2015 Hyundai Sonata: Solid Driver Seat So Far
December 25, 2014
We haven't had our 2015 Hyundai Sonata for very long, but I've already managed to endure several multi-hour stints in the driver seat thanks to a sizable commute and typical L.A. traffic.
I'm glad to report the initial indications are good. The seat not only feels well designed in the first few miles, it still feels that way two hours later. Any new car seat should be comfortable to some degree, but designing a seat for a mainstream sedan that appeals to everybody often leads to a design that average across the board.
In our Sonata, the seat cushion is long enough to provide good thigh support and firm enough to remain supportive after the first hour has passed. The seatback isn't unique in any particular way unless you consider a combination of leather and cloth particularly novel.
It's worth noting that we have the optional sport seats that come with the Premium package. They add the "leather sport bolsters with cloth inserts" but I'm not sure if that's what makes them feel so good. We'll see how well they hold up over the rest of the year, but so far I'm liking the way they feel.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 787 miles