Porsche Ranks Highest in J.D. Power’s 2016 APEAL Study for 12th Consecutive Year

2017-02-22T10:30:22+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Award, News, Porsche, Santa Barbara Auto Group|

Porsche Santa Barbara applauds Porsche’s victory and the brand’s ability to design vehicles that appeal to nearly every driver.

One of the many vehicle studies conducted by J.D. Power is the APEAL study, which stands for Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout. The intent of this study is to determine what features customers value most by examining what consumers like about their vehicle ninety days after purchasing. In fact, the study has been nicknamed the “Things gone right” study.

APEAL focuses on eight categories of vehicle performance and design: engine/transmission; ride, handling and braking; comfort/convenience; seats; cockpit/instrument panel; heating, ventilation and cooling; sound system; and styling/exterior. In other words, the study is basically an overall evaluation of the vehicle’s reliability and likeability. Porsche ranking highest in overall appeal is exciting news for Porsche Santa Barbara. Though we’ve never had any doubts about the quality of Porsche’s designs, the recognition affirms our reputation for delivering superior luxury vehicles.

Porsche Delivers Top Quality in Several Categories

J.D. Power categorizes the vehicles in the APEAL study by vehicle type. Porsche won in three categories including: Compact Premium SUV for the Porsche Macan; Midsize Premium Sporty Car for the Porsche 911; and Compact Premium Sporty Car for the Porsche Boxster.

The Porsche Macan has been a customer favorite since it was introduced. J.D. Power awarded the 2016 Macan five-stars in nearly every one of the fourteen categories that are analyzed when compiling a performance and design review. By replacing much of the steel parts that were used in previous models with aluminum, the 2016 Porsche Macan cuts significant weight, adding to the overall efficiency. With one of the best traction control systems on the market, the Macan offers a smooth and enjoyable ride.

The Porsche 911 also holds a reputation for developing a loyal following of enthusiasts. Though this sports car is a bit on the pricey side, its review speaks for itself. Receiving five-stars in all but one of the fourteen categories assessed, the 2016 Porsche 911 truly embodies the heart and soul of the company. High-performing, stylish, comfortable, luxurious, and technologically advanced? What more can a driver ask for?

The Porsche Boxster has been considered Porsche’s “entry-level” sports car. With easy maneuverability and 2.7L 6-cylinder engine, the Boxster is perfect for drivers who want the sport car experience without the desire to hit the race track. It comes with Porsche’s latest safety features and offers one of the most stylish looks in the sport car category.

The kind of quality displayed in these vehicles is not out of the ordinary for Porsche. These are not isolated incidences of luck. Porsche has a reputation for combining style, performance, luxury, and reliability that is unmatched, with twelve consecutive years of awards to prove it. So visit Porsche Santa Barbara where our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will help you find the Porsche you’re looking for.

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 Boxster, 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
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J.D. Power 2016 Recognizes Porsche Macan for Extraordinary Quality

2017-02-06T13:43:42+00:00February 6th, 2017|Award, News, Porsche, premium|

According to J.D. Power the 2016 Porsche Macan overcomes all competitors for Initial Quality Rating in a compact premium SUV.

The Porsche Macan has been a customer favorite since its introduction to the brand. The sleek and sporty exterior fits right in with Porsche’s sporting heritage, and the quality that Porsche’s engineers put into the design of this machine is nothing short of amazing. J.D. Power annually awards vehicles in several different categories—one being Initial Quality Rating. The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first ninety days after purchasing, mainly focusing on mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories. The 2016 Porsche Macan was the winner this year for compact premium SUVs. Visit Porsche Santa Barbara where we’re proud to offer award-winning vehicles like the 2016 Porsche Macan.

Enjoy Industry-Leading Quality with the Porsche Macan

Porsche has outdone themselves with the 2016 Macan. The body is comprised of steel and aluminum offering the feel and efficiency of a lightweight vehicle. A Porsche representative claimed, it “embodies sportiness, dynamism, and precision, together with an elegance and lightweight constructions.” Out of the fourteen categories J.D. Power examined for the Initial Quality Study, the Macan received five stars in eleven of them, with the lowest category still receiving three stars.

The 2016 Porsche Macan is available in either S or Turbo trim, both of which now come standard with all-wheel drive. Also, this luxury SUV comes equipped with a new development of Porsche Traction Management that shifts axle power from front to rear depending on cues from the available traction. Two all-aluminum engines are offered in the Macan. The Macan S is equipped with a 3.0L V-6 engine that pushes out 340 hp and a top speed of 156 mph, while the Macan Turbo has a 3.6L twin turbo V-6 that produces 400 hp and a top speed of 164 mph.

The interior of this vehicle is just as luxurious and ergonomically efficient as you would expect a Porsche to be. With leather upholstery for your comfort and cutting-edge technology for your safety and convenience, the 2016 Porsche Macan really does offer extraordinary quality. At Porsche Santa Barbara, you can talk with our team of Porsche experts to see if the Macan is the best choice for you. If not, let our knowledgeable team guide you in finding the luxury vehicle that suits your needs.

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 Boxster, 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
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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