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Been test driving the new 2021 cx-5, but can not get comfortable in the driver or passenger seats. Drove several different trim lines. for hour or more.
Gee, seats are too hard on the bottom and the side are terribly hard. What gives with Mazda? Seats more designed for test robots than the average human. Also, see comments on this forum that others have issues with their seats.
My daughter drove it and was not able to get comfortable in the seat, either.
Sad - wanted the auto - but I want to be comfortable driving it, too. If the seats are not comfortable...will move on to a vehicle that has seats that I can drive without being in pain.
 

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I find the seats very comfortable and more comfortable than the 6 Subarus I had. I think it depends on the body type that you have. I am thin and my back doesn't smash into the seat bolsters.
 

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We've been on a dozen 500-mile+ drives with our '18 Touring and enjoyed every mile. That initial firmness you feel actually translates into better, more consistent support over a long drive. I'd buy this car again without hesitation. But you either like the feel of the seats, or you don't.....different seats for different butts. Good luck searching.
 

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Been test driving the new 2021 cx-5, but can not get comfortable in the driver or passenger seats. Drove several different trim lines. for hour or more.
Gee, seats are too hard on the bottom and the side are terribly hard. What gives with Mazda? Seats more designed for test robots than the average human. Also, see comments on this forum that others have issues with their seats.
My daughter drove it and was not able to get comfortable in the seat, either.
Sad - wanted the auto - but I want to be comfortable driving it, too. If the seats are not comfortable...will move on to a vehicle that has seats that I can drive without being in pain.
I totally agree, I love the car but the front seat and the stiff sides are the worst I have ever sat in, and I have been around cars for over 50 years.
I have solved it with a custom made cushion, contact me if you want details.
 

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I totally agree, I love the car but the front seat and the stiff sides are the worst I have ever sat in, and I have been around cars for over 50 years.
I have solved it with a custom made cushion, contact me if you want details.
Sat in my buddies brand new Corvette last week, I have never in my 42 years of driving been in seats so rock hard! Yea I know they aren't in the same category as our cars but wow! Just ROCK HARD crazy! I also had a 1962 Chrysler NYer that had seats that were like sitting on a sofa! LOL you would kind of bounce and float down the road.

Anyway, as I said before different car manufacturers have different theories on what seats should be, I agree with the thread starter though, if he doesn't like the seats in Mazdas he shouldn't buy one. Seats are very important.
 

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We are all just a little bit different. You didn't mention the type of seat. I have the leather seats and although not anything over the top, I think they are pretty good seats. The only issue I'm experiencing is the center console doesn't come front far enough for me to rest my entire arm on it. If I move the seat back and adjust the steering wheel the problem isn't as bad.
No the seats aren't uber padded like some larger luxury cars are but they are acceptable for me. The pad idea above looks like a decent solution to try. The lumbar button is hard to locate by feel but if you haven't tried it this is another option that could potentially make things better.
 
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