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, but the Ultimate trim level has a three-step ventilation system to prevent sweaty back syndrome in the summer. That’s cool!
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.
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.