Article By Eden Motor Group

Are you sitting comfortably? How to bag the best seats in the business...

While we will spend thousands on a new sofa and stump up even more for an upgrade on a flight to have a little more comfort, few of us will pay much attention to the seats in our cars before we sign on the dotted line.

At Eden, we know that you will spend hours sat behind the wheel and a poorly designed seat could mean you get aches and pains. Being uncomfortable means you are distracted, and it could even be a safety risk. We’d love to show you around any of our cars and will encourage you to take a test drive to make sure you are sitting comfortably. These are the cars we think have the most sought-after seats you can sit on:

Cars with Heated Seats

Seat enthusiasts will find very little to moan about in Hyundai’s flagship Santa Fe SUV – not least because there’s space for seven to sit in comfort. All versions have full electric adjustment for both the driver and passenger, along with variable lumbar support.

For a real treat you can specify the super-soft Nappa leather upholstery with a lozenged quilted design. But the real wow factor comes from the ‘climate control’ built into the front seats. Not only are they heated for those chilly mornings. Perfect for those that love cars with heated seats. But the Ultimate trim level has a three-step ventilation system to prevent sweaty back syndrome in the summer. That’s cool!

Vauxhall Astra

The Vauxhall Astra’s seats are the best in the class – but you don’t have to take our word for it. They have actually been recognised and certified as the best by “Aktion Gesunder Rücken e. V.” – the Campaign for Healthy Backs in Germany.

There’s special foam in the seats, optimised according to the model, with “Sport” or “Comfort” contours. Then there are models with electro-pneumatic lumbar support, a massage function for the driver and heating for the rear passenger as well as the front seats.

Vauxhall Combo-e, Vivaro-e and Movano

All Vauxhall vans feature exceptionally comfortable seats which are designed for drivers who spend a long time at the wheel. Even the poshest cars can’t match a feature on the driver’s seat of the Vauxhall Movano (image opposite); it has its own suspension system!

The Combo-e and Vivaro-e Life deserve a special mention for the quantity for seats as much as the quality though. Despite its compact footprint the all-electric Combo-e can seat up to seven people comfortably. If you have an even bigger family or more friends then upgrade to the Vivaro-e, which can be specified with eight or even nine seats.