By the time the compact-sized Macan debuted back in 2014, the Cayenne — Porsche’s mid-sized (and first) crossover — had been out for 12 years and was already into its second generation. So, the righteous indignation from purists, outraged that the German manufacturer would build anything other than a sports car, had pretty much run its course. That the Macan would succeed the Cayenne as Porsche’s best-selling model was just further proof of public acceptance. This continues today; the company recently released worldwide sales figures for the first half of 2019 with the Macan accounting for 35 per cent of those sales, and the Cayenne 32 per cent. If you love the 911, Boxster, Cayman, or Panamera, respect the fact the two crossovers provide the vast majority of the profits that allow Porsche to continue building great sports cars. As with literally every model Porsche makes, the Macan is offered with multiple trim/performance levels — base, Sport Edition, S, GTS, and three variations of the Turbo. The 2019 model year sees a freshening of the base and S. In addition to a redesigned front fascia, with notable changes to the grille, lower air intakes and headlights, the latter featur...