8 Cars With The Most Comfortable Seats - New Subaru Outback Is Best Midsize SUV
Which cars and SUVs have the most comfortable seats for a long road trip? SUV buyers are spending more time in their vehicles and are looking to escape the city. The CarGurus COVID-19 Sentiment Study shows 43 percent of people now use their vehicle as a means of escape and fun since the coronavirus pandemic changed people's views on their cars.
If you spend a lot of time in your car or SUV, you want comfortable seats. Consumer Reports (by subscription) did a study and picked the eight-best vehicles and SUVs with the most comfortable front seats. The 2021 Subaru Outback scores the best in the midsize SUV category.
CR tested the Limited top trim with leather and power adjustability and two-way lumbar adjustment on the driver's side. The SUV also features a manual thigh-support extending cushion.
The 2021 Outback has a higher ride height than other SUVs allowing a better view of the road. It comes with 8.7-inches of ground clearance allowing you to slide in without stepping up, and you won't be dropping down to get in the front seat.
The eight cars and SUVs with the best front seats
The Kia Soul has the most comfortable front seats among small cars. Volkswagen Passat wins the Midsize sedan category, Mercedes-Benz C-Class is best in Luxury Compact Sedan, Audi A8 Luxury Midsized/Large Sedan, and Volkswagen Tiguan best small SUV. Subaru Outback scores best Midsize SUV, Mercedes-Benz GLC best Luxury Compact SUV, and BMW X5 is best Luxury Midsized/Large SUV.
Besides having the most comfortable front seats, the Subaru Outback also has a car-like ride and SUV utility and cargo-carrying ability. Outback comes with standard all-wheel-drive and X-Mode to get you off the beaten path for long road trips and to getaway.
A recent study by Ketchum's Daily Ride Index found that the average American has seen a 12 percent increase in time behind the wheel per week (from 9 hours and 43 minutes per week to 10 hours and 50 minutes per week). That's a lot of seat time, and one over-looked feature is how comfortable the front seats are in a car.
CR says the redesigned 2021 Subaru Outback beats an impressive field in the midsize SUV category like Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot Hyundai Palisade, and Chevrolet Traverse.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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