A car can look as attractive as the designers make it, as fast as the engineers can build and safe as the team designs, but if the car isn’t comfortable most people won’t pick it for their daily commute. Whether you commute for an hour or just a few minutes, you’ve probably realized how much time you actually spend in your car. Sitting in traffic in an uncomfortable seat is almost as bad as being stuck on the highway with no bathroom stops – it’s unpleasant and some times it’s completely unnecessary. There are, however, some cars that put comfort first, and these cars have the most comfortable front seats, according to Consumer Reports.
2020 Volkswagen Golf
Just because a car is small doesn’t mean it has to be cramped and uncomfortable. This rings true for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf as it made the top of the list for cars with the most comfortable front seats of the year. The faux leather is soft to the touch and otherwise pleasant in appearances. The seats are thickly cushioned to provide support and comfort to the driver and passenger. The lumbar support can be manually adjusted to fit the needs of each individual, which is perhaps the most underrated feature a car can have to maximize both comfort and ergonomics.
2020 Kia Optima
The 2020 Kia Optima is a crowd favorite for many reasons. They are inexpensive, reliable, practical, and apparently they also have incredibly comfortable front seats. Consumer Report points out that the seats mentioned belong to the EX trim level’s leather seats, and not the lower base model cloth seats. The leather seats have additional padding and support for more comfort and power adjustments for both the seat’s reclining angle and the lumbar support. The seats are noticeably wide and spacious to accommodate all passengers without feeling claustrophobic like some tight-fitting racing seats.
2020 Audi A8
The Audi limousine model, the A8, isn’t a surprising candidate for comfort as it was designed for luxury and pleasant driving experience. The front seats can be automatically adjusted in more ways than you’ve probably seen before, and the headrests come far enough forward that they are actually useable without feeling like you are lounging back. The high-quality leather seats are well-padded and offer adjustable lumbar support, shoulder support, and even the cushion. The A8 also comes with an optional massage feature for the ultimate luxury experience.
2020 BMW 7 Series
Like the Audi A8, the BMW 7 Series is the companies limousine-type car. It is designed with the ultimate luxury in mind and fitted with high-quality materials for the most comfortable and impressive interior possible. Also like the Audi A8, the seats of the 7 Series have numerous automatic adjustments, so many in fact that the infotainment display shows you all 20 of the adjustments that can be made to your front seats, including just 4 dedicated to changing the lumbar support.
A comfortable front seat can be a make-it or break-it type of thing for many drivers and car owners. While a sporty and uncomfortable seat might appeal to racecar drivers, daily driven cars should put comfort and ergonomics first. With the ability to change so much about the seat settings combined with high-quality material and thick padding, theses cars have the most comfortable front seats of the year.