design of the Macan, the 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 engine, the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, and how it all comes together.

We spend some time talking about the interior design and layout and how it’s familiar to the pre-facelift Cayenne we drove before. Our test vehicle comes with heated front and outboard rear seats, a heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, a Bose audio system, navigation, SiriusXM, LED interior lighting, and HomeLink. The front power seats have 3 memory options, and power folding mirrors are optioned.

We discuss the small changes that come with the 2019 facelift for those who want to know what’s different about those, along with the potential optional extras one might find on a Porsche Macan.

We then take the 2018 Porsche Macan S on a real world road test to go over the fuel economy test results, along with some light performance driving and testing. We discuss our opinions on the ride, drive, and feel of this SUV on the road and our thoughts on why you’d want to consider this vehicle.

We then wrap up our full tour and review with a buyers guide in common Porsche Macan problems and issues, including pertinent recalls that may affect your vehicle, along with some of the complaints owners have had about this vehicle.

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