Porsche Earns Top Collective Score in 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

2016-09-30T10:19:11+00:00September 30th, 2016|Award, News, Porsche|

Porsche takes home multiple awards from the J.D. Power APEAL study released last month for leading models including the Boxster and Macan.

Porsche once again received high ratings from the J.D. Power APEAL report released last month. The APEAL report is an annual study that provides information on driver satisfaction across a variety of factors including design, performance, and driver experience. The study correlates responses from over 80,000 owners of new cars who evaluated more than 240 models grouped into ten different categories. In the 2016 study, Porsche won the overall classification for best luxury brand. Additionally, the Porsche 911 Boxster and Porsche Macan both earned the first place in their respective categories.

Porsche Earns Leading Score for Overall Classification

The 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study has named Porsche as the top luxury brand in overall classification twelve times since 2004. Overall classification is based on an aggregate score out of 1,000 covering an array of categories. This year, Porsche beat out all other manufacturers with a score of 877. In addition to a top overall score, Porsche also earned top scores in multiple individual categories. For example, the 911 came in first place in the “Midsize Premium Sports Car” with an overall rating of 893. The Porsche Boxster also performed well earning a score of 892 points in the “Compact Premium Sport Car” category, and the Macan earned a top score of 876 in the “Compact Premium SUV” category.

The 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study was released last month and included rankings on design and performance characteristics of 33 different automotive brands. The study is completed annually and serves as a premium benchmark for luxury vehicle performance and ownership satisfaction.   The survey is taken by drivers 90 days after they take delivery of a new car and covers purchases made from November of 2015 through February 2016.

Porsche Boxster and Macan Lead Their Categories

The APEAL study is not the first report to place the Porsche Boxster and Macan at the top of their class. Since the release of the Porsche 718 Boxster, it has received rave reviews from journalists and drivers alike. Reviews in publications such as Top Gear, Auto Express, and Car Scoops call out the exceptional handling, power, and value of the new Boxster.   Similarly, the Porsche Macan has been named Best Entry Luxury SUV by the Daily News Auto Awards. It has been called out for leading performance, capability, style, and practicality.

Drivers can learn more about the entire Porsche line-up by contacting a representative at Porsche Santa Barbara. Stop by and see for yourself what sets the Boxster and Macan apart from the rest of the competition by scheduling a test drive today.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

2016 Porsche Macan Wins NY Daily News Auto Award

2016-04-18T17:55:58+00:00April 18th, 2016|Porsche|

The NY Daily News recently announced the Porsche Macan as the winner of the 2016 Best Entry Luxury SUV award.

Porsche was recently awarded the title of 2016 Best Entry Luxury SUV in the Daily News Auto Awards. These awards are given annually and highlight the best automobiles within each class and category to help drivers make more informed purchase decisions. The NY Daily News recently released the latest round of winners last week and noted the exceptional handling and functionality of the Porsche Macan in its reviews.

“We are pleased to hear that the 2016 Porsche Macan was recognized for its exceptional performance,” states Porsche General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “The SUV has been a long-time favorite with our customers for these reasons and continues to uphold high standards within the luxury SUV segment.”

Notable Power and Control

The 2016 Porsche Macan offers dynamic handling and power in addition to functional utility and spacious cargo and seating areas. The Macan comes with a 252hp turbocharged 4 cylinder engine capable of powerful torque and featuring a7-speed Porsche PDK transmission. The combination results in a controlled and powerful driving experience that handles more like a sedan than an SUV. The top model offers up to 400hp, giving it more of a race-quality driving experience no matter the destination.

Dynamic Functionality

In addition to power and strength, the 2016 Porsche Macan was also called out for its exceptional functionality thanks to the 17.7 cu. ft of cargo room. For additional space, drivers can also fold down the rear seat to more than double the available room up to 53 cubic feet. Whether you are hauling a group of friends or making space for new furniture or equipment, the Porsche Macan can handle the load.

Top Safety Features

Additionally, the NY Daily News pointed out the significant safety features available on the Porsche Macan including lane departure warnings, blind spot warnings, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision warning system. These features provide drivers with essential information on the road to help prevent an accident before it even happens.

Overall, the Porsche Macan performed well in the reviews and earned the top spot as an entry level SUV thanks to its leading style, performance, and practicality. Drivers can learn more about this remarkable small SUV by contacting a representative at Porsche Santa Barbara.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Unveiling the 2015 Porsche Macan At Santa Barbara Auto Group

2014-05-20T06:08:13+00:00May 20th, 2014|Porsche, Santa Barbara Auto Group|

The sports car of the compact SUV segment is now available at Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA May 20, 2014 – Every drive should be unforgettable and the 2015 Porsche Macan provides more than a memorable experience. Created to bring the urban way of life into the fast lane, the sporty Macan is the first compact SUV from Porsche. The 2015 Macan S and Macan Turbo have just arrived at Porsche Santa Barbara and we are excited to unveil the all-new Macan to our customers.

2015 Porsche Macan – Sporty Everyday Performance

2015 Porsche MacanThe Macan is a sports car that has five doors and five seats, but the all new Macan is anything but ordinary. Dramatic acceleration combined with a powerful engine and all-wheel-drive agility deliver a vehicle that thirsts for experience and thrills. This power is harnessed and available when needed, but is extremely comfortable for everyday driving.

The design of the Macan is obviously a Porsche featuring a wraparound hood and gently sloping roof line to give the overall impression of sporty elegance with powerful dynamics. The interior of the Macan resembles a sports car including the forward-sloping center console with a high-set gear selector to draw the driver further into the cockpit. Although considered compact, the luggage compartment boasts 17.6 cu.ft. of volume, which can be increased to 53.0 cu.ft. by folding down the three-way rear bench seat.

2015 Porsche Macan – Two Powerful Trims

Available in two trims – the Macan S and Macan Turbo both boast impressive standard equipment including all-wheel drive, PDK, all-new multi-function sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, 19-inch wheels, a high-performance audio system, and an electronically operated tailgate.

Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the Macan S delivers 340 hp and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. The Macan Turbo features a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers an impressive power output of 400 hp. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.6 seconds, with a top track speed of 164 mph. Best of all, that’s all achieved with moderate emission and fuel consumption figures.

The Macan S is available at the base price of $49,000 and the power-package Macan Turbo can be purchased for $72,300, plus any additional options, taxes, dealer charges, and a $995 destination fee charge.

Join the 2015 Porsche Macan Launch Party

Join Porsche Santa Barbara as we unveil the new 2015 Porsche Macan where you can discover Porsche performance in an entirely new form. Drinks, hors d’ourves and a more intensified life will be served

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM
Location: 402 South Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA
RSVP: Please RSVP to Ada at aschultz@sbautogroup.com or by telephone (805)563-4230

Whether you are looking at the Macan S or the top-of-the-line Macan Turbo, Porsche Santa Barbara promises you will be impressed.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2014 Porsche Cayenne or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000
www.sbautogroup.com
www.porschesantabarbara.com

Porsche macan speeds onto digital scene in 2014

2014-01-27T13:29:56+00:00January 27th, 2014|Porsche|

Porsche is breaking into a new market segment with the Macan compact SUV. The sports car manufacturer is taking an unusual approach with the market launch campaign for the vehicle, too. The campaign revolves around an innovative yet comprehensive online platform that allows various social media channels in particular to be used to interact with interested users. Porsche AG is also using this campaign to revise its entire online presence. Opting for a complete, responsive design, Porsche AG is once again setting benchmarks for the industry as well as guaranteeing a uniform experience across all end devices. Join us at Santa Barbara Auto Group as we explore this exciting new vehicle.