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Sports Car Steering Wheel - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited February 2015 in Porsche

imageSports Car Steering Wheel - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

It may not be a sports car, but our 2015 Porsche Macan feels like one thanks to its on-road performance and the feel of its meaty steering wheel.

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  • Wood or carbon fiber-trimmed steering wheels can look good (like in this case), but I don't think I'd ever buy a car with one. Yeah, we all learned to hold the wheel at 10 and 2 (or 9 and 3, depending on who taught you to drive), but I normally hold my steering wheel at just off of center at the top or bottom, unless I'm taking an enthusiastic jaunt down a backroad or something. To me, the carbon fiber or wood is just too slippery and poses a safety hazard. Plus, it doesn't feel very confidence-inspiring compared to leather. I'd guess that a lot of other drivers don't hold their steering wheels at the sides, so wood or other trims aren't a great idea when leather provides more grip and security.

    Also, the Macan probably has the most extensively-trimmed wheel I've ever seen. Most wood-trimmed steering wheels just have some trim at the top part of the rim (or in some cases, along the spokes, which is a good design), but the Macan almost looks as if it has a carbon fiver steering wheel with leather trim for your hands.
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