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2019 Porsche Macan S is best on back roads

Its sportiness might not suit everybody's daily-driving tastes, unless you commute through a canyon.

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Since its inception in 2014, the Porsche Macan has reigned as the sportiest choice in the compact luxury crossover segment.

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Whereas the larger Cayenne is a bit more family-oriented, the Macan stands as a sort of halfway measure for folks who want something lively, but larger than the usual sports car.

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Refreshed for the 2019 model year, Porsche doubled down on its positioning, creating a new Macan that still places driving dynamics first.

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However, that sort of tunnel vision means other details have gotten lost in the periphery. 

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It's not perfect, but it still shines in the right instances.

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Life is full of sacrifices. 

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The 2019 Porsche Macan S is no exception, offering up some of its daily drivability in favor of making its occupants smile at every corner.

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Standard equipment borders on barren, but that's no different than any other Porsche.

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Yet, if you're willing to acknowledge and accept these compromises, you'll end up more than content.

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