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Tacoma seat comfort

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by codykid, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    codykid

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    The last Toyota truck I had was a 1981 Land Cruiser when we lived in Wyoming. Great for the area, job change to Florida and without A/C not so good. I'm thinking about a Tacoma. I have had the following: 2005 Dakota, 2003 Explorer, 2000 Mazda(Ford) B4000, 1997 Ranger, 1992 S-10. I'm looking for current Tacoma owners impressions of the sitting comfort. On my list of vehicles above the worse seats were in the Dakota, Explorer, and Ranger. All seats were terrible on long drives of more than 200 miles at a time. Seat comfort on long trips was like bricks, really killed the lower spine. No combination of seat cushions could fix the problems and dealers/manufacturers could care less. Also, have any owners converted from cloth (factory installed) covers to leather and could recommend the comfort and cost? Thank you for taking your time to read and respond. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    JLink

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    personally, I'm not too impressed by the comfort of the seats in my 2010 TRD Sport. I even re-appolstered them in leather and added heat seat kits. The heat definitely helps with my back pain, but the seats still aren't that great. there are other people that say they are the most comfortable seats they've ever had, but I don't feel that way.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    ajohnson

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    I am very happy with my seats. I also had them covered in heated leather and I love it! I have heard no complaints from anyone who rides with me either.

    The TRD Sport and TRD Off Road come with the sport bucket seats with mesh inserts. I think the SR5 and base models share the same non-bolstered buckets. (2nd gen models)
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Syncros

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    Ive had a lot of comments on how comfortable my seats are (SR5)

    One of the first thing I noticed when I test drove it. I wish it had up/down adjustment, Id like it to be a hair lower so I can see lights at some intersections better (im 6'1) but that probably due to my TSB springs raising the ass end up, obviously my solution will be a slight lift up front :)

    At 120k miles they are still comfortable, the drivers seat is a little bit worn in compared to brand new. Toyota vehicles always have awesome seats IMO, my Supra being the best.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    G scott04

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    I hate my 1st gen seats.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    I have a '11 TRD Sport DCLB. The seats themselves are comfortableto me. However I feel that some up down adjustment would be good and the steering wheel could have more telescoping for it to adjust well to me. I am 6'1 and have very long legs. I feel that when my seat is in the perfrct position for my legs the steering wheel is too far away, with a little higher seat position and a little more telescoping the problem would be resolved. All in all its not bad, I have found a compromise position that works well for me but wish those two changes could be made.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Dj0rk

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    I have an 08 DCLB and coming from a Mazda3s the seats are night and day. I'm going to be moving soon from Nevada to Massachusetts and an actually looking forward to being stuck in the truck for 3+ days. My wife and kids on the other hand...

    But that's why they make Valium and Benadryl.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    TANK

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    I have the TRD seats in my 08. I'm happy with them, and have no complaints. I suggest going to test drive both, an sr5 and TRD package, to get a feel for both.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Coming from a BMW and often driving 400 miles to visit family down in NJ I was a little worried about the comfort of my sport seat (the seats in my BMW were amazing). Needless to say, made my first 400 mile drive in my truck this past Wednesday and the seats were great.
     
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  10. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    I have an 11 DBL Cab TRD off road. I am about 5'11 and 190 lbs. Seats are great on my back. Support from bottom to top. I have already done one roadtrip from CA to Montana and back and loved the seats. Some options like leather, heat, and electric or better adjustable settings would make it even better, but overall they are excellent.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    t4daddy

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    They suck on longer trips. Just like the OP said, after three or so hours they become pretty bad, to me at least. This in a 08' Prerunner SR5 DC.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    By the way I am 5'8" 200 lbs. and fit rather snuggly in the sport seats, was surprised how comfortable they were for such a long drive.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    2011 double cab TRD off road.........5'6" 163lbs......seats are very comfortable for me.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Agreed. The seats seem rock hard and have no friendly contours to ease the pressure. I have the lumbar support jacked all the way up and am still stiff after 60-miles. I was thinking of buying 2005-2009 Mustang seats and putting them in, as those were the most form-fitting, comfortable seats I've ever had. Mustang seats also have multiple-point adjustments, so I could move the seat up, down, tilt seat, tilt back, etc.

    Fairly small build, with a princess-and-the-pea type arse, apparently.
     
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    Never felt uncomfortable in my Sport seats
     
  16. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    If it's the bench, I'd rate it a 4/10. Not terrible, but after a while starts to feel like cardboard.

    The base buckets are much better. I'd say a 7/10. Still not quite up to Tundra/Corolla/Camry standards, but still comfortable. Haven't ridden in one with lumbar adjustment and whatnot so I don't have an opinion on those.

    For some reason I fit Honda seats best. I just miss the side bolsters in the Toyotas. Even my entry level Fit had awesome side supports and absolutely perfect back support. I could ride in that thing for a long long time without being sore. After about 2 hours in the Taco buckets I'm looking for a place to stop and stand up.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    i hate my 2010 access cab offroad seats, uncomfortable on my 3 hour commute daily. I wish i could put the seats from my nissan titan into this as those have been the best seats i have ever had in a truck. leather, heated, power everything etcc......my seat in the tacoma goes forward and back, no lumbar, < the lack of no lumbar is what is killing my back. i freaking hate my seats!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Nov 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    I'm 6'4", 225lbs. My 2011 DCLB 4x4 Sports seats feel like they are a little "thin" for me. Long distance driving is not that great. I feel like the sides of the seats are poking into my sides. Annoying. For the record, I love everything else about my Baby.
     
  19. Nov 26, 2011 at 4:01 AM
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    6'1", 190lbs, 2011 DC with the Sport Bucket Seats...seats are cushy enough for long distance travel, however, my lower back starts hurting after 1.5 -2.0 hours of sitting. The lumbar support, in my opinion, is too high to provide any real support to prevent lower back pain. I have a small lumbar pillow that I use when my back starts hurting. HTH

    m.a.c.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:03 AM
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    I did 7 hours yesterday in my 2010 TRD sport. That's more driving than I usually do and I don't have the best back in general, but the Taco's driver seat was pretty comfy the whole way
     
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