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Anyone considering Sheepskin or other types of seat covers?
 

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Im about to buy a Passport EXL or Elite. Main reason im thinking of the Elite is I'd like ventilated seats, but I'm also thinking of putting seat covers on at some point.

I realize the ventilated seats are not cooled, mainly just a fan type setup. My question, would the cooling effect of the fan still noticed enough if I'd put sweat covers on?

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Unfortunately not I’m pretty sure as I have the Elite here and my ventilation is just ‘ok’ not covered and I’m in MN and we hit a 70 the other day / all I’m saying is I would not cover the ‘ventilation’ ?
 

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I have the Touring, which only has Heated seats and I put Sheep Skin Inserts over the perforated area and I can still feel the seat heaters, although I have no used them too much...
 

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Main reason im thinking of the Elite is I'd like ventilated seats, but I'm also thinking of putting seat covers on at some point.

I realize the ventilated seats are not cooled, mainly just a fan type setup. My question, would the cooling effect of the fan still noticed enough if I'd put sweat covers on?
I went with the Elite because of the ventilated seats. They do work, but they're not amazing. I can't imagine they'd work well with seat covers. Or "sweat" covers. ;)
 

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I bought a Aries seat cover for my 15 Highlander. It just slips over the drivers' seat and can be removed for easy clean up. It's not a tight fitting seat cover. This one is designed to use if you go to the beach, mud, snow rain, etc. It covers the seat with a water resistant fabric that can be pulled off in a second to clean or store.

I just ordered a second one from Amazon yesterday, it got here today. I slipped it over the passenger seat. Fits like a glove...a very well designed, loose fitting glove, LOL. It just drapes over the seats. And that's what I wanted.

Just to protect the light, grey colored seats in my Passport for any beach or parks visits we might plan this Memorial weekend. Then I can pull it off and keep it in my garage or cargo area until I need it again. At least the second one.

I kept the first one on my drivers seat the duration of owning that HL up until yesterday. I pulled it out of the HL and threw it onto the Passport seat. It'll stay there now. CHeck em out Aries Seat Defender about $26-$28 dollars. I will be ordering one for my backseat next. peace. e
 

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Thanks. Guessing those are air bags in the side bolster area? These covers fit loose, just drape over the back, seat n headrest areas. They are not fastened down.

A air bag deployed would push this material out of the way. But again thanks.
 

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Having dogs that love to ride in the car, we use this seat cover. Have had it for the last couple cars and it's excellent quality, well worth it. Buckles attach to the head rests and there are two anchors that tuck in between the seats and seat-back to hold it in place. It can be installed like a hammock with the buckles attached to both the front and rear headrests, or like you see here (my preference). It's water proof and very easy to vacuum / clean. We liked it so much, we bought one for each vehicle, and would definitely buy again if ever needed. If any people need to sit in the back seat, it's a 30 second task to take it out and another 30 seconds to put it back in.
 

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Definitely wouldn’t upgrade to Elite for seats.... they are very weak to me. I wish I had just went with Touring.
KInda glad to read this. I keep thinking, one feature I wanted on my new auto was ventilated seats for my S.E. Texas driving. I was cross shopping Subaru Outback and Kia Sorrento.

I got the Passport Touring for a very good price and did not even test drive a Elite to compare. If the seat cooling is not great and I do not have a need for AWD, good to know I made the correct choice.

After our first minor, aprox 550 mile round trip this weekend, the AC in the Passport was more than enough to keep the interior very cool for us and our pup laying in back. I had to turn it up from Lo at a few points in our trip cause it was very cool inside as we drove thru some heavy rain, very dark skies returning on Hwy 290 from Austin area. I also have the Aries covers on both front seats. These covers are more for beach, rain protection of the seats. They slip over the headrests and just drape over the seat area. The should not hinder airbag deploy but the dense fabric would probably block ventilated seats. But I find them useful on lighter seat colors to minimize stains.

The PP did pretty well on fuel, made it there and back with about 41 miles remaining on the Range on the same tank of gas. I did engage the ECO-mode a couple times. Overall, a very nice and comfortable ride.
 

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KInda glad to read this. I keep thinking, one feature I wanted on my new auto was ventilated seats for my S.E. Texas driving. I was cross shopping Subaru Outback and Kia Sorrento.

I got the Passport Touring for a very good price and did not even test drive a Elite to compare. If the seat cooling is not great and I do not have a need for AWD, good to know I made the correct choice.

After our first minor, aprox 550 mile round trip this weekend, the AC in the Passport was more than enough to keep the interior very cool for us and our pup laying in back. I had to turn it up from Lo at a few points in our trip cause it was very cool inside as we drove thru some heavy rain, very dark skies returning on Hwy 290 from Austin area. I also have the Aries covers on both front seats. These covers are more for beach, rain protection of the seats. They slip over the headrests and just drape over the seat area. The should not hinder airbag deploy but the dense fabric would probably block ventilated seats. But I find them useful on lighter seat colors to minimize stains.

The PP did pretty well on fuel, made it there and back with about 41 miles remaining on the Range on the same tank of gas. I did engage the ECO-mode a couple times. Overall, a very nice and comfortable ride.
Pretty good mileage, 550 miles on less than a tank, not to shabby.
 

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Woah!!! Sorry, don't want to mislead anyone here, ever. I hadn't crunched the actual numbers. That 550 roundtrip I thought I would be doing got altered somewhat. After viewing my actual numbers, it's more like 375 total miles roundtrip. With about 42 miles range left once back home. So could've been a more realistic 415-417 total miles on this single gas tank.

Which to me is still pretty good to me. I forgot to reset the trip meter before I hit the road this trip, so it shows avg 23mpg with a total of 895 miles now on my odometer.

And we took the nice, Austin area Toll Rd 130 from Lockhart to Elgin, aprox 35-40 miles. That Toll Rd has a posted 85 speed limit, so of course, I went 95 for a short section. Was a nice, first, quick trip for Fathers' Day.

Sorry for the incorrrect first numbers, 550 miles on a tank woulda been danged impressive for sure. peace, e
 

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Woah!!! Sorry, don't want to mislead anyone here, ever. I hadn't crunched the actual numbers. That 550 roundtrip I thought I would be doing got altered somewhat. After viewing my actual numbers, it's more like 375 total miles roundtrip. With about 42 miles range left once back home. So could've been a more realistic 415-417 total miles on this single gas tank.

Which to me is still pretty good to me. I forgot to reset the trip meter before I hit the road this trip, so it shows avg 23mpg with a total of 895 miles now on my odometer.

And we took the nice, Austin area Toll Rd 130 from Lockhart to Elgin, aprox 35-40 miles. That Toll Rd has a posted 85 speed limit, so of course, I went 95 for a short section. Was a nice, first, quick trip for Fathers' Day.

Sorry for the incorrrect first numbers, 550 miles on a tank woulda been danged impressive for sure. peace, e
Thanks for the clarification, Ernie. Still, not bad mileage for a PP.
 
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