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Fuel Economy Update for July - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 5,833
edited August 8 in Porsche
imageFuel Economy Update for July - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

With less than 1,800 miles on the odometer of our long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S, it seems like we enjoy driving this car with a heavy foot.

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Comments

  • s197gts197gt Posts: 162

    obviously, it's very early. having said that... yikes! that's bad...

  • ocramidajzjocramidajzj Posts: 90
    edited August 8

    It's a high performance turbo-charged engine at the mercy of lead-footed enthusiasts. I'm not sure what we expect. Every turboed car will drink fuel at an alarming rate when the turbo starts spooling. My Golf R's small 2.0 engine will eat fuel when I punch it all day. Funny how reports like this are posted. Not sure if they're meant to spark conversation or controversy. It's like we forgot the basic physics of energy. Not to say we shouldn't expect better efficiency but the other problem with posts like this is that they lack context, IOW what sort of driving had been done- highway, city, drag strip. I know clues of this are mentioned in the above update, but how about you get your writers to document what sort of driving they did during the time they had a car? We need context! :-)

    Great picture by the way. Very insect...

  • kurtamaxxxguykurtamaxxxguy Posts: 1,740
    edited August 10

    Not encouraging, given the fuel's premium only.

    How does your Macan compare to an Audi SQ5, its cousin (and also enthusiast-oriented) SUV? It will certainly cost more, given Porsche's well known ala carte pricing for everything.

    FYI the Subaru Forester XT also guzzles fuel if driven hard. But at least one has option of using Regular gas (at cost of loosing 15% power).

  • This is a very green engine and considering the tight tolerances in today's engines I'm sure the MPG's will improve. And it's a Porsche so you know they keep their foot deep in the throttle.

  • kurtamaxxxguykurtamaxxxguy Posts: 1,740

    How is the Macan's oil consumption so far? Is it a truly "tight" engine, or, like many German engines, is it burning a fair bit of oil?

  • duck87duck87 Posts: 645

    That's actually quite an interesting engine layout, albeit covered in a ton of plastic.

  • diigiidiigii Posts: 116

    That engine cover is intimidating for DIY jobs.

  • g129g129 Posts: 4

    approaching 4k miles. in local driving consistently 19-22 mpg and we tend to have a heavy foot On the highway crusing at 70-80 25-26 mpg. Hope it improves on the highway. 0 oil burned

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