J.D. Power shows the most comfy satisfied seats in vehiclels in the The J.D. Power 2017 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study. New-vehicle owners were asked to rate the quality of their vehicle’s seats and seat belts with respect to whether they have experienced defects/malfunctions or design problems during the first 90 days of ownership.
In the luxury car segment luxury car owners like the best seats as
- Lexus RC -2.7
- Audi A6 – 3.4
- Porsche 911 – 3.4
- Lexus GS -3.4
Mass market compact cars with the best seat satisifaction are
- Chevy Cruze
- Honda Civic
- Mazda MX-5
The seats with the least problems and most satisfaction for midsize and large mass market cars are
- Kia Cadenza
- Chevy Malibu
- Nissan Maxima
For luxury SUV the top best quality rankings are for:
- Porsche Cayene
- BMW X4
- Acura RDZ
For mass-market SUV the best ranking are for
- Ford Escape.
- Hyundai Tucson
- Honda CR-V
The seats judged the best for midsize and large mass marekt SUV are.
- Ford Edge
- Toyota Highlander
- Toyota Forerunner
Truck and van owners reated these seats as most satisfactory:
- Toyota ForeRunner
- Ram 1500
- Honda Ridgeline
The study presents seven segment awards based on the J.D. Power vehicle segment designations: mass market compact car; mass market compact SUV/MPV; mass market midsize/large car; mass market midsize/large SUV; mass market truck/van; luxury car; and luxury SUV.
For each segment, the award for Highest Quality Seats is based exclusively on the total seat problems per 100 (PP100) score (seat quality within segment). Awards are presented to the seating system supplier.
Twenty-two attributes are used to measure seat quality and three are used to measure seat belt quality. Twelve attributes measure satisfaction. The study asked new-vehicle owners to rate the quality of their vehicle’s seats and seat belts with respect to whether they have experienced defects/malfunctions or design problems during the first 90 days of ownership
The 2017 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 77,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2017 model-year cars and light trucks registered in November-December 2016 and January-February 2017. The study was fielded from February through May 2017.
The seat-maker Magna takes three of the seven first-place awards in the 2017 study. Adient wins in two segments; Lear and Avanzar Interior Technologies each take one first-place award.