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Model X Seats


Sep 20, 2019
Denver, CO
So we just took delivery of our used Model X, 2018, 75D, FSD etc...I have been driving it for the last two days, and I absolutely hate the seats.

Am I insane or is there something funky abouth te driving position, seat sizing and headrest position that makes it damn near impossible (so far) to get a comfortable driving position? I feel like I'm hunching over forward, and having to hold my head at a weird position.

The seat is definately very small. I'm 5'9" and I feel like I am sitting on top of the seat. My wife is 5'6" and she also commented that the seat is very small.

Then it feels like the streering wheel is hard to place correctly and every button is just a few inches too far away on the armrest.

In contrast, our Nissan LEAF is much more comfortable to sit in and drive.

Any similar experiences, or better yet, any advice?


Being cyberbullied by TMC users PhilDavid + DCEV
Mar 30, 2019
Most every vehicle is more comfortable than the X... The interior comfort is by far the worst aspect of the Tesla... I had an XC90 T8 (Volvo) and Murano, my Dad has a Q7, my brother has a Highlander... Every one of them has a far better and more comfortable interior than the X. My wife's Sportage SXT we got a week before my X last year has more comfortable seats.

You're not alone and you'll see many threads about the seat discomfort (some have gone to extremes and had their seat padding redone or customized and documented it on the forums).
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Sep 20, 2019
Denver, CO
Thanks. I guess I'll search for those threads and learn what people did. The wife doesnt want to spend any more $$$ on this car, as we are both disappointed with the experience and the product.


May 16, 2020
Coming from a Lexus SUV, the X seats were uncomfortable at first. The ride was very stiff. My Daughter refused to ride in the car with me. After switching the rims to 19" and riding them for 2 weeks, we got use to them.

E Dizzle

Nov 27, 2019
I'm coming from a Lexus RX450H and our 2016 X has way more comfortable seats and seating position! I'm 5'9" and I find the seats really good, although not as good as a Model 3 seat we rented a while back.

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