The interior of the Porsche Macan Turbo has been getting a little tired of late, but for some, it will still look and feel fancy, especially considering all the buttons along the center console that make you feel like you're in a spaceship. For others, it can be a bit overwhelming. Nevertheless, an expansive infotainment display, an analog cluster, and a solidly built cabin make up for these minor flaws. That said, rivals are indeed starting to catch up, and Porsche will probably have to make the next Macan a lot flashier.
The Macan Turbo is officially listed as a five-seater, but only teens and small children will be comfortable in the second row. Headroom and legroom are tight here, and trying to fit three adults in the back is not a good idea. Up front, things are a lot better, thanks to more room and the standard inclusion of 18-way power-adjustable adaptive sport seats that manage to blend comfort and support perfectly. The driver has a good reach of all controls and great visibility out the front, but one may find themselves relying on the blind spot monitoring system and the rearview camera when it comes to views out the back.
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As with the paint, so with the leather. There are options and variations galore here too, but as standard, the cabin is clad in plenty of leather and aluminum, but there's also some faux leather and some soft-touch plastics. Still, you do get choices, with Black and Agate Grey as your free options. Spend $220 more and you can have Black/Garnet Red or Black/Mojave Beige. Full leather is available too, for between $1,890 and $2,140, with the same color choices plus Agate Grey/Pebble Grey on offer, but for ultimate luxury, natural leather in Espresso Brown is available for $3,180. As usual, plenty of different wood, aluminum, and carbon fiber choices are on offer for various elements from the floor mats to the owner's manual. An Alcantara roof lining is standard.
The Macan Turbo may look like a proper family car, but the space behind the rear seats is conservative to say the least. The official measurement is 17.6 cubic feet, and that's only really enough for weekend luggage for each occupant. If you have no passengers in the back, you can fold the rear seats to open up a maximum of 52.9 cubic feet.
In the cabin, a quartet of cupholders is offered along with reasonable door pockets and a glovebox. You also get center armrest storage up front, but thanks to the touchscreen making up the entire center console, there's no place to put your phone and still keep an eye on it.
Although Porsche has a bad reputation as a company that charges you more for less, the Macan Turbo is a range-topper and doesn't need many improvements when it comes to its standard spec. It features Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive dampers, the Porsche Dynamic Light System adaptive LED headlights, and 18-way adaptive power front seats. You also get a power tailgate, a sports exhaust, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control, hill start assist, lane departure warning, hill descent control, front/rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a 4.8-inch driver info display. Available options include heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, adaptive air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision detection, a surround-view camera, and launch control.
The infotainment system is one of the highlights of the Macan Turbo's cabin, thanks to a stunning 10.9-inch HD touchscreen display. It is complemented by features like voice control, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and four USB-C ports, two of which can connect for media syncing. A 14-speaker Bose sound system is standard, but you can opt for a 16-speaker surround-sound setup from Burmester if that's not enough. Unfortunately, neither option will give you access to Android Auto.