That was Naugahyde and if you knew how many innocent Naugas were slaughtered to make those covers, you wouldn't be so flippant about them. The entire population of Naugas were exterminated before PETA could step in and place them on the endangered species list, which is why Naugahyde is no longer used. :surprise:>I was a bit apprehensive about those “vinyl” seats in my ‘15 Z71, but I can sit in them all day. I think the material they used on the standard Z71 seats feels really cheap....kind of like they came from one of those all vinyl interiors of yester-year. You know, the base model ones that you could hose out at the end of the day? But, despite that I find them comfortable. I’m 5’9” @160. My wife finds them to be fine also.
I understand people having issues with seating position, though. Some Subaru and Toyota seats are absolutely unbearable for my back.
As was mentioned before, the 19's now have 6 way power driver seat. They added the tilt which apparently fixes the issues with most drivers. I'll see myself when my truck comes in. But glad I bought a 19 now.I have a 19 colorado,road trip Miami-Tampa,4 hours each way,perfectly happy with the seats,not leather,maybe being short 5'7 helps:grin2:
6’2 245lb 19’ LT owner here coming from a ‘real German’ VW product(older Tiguan); my seats are the base LT trim w/o lumbar adjustment nor heat and I’m coming to find that they’re barely adequate for trips but alright in daily use. I have my thigh and lowering adjustments at their limits providing marginal comfort but the bolstering and steering wheel adjustment could use quite a bit more range, however the headroom is more than adequate.
My overall opinion is that they’re livable given the awesome truck around them but the basic ergonomic geometry is lacking though not as much as in the Tacoma and Frontier, especially for tall/large folks.
I, for one, am curious about the new Ranger’s ergo stuff compared to our trucks...
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I wonder how hard it would be to modify the motor and switch to make it adjust like the 2019 model?
Personal preference. My ZR2 has great lumbar adjustment and my head doesnt come close to resting on the head rest. I for one think the headrests look great, and if it restricts how far back your head travels in the event of an accident, well I guess it's doing what it's intended to.Biggest problem with the OEM cheap seats in my '19 WT is the [email protected]#[email protected]! headrest, which was apparently designed for looks not use, or else the design lead responsible was a Buddhist with an intense need to sit in the car contemplating his/her navel: that thing shoves your head so far forward you can hardly see higher than the instrument panel! Suppose it works for a lowrider-esque seat fully reclined driving position, but that's not how I roll... Tried but can't seem to remove the headrest [internal stop?]; they'd be fine if you just flipped them around so they slant back instead of forward; they're only there to keep you from getting whiplash in an accident anyway [as they are now, if your head bounces off them you'll probably break your axis or atlas [C1, C2 vertebrae] when your head is forced sharply forward and down... & be a quad the rest of your miserable life!] Vital stats: 6'3", 240#. Other than that, the seats are really lacking in lumbar support, but it wouldn't be insurmountable if it wasn't for the stupid headrest design, as indicated: I've long been accustomed to using a lower back pillow on longer drives in other vehicles over the years. But until I can sort out the headrest issue, the longest drive in my new truck that doesn't leave me groaning is ~ 1 hr...
Denali seats are great, but they do get batter after some break in time. The '19s are even better with the one thing I'd change from my' 17: power tilt seat bottom. Even without that, I spent 35+ hours comfortably on a round trip to NH recently. Would love to add that tilt motor to mine!Looking like I'm with OP on this one. I too have been very stoked on getting a Colorado or Canyon. Been browsing for quite some time and today I actually test drove one for the first time. I instantly noticed the hard seat. Tried sitting in one with leather and one with the cloth leather combo. Very disappointed. Would the Canyon Denali be just as hard?
Guess I'll have to hang on to my 2002 Dakota a bit longer wile I reassess my options. :frown2: