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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

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I find them to be uncomfortable in 2 ways,

The bottom part of the seat isn't wide enough, I find myself sitting on the side bolster.

On the top part I would like the side bolsters to hug you more.
Might want to lay off the bons bons and get en exercise video to slim your thighs and butt.

i have always preferred a Recaro seat for long drives. These days with airbags and seat heaters and gawd knows what sensors its a PITA to swap in a Recaro. Used to take about an hour to unbolt seat and seat track from car and install adapter and Recaro seat and reinstall. I wish the seats in my WK2 were a little firmer and had higher bolsters for my legs and chest.

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Old 03-27-2014, 08:33 AM
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

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Might want to lay off the bons bons and get en exercise video to slim your thighs and butt.

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Maybe its whats between my legs, that I makes me want to sit a little more openly.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:27 AM
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

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... Maybe its whats between my legs, that I makes me want to sit a little more openly.
Yeah....you keep tellin' yourself that, chief!

I have issues with seat bolsters, too, though. Seems in every vehicle I drive, the outside seat bolster starts to get a little flat. No matter how I try to adjust my weight or position in the seat, though, it always ends up that way.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

It sounds like depending on your personal preference they are comfortable. Some feel the same way as my wife does. You would think, when you spend 48k on a jeep, the seats should feel pretty good. It is what it is. Thanks for your input.
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It sounds like depending on your personal preference they are comfortable. Some feel the same way as my wife does. You would think, when you spend 48k on a jeep, the seats should feel pretty good. It is what it is. Thanks for your input.
You have never sat in the front seats of a new Mercedes S class or driven one.
Seats are awful until they break in which can take as long as a year.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

That is true. I have never sat in one of those. My jeep is 10 months old with over 20k miles on it. I hope they break in soon.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I have to do test fits with aftermarket seats to see if my thighs fit. Some Sparco and Corbeau seats dont fit. It isnt my 34in waist but my thighs from way to many ladders from high school track practice. Sprinters have thighs distance runners just blow away in the wind.

We used to at High Performance Safety School that NCC put on check all students driving positions and correct them. Made sure students were centered in their seat with legs slightly bent and arms slightly bent for 9 and 3 on the steering wheel. Many students found their seats and their vehicles a lot more comfortable after our instructors spent 15 minutes with them working on this.

As a previous poster mentioned check the lumbar support and position. I think mine refills itself every couple of months so I have to bleed it down or my dogs are fing with me.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

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The service writer at my dealer doesn't like the new ones at all--he prefers the cushier seats on my older 95 Limited.

I found the newer ones notably stiffer. However, after making pretty much the same cross country drives in a '14 Overland vs a 95 Limited, the stiffer seats seemed to be less fatiguing over the long run.

They do seem to be just a bit off center line to the pedals, where the most natural bohurkus positioning isn't as comfortable as just scootching an inch or so to the right.

I agree, I felt after some time, that I am crossing my right foot much further to the left than I would to brake and I can't separate my legs as much as would be comfortable. It appears the transmission tunnel invades the pedal space and the pedals are thus shifted to the left more than most cars. I looked at my wife's Sorento and her pedals including the brake are set to the right of the steering wheel where you would expect. My Jeep's brake pedal is actually to the left of the center line of the wheel.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I am one that prefers the firm euro style seat vs the plush fluffy style and like the overland seats. I've also had passengers over the past 2yrs comment how comfy they are. My old Acura TL had the most comfortable seats and the overland is not far from it, IMO. Actually, from my experience every high-end automobile I've been in seem to also have the hard euro style seats.


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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

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Is it just me or does anyone else find the overland seats not real comfortable? Wife just got back from a 1800+ mile trip. Complaining about the seats. Loves the JGC, HATES the seats is what I was told. We had a Loaded Tahoe before and the seats were like recliners. These overland seats seem very hard.
Don't support real well as well. Maybe she is just spoiled, but I find myself having a hard time not agreeing with her.

Let's hear some feedback
I love the firm feeling of the seat in the Overland and so my passengers so far.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

The seats are one of the few things (not the only one) I dislike about the Jeep. I test drove a GMC Terrain Denali (3 actually) and the seats were more comfortable and the leather was softer.

But, the engines were rough and the cabin noise much higher than the Jeep. So for now I will hang on to the Jeep.

Overall I'm still pretty happy with the Jeep, but some things will continue to be annoying.


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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I took a seat in a friend's '14 Limited with leather (same as Overland, but not as many color options I believe) and it felt like I was sitting on a bag of rocks it was so hard. Compared to my cloth seats, it's night and day, but I don't understand why they would feel so different. It can't just be because of the leather. But man, I'm really glad I got the cloth.

And compared to my BMW 328, my Jeep's seats are light years ahead of whatever they thought comfort was when they designed that seating.
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