When it comes to the world of small sport utility vehicles, nobody does sport better than Porsche. That’s as it should be, as the 2020 Porsche Macan continues its reign as an exceedingly fun crossover in just about every performance guise. The Macan is the second crossover to come out of the Stuttgart-based sports car maker, and although it's considerably smaller and cheaper than the Cayenne, it still packs the Porsche punch we expect. A number of performance levels are offered; the interior is well-appointed, and its technology is keeping with the times. Just like every other Porsche, the Macan can be customized to no end. However, it’s also on the pricey side of the aisle if you want it equipped with many of the features offered by its cheaper competitors. That said, there’s no better small crossover to drive than the Macan, and if that's a priority, it could definitely be worth the extra money. . What’s new for 2020? The Macan was heavily refreshed for the 2019 model year, and some of the trim variants were dropped temporarily from the lineup. For 2020, the Macan Turbo and Macan GTS trims are back, having received their own set of upgrades. [slideshow id='2227949'] What’s the interior and in-car technology like? Just as we’d expect from Porsche, the Macan is customizable to your heart’s content. Aluminum, carbon fiber, wood and paint in a dizzying number of combinations are available. The interior ergonomics and driving position are also second to none. You sit reasonably low, yet forward visibility is superb. The sloping roofline really cuts into rearward visibility; an exterior design compromise. You can drop the perfect (optional GT Sport) steering wheel right into your lap, and it never obscures the gauges. It’s the perfect amount of thickness, is quite small in diameter and has clicky metal paddle shifters mounted on the back. The gauges might be old-style Porsche at this point — newer models have multiple digital screens — but that doesn’t make them bad whatsoever. The lightning-quick tachometer is mounted in the center where it should be for a vehicle with a sports car badge on its hood, and the easy-to-read digital speedometer is nestled within it. The center stack is covered in buttons and switches. It looks cluttered, overwhelming and just a bit dated. On the other hand, its physical buttons are easier to identify by touch alone than the touch-capacitive "buttons" found on Porsche's newer models that admittedly look more modern. Neither is a perfect solution, then. There's no such controversy surrounding the infotainment system, which is excellent. Porsche managed to cram in its latest infotainment system on the 10.9-inch widescreen found in front of the shifter. It’ll run Apple CarPlay, but not Android Auto. The system is responsive, appears modern and focuses on making the essentials easy to deal with. We particularly like the customizable home screen that lets you select what controls and information you want to see and where you want them placed. How …
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