Leather Steering Wheel Feels Scratchy - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Ford F-150: Leather Steering Wheel Feels Scratchy

June 4, 2015

2015 Ford F-150

Before I even pressed the start button on our 2015 Ford F-150, the thing that struck me was the scratchy-feeling steering wheel. An odd thing to notice, yes, but it was also the first thing I grabbed when I hopped up in the truck. 

It's not that the leather feels all that bad, but the rough finish is different than the predominantly smooth, almost supple leather-wrapped steering wheels we're used to these days. The leather on our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang GT's steering wheel looks similar, but doesn't feel as scratchy, at least not to my apparently sensitive fingers.

2015 Ford F-150

Ford says it is leather and I believe it. Maybe this texture will hold up better over time than smooth leather, which sometimes ends up turning shiny with age and use. Plus, this is a truck, after all. There's a good chance you'll be hauling or doing something dirty with the thing, and I wouldn't be surprised if this material holds up better to filthy hands or works better with gloves. 

Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 7,810 miles


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