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Next gen seat comfort for larger people?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by thebishop, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. thebishop

    thebishop Member

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    Now that a few months have passed after initial deliveries of Next-Gen Seats, what are the experience in terms of comfort/fit for larger people driving? Sharing height/weight would be super helpful (I'm 6'1, 245lbs) and your experience (bottom bolsters and side bolsters vs legs / sides).

    Unfortunately we don't have these seats available for trying out yet and it would be interesting to hear from some daily drivers rather than just a short test drive anyways.

    TIA!
     
  2. fadkar

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    I have heard from a few larger individuals that the next gen seats aren't roomy enough due to the increase in side bolstering. I can't confirm if this is the case for most people or only a few.
     
  3. mwulff

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    I'm 6'3 and and about 240 pounds. I like the new standard seats very much. They are comfortable even for us who are somewhat taller/wider. I haven't seen a next-gen seat yet but I will this weekend.

    I'll report back with my findings.
     
  4. trond.strom

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    Im 6`0 and 210 punds. when sitting in the the seats really hugged me tightly. wouldt want to exand very much before fitting could become uncomfortable
     
  5. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I'm 6'4", 250lbs and find them very very comfortable. I fit in perfectly, huge improvement over the old seats.
    My wife and daughters are also quite impressed and think they are better than the seats in the old car.

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    Yeah, I think this needs a bit of qualification of what "large" means. I'm tall and heavy, but you wouldn't call me obese if you met me (at least not to my face :) ). So "overweight" should work. "obese" might not.
    But at 6'1" & 245lbs my guess would be that the OP should be OK, unless his shape is dramatically different from mine...
     
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    I'm 6'6" 220 pounds. Me and my wife tried the new front seats and standard ones and decided we liked the standard seats. Had a 90 ZR-1 Corvette and I hated the heavily bolstered seats. ZR-1 seats felt great when I first got in but got painful after about 1.5 hours. The pain was caused my my right thigh riding on the bolster. This might not be the case with the Tesla new seats but I didn't want to take the chance and I liked the standard ones so stuck with them.
     
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    6'4", 220# and I love the new seats.
     
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    6'0, 230lbs... I love the next gen seats BUT have this annoying squeak coming from the where the bolster rubs against the centre armrest... anyone else have this problem?
     
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    6'4" 240 and I love them.

    Have a couple of friends in the "around 6 foot, a lot over 250" area, and I've specifically asked about the seats, and the results were all positive.
     
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    Yup

    But I'm 6ft9 and 420lbs
     
  11. thebishop

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    Thanks for all the feedback! It sounds like they should work out fine - hope they are good for long-distance as well, that is really something you only find out "later...".

    Any further feedback highly welcome, it is useful for others in similar situations as future reference if nothing else!
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    So what's your take on them? Comfortable? Too tight?
     
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    It is a bit tight on the sides,

    But it's a constant reminder to lose some weight. ☺

    I'm still happy with them,
     
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    And to follow up as the thread creator that now have received a delivery: The seats are really great, thanks all for the input!
     
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    I've been driving mine for two months / >2500 miles and love them.
     
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    I'm 5'11" 215 lbs and found them too tight in the shoulders. Although I only sat in them for about 10 minutes, it felt like a relief to get out of them. I just ordered a 70D with standard seats.
     
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    I have not had opportunity to sit in New Gen seats but I had major problems in form fitting seats of Lexus 250 series. I could not buy car, though wanted to at the time, because the seats were too form fitting and tight in buttocks area. I am 6'3" and 235 lbs. I will check out new seats when I go to the service centre of which the nearest is 2 hrs away from my location.
     
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    It's been a while since this thread was started. Anyone who has had the next gen seats care to give an update on comfort. I am 6' 240 (wide hips) and a little nervous about the next gen seats. Most of the CPO cars that I want have them.

    How is it getting in and out of them?

    Looking for opinions from people that have had them for a while.
     
  19. jerry33

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    No long term experience, but in the loaner car I had with them they were too narrow.
     
  20. spentan

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    I'm still 6ft9in and 420lbs and I still love my next gens.

    Getting in and out is much easier with an exit profile set, otherwise I'm a bit too "wide" to fit between the steering wheel and the seat.
     

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