2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Not Sure About the Seats
July 22, 2014
Now these are serious seats. They come standard on the "R" version of the F-Type Coupe and they're designed to hold you in place while the 550-horsepower V8 is doing its best to yank you out of them.
Normally, these are exactly the kind of seats I like, but I'm not sold on this set just yet. For starters they have an oddly placed seam right down the middle of the seat cushion. The first time I got in I thought I was sitting on something. I imagine that will subside somewhat as the leather wears in a bit.
Beyond that minor issue, my biggest worry about the long-term comfort of these seats is they're overall level of firmness. Normally, this is not something to complain about, but after a couple of hours sitting in traffic I never settled into them. They just felt hard and unyielding more so than simply firm and supportive. Again, this may go away as the seats work in a little, but for now they're more aggressive than I would like for a daily driver.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor