It's here! Seattle, WA owner.
My iPace finally arrived! I traded in my low-mileage 2016 Macan Turbo (almost fully optioned) for a new 2019 Corris Grey at a screaming bargain (14k off MSRP). You'll see me compare the two often, as I think they're the two best sporty, luxury compact SUVs available.
I will update with photos a little later.
It's funny how much different a car feels when you own it versus a test drive, at least for me. So here are my initial thoughts.
The handling & center of gravity is night and day from the Macan. The iPace might not be a sportscar but it's worlds better than its direct small SUV competition, imo. I've also driven the Stelvio QF and think the iPace is superior in that contest as well.
The instant torque is just unbelievably satisfying, all the time.
The infotainment is so beautiful. It is a bit laggy but coming from the 2016 Macan, which had a very basic, still laggy infotainment & very low resolution, the iPace system is just stunning. The cameras are much much more usable than those on the 2016 Macan. If you think this system is poor, never, ever drive a pre-2017 Macan (ie.. the lowest res backup camera possible, glitchy parking sensors, and sometimes 5-10 minutes until your phone connects to the car).
Interior quality is just superb, except for a couple of random cheap pieces that I'll mention below.
Beautiful, stunning car. In one day I've had more stares than a year of Macan ownership.
LOVE being able to start it remotely and the app in general. Trying out Wattcat as well and so far I really like it.
Not sure why the cup holders are so low quality and finicky. It reminds me of water bottle pouches on backpacks.. there is a simple, perfect solution but manufacturers constantly try to get too fancy and ignore the simple solution. I'm not sure if it's possible to swap these out but I might have to modify them myself.
Happy to once again have storage for sunglasses but wish it wasn't the lowest quality feeling storage bin ever. Minor nitpicks that don't really matter, just funny ways to save a few cents.
The spongey brakes are not my favorite. I've already mostly adapted and it's not a big deal but the brakes on the Macan were far more consistent.
Can the HUD size not be altered? It's too bulky for me and looks pretty low res. The Mazda I used briefly had a much nicer looking HUD.
After my first drive the brake pedal cover popped off. That was funny. I'm guessing they didn't put it back on fully when they detailed the car but it made me laugh.
This car screams bloody murder at you when it senses something while you're reversing. Yikes.
It showed up with 44 PSI tires and the load setting on normal, so big thank you to everyone on the forum that pointed this out. At first I thought something was wrong with the car due to horrible ride quality, then I remembered the tire pressure warning on here and sure enough that was the issue.
I'll keep updating with my thoughts!
Also worth noting; I only had a 20a breaker available and so my charger is a measly 16a ClipperCreek aka the smallest possible Level 2. Still, last night I got 5% per hour from 35% to just over 90%. So as long as you can fit even a 20a, you shouldn't have any issues.