Last post on Mar 27, 2008 at 6:30 AM
You are in the Honda Accord Hybrid
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Toyota Prius, Interior
#40 of 43 Toyota Prius Driving Comfort
Aug 05, 2007 (10:56 am)
The new Prius drivers seat has very inadequate thigh support because the seat bottoms seem to fall away from your legs rather than push up and support them. It gets fatiguing after a long drive.
The center armrest is so hard, it starts to make your arm sore within a short period of time due to almost no padding.
Has anyone come up with good solutions such as aftermarket seat cushions and console armrest padding?
These cushion "look" like they might do the job, but I haven't heard from anyone who has actually used them.
Have you found anything that works to make the drivers seat comfortable?
Has anyone had the center console cover/armrest reupholstered with additional padding?
I don't know what they were thinking when they only put about 1/16th inch of padding under the fabric.
The hard plastic underneath the fabric will make your arm sore in no time.
Sep 02, 2007 (8:01 pm)
I don't own a Prius (am just thinking about buying one someday), but I have that seat cushion you pictured for my Accord.
The Accord seat is rather hard also and I have lower back issues at times.
The cushion is nice for me, but I have an electric seat and can lower it to compensate for the extra height it puts onto the seat.
I have the cushion set about 3 inches away from the back of the seat so my tailbone has no pressure on it.
Hope this helps.
#42 of 43 Re: Toyota Prius Driving Comfort [jaxs1]
Sep 03, 2007 (7:43 am)
There are several companies that make seat pads. Obus Forme is one very popular one. They're on the internet. We see their products in stores here in Canada. A fellow in Florida may be using the Obus Forme seat pads (I did all the measurements for him a few months ago).
My only complaint is the console and door armrests are too low. I'm probably going to make my own pads for them.
#43 of 43 Possible Armrest Solution ??
Mar 27, 2008 (6:30 am)
On ebay, search "Toyota Prius Center Console Leather Cover Fits 04 - 08".
Maybe you could put some padding under this cover?
As for me, so far, the arm rests are at the right heigth and are comfy enough for my elbows.
Likewise, the seat cushion is not a problem for me.