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Back seats too low?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SoCalGuy, Oct 6, 2017.

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  1. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy Member

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    I was watching this video and it seemed like the rear seats are very low, forcing your thighs to be slanted rather than parallel to the seat. Is this how they are in the Model S too?

     
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    Maybe he should sit in the middle seat. its higher right? That way people won't have to share hip space. It gives the perception of more room to the rear passengers.
     
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    I have not had hands-on with the M3, but my suspicion is that the seats are not low. If you measure h-point to ground or to the beltline it may be quite typical. The packaging engineers would not have wanted to create the sensation for rear seat occupants of "sitting in a hole". However, due to the battery pack thickness, the floor may be higher in the footwell area, forcing the knees up and creating the thigh angle you noticed. Speculation until the car gets here...
     
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    @Big-T

    Man up.....What are you disagreeing with?
     
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    This guys has freakishly long femurs for a 6'0" person in my opinion.
     
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  6. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Indeed,

    He shouldn't be measuring anything related to proportion.

    Looks like a regular guy from the hips up....however.......


    My apologies to him......as I never talk about people.
     
  7. 206er

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    Back seats too low!? As a person who will be installing 2 car seats back there, the seating size/height looks perfect to me!
     
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    Yes--the rear seat in the S is unusually low.

    (Funny how no one else wants to answer the question.)

    On the plus side, there's a lot of leg room.
     
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    #9 Big-T, Oct 6, 2017
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    I'm disagreeing that the solution would be to sit in the middle seat. A bench seat should basically the same height at any of the three seating positions, or close enough it shouldn't matter. The actual solution would be for Tesla to raise the seats a little (if they're actually low).

    EDIT: I measured the height of my rear seats from the floor pan to the front of the rear seat, it's about 14.5" - it doesn't look like the model 3 is lower than that from the photos. My car (08 lancer is surprisingly similar in interior measurements to the model 3, just narrower.) I'm 6'0" tall and my legs are ok in the back of my car...had to sit back there just now to see:)
     
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    Seems like it could be, but to be honest, I don’t really care since I’m never going to be sitting back there.
     
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    yeah, they are horribly uncomfortable. Cancel your rez now!
     
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    Having the middle seat higher is very smart. That way people won't have to share hip room. Why "SHOULD" a bench seat have the same height all of the way across?

    So you are disagreeing because you don't think the middle seat "should" have the same height as the other 2 seats. Really?
     
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    Marfan Syndrome. Abraham Lincoln and my daughter have it. OCD Joe is not typical of the average male physique and no conclusions just be drawn from his video.
     
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    +1 this exactly. I'm 5' 7" and sitting in the back of the S isn't that comfortable because of the lack of leg support.
     
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    I have a Roadster. Will someone explain to me what you guys are complaining about?

    (Oddly, I have a harder time getting in and out of my mother-in-law's Toyota Avalon. Go figure.)
     
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    Hmm, missing some typical Marfan symptoms though …
    His kind of physique is not uncommon over here, so for me as a dutch person, he is a perfect "measure" to get an impression how the car will accomodate the passengers :)
     
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    #17 Garlan Garner, Oct 7, 2017
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    This was the projected design of the rear seats of the Model 3. Look like it might not have made it to the Model 3.

    Look at this Model S's rear seat......the middle one is higher and a little forward of the others. That way.......hips don't have to share the same space in the back.

    Not only do I want White seats in my Model 3.....I want that carpet also.



    I know you guys thought I was joking.
     
  18. Ken7

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    That is correct. In the Model S threads I commented on how unusually low the rear seats are in my new Model S. Nobody commented there either. I suspect it will be the same with the 3.
     

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