Originally Posted by Demigod
I love the way the tan leather seats look but.... I don't understand why anyone likes leather seats - hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
It feels better. The soft nappa leather in my Overland feels a million times better than any cloth/suede/alcantara/velour I've ever felt.
My Explorer had cloth seats, it had the nice style where it had a little nap and was soft and plush, not like the meshy grainy crap most vehicles use nowdays. Guess what, it was just as hot/cold as the black leather I had after that - and that was in South Florida.
I like some khaki colored interiors. The khaki they use in the Durango Citadel looks nice (especially with the contrast with black). MB also has some nice combos with a darker khaki that creates nice contrast with their aluminum and such. I don't like the interior to be too dominated by any one color - if I didn't have the wood trim & silver piping in my Jeep I don't think I'd care for its interior nearly as much. But the contrast of the wood and piping and aluminum trim is enough to make it work in a nice package together.
Our Outlander has a very monotone interior, especially sitting in it facing forward. The seats at least have contrast stitching, and the doors have some silverfish trim, but looking out the front its a sea of black - later models added some leather with white contrast stitching to help break it up some.
Lighter interiors IMO just tend to not have enough contrast.