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    Best Materials for Seat of Vehicle?

    Hi all,
    Sorry if this has been asked before or is available in crash test data (haven't seen it yet) - when looking for a new vehicle, is there a best kind of material for the vehicle's seats beneath the car seat itself? I don't know what provides the best traction or if there's incremental value in one material over another.
    As background, I have fabric/canvas and my SO has leather, so I've been wondering if there's any info out there.

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    Re: Best Materials for Seat of Vehicle?

    It's really all down to preference.

    Cloth is sometimes easier to install on; leather is usually easier to clean and recovers better from car seat usage long term.
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    Re: Best Materials for Seat of Vehicle?

    Good points. Thanks!

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    Re: Best Materials for Seat of Vehicle?

    For me, cloth is easier to install on. I haven't found leather to recover well on my two cars. If you have perforated leather, it's not really easier to clean either.
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