Which Seats Are Better: Cloth or Leather?

By Product Expert | Posted in Just for Fun, Tips and Tricks, Used Luxury Vehicles on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 4:27 pm
Leather seat close up shot black interior

There are so many things to choose when picking out a car, what sort of engine do you want, what company to buy from, which trim level works best, everything can be customized this day so there’s a lot of choices. Where do you even begin? 

Some might start with the engine or maybe even the color, but sometimes what’s overlooked is something you use every day in your car. It’s hard to drive a car without seats and it’s no fun to drive a car with uncomfortable seats. You have the choice between cloth and leather, but which one is better? 

Leather vs Cloth 

One of the first factors in choosing between cloth and leather is the price. Cloth is almost always the more affordable option as it’s the standard option and leather is often an upgrade. That upgrade status also makes it more of a status symbol, so if you want to let people know that you know what style is then leather is the option for you. In extreme weather, cloth functions a bit better staying relatively warm or cool depending on the season, but any good luxury car these days has heated and vented seats to help regulate the temperature. 

Cloth seat getting detailed and vacuumed

Car seat getting cleaned black upholstery

While the function of each material is similar, the aesthetic of leather puts it a step about. Leather seating tends to have a bit of a more natural and pleasing smell as well as being easier to clean. Cloth seating is easier to stain and can hold less than pleasant smells. Leather can be harder to maintain though needed regular maintenance to keep it in good shape while cloth holds together fairly well. 

How to Protect Your Leather Seats in the Sun

Used Cars in Arlington, TX 

Whether it’s cloth or leather seats you’re looking for we can meet your needs so stop by our dealership in Arlington, TX. You can also call ahead with any questions or schedule a test drive with the upholstery of your dreams. 

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