Comfort level of Standard black seats vs. Leather seats

Comfort level of Standard black seats vs. Leather seats

I'm debating the leather seats. I think they look amazing, but I'm not a big leather fan. Do they breathe well? Do they feel like Roadster sport seats, and I'll be in pain after an hour or two of driving? Also, I'm looking at the performance seats; are they any different than the standard leather besides the piping?

Navi | August 6, 2013

Personally i feel a car in this price range with cloth seats is a no go.

I don't think leather or cloth will make a difference in getting back pain? That's basically down to the seat itself.

Performance seats are the same except the piping and alcantara.

leesichter | August 6, 2013

I love my cloth seats! They are trimmed with leather, so when you're sitting in them, you're sitting on cloth but surrounded by leather! I live in Hawaii and have had leather seats before. They're too sticky when the humidity is high and too hot when the weather is hot. Of course, the latter is not a problem in my MS because of the tinting.

hillcountryfun | August 6, 2013

I really hope Tesla will improve their options for cloth seats. I live in Texas and a car with a black interior is simply painful (even with tinting). I prefer cloth over leather but I need more choices than black. I'm hoping for tan or grey to be added next year when I order my M60. Please Tesla...?

wildcatzoo | August 6, 2013

I like the cloth seats too. We did get wet okoloe seat covers, as we always do. They are black where the Tesla has leather, and you can get an insert color; ours are leopard pattern, which looks good with a green gar and brightens up the interior a bit.

yodasminion | August 6, 2013

I only ask about the performance seats because in many cars the high end seats are sports seats, and are thus often very uncomfortable for long drives. I'm just curious if any P85 owners want to chime in here...

mdtaylor69 | August 6, 2013

I have a P85 with leather performance seats. I love them and they do a great job of keeping me in the seat even under extreme cornering on twisty roads. The only thing I have noticed is the seats have seemed to have eaten the buttons on the back pockets of several dress slacks, but that may have something to do with driving style...

TeslaOR | August 6, 2013

I like my black leather seats even though I normally am a fan of cloth. They match very well with the rest of the uncluttered cabin. Some cars I have owned have caused a bit of lower back pain on long drives. That hasn't been the case with my Model S so far.

carlk | August 6, 2013

I too like to know if the performance seat is more supportive than the regular leather seat. Anyone knows?

eddiemoy | August 6, 2013

The performance leather seats were a little on the hard side for the first couple of days. Now I'm use to them. Meaning my ass doesn't hurt anymore.

nfsilver | August 6, 2013

The performance seats had a gripper feel when sitting in it. Standard leather has a little more slippery feel.

TS | August 6, 2013

WARNING: Do not use seat covers on Model S. Doing so could restrict deployment of the side air bags if an
accident occurs. It can also reduce the accuracy of the occupant detection system.

Read the owners manual....It could save your life some day..

wildcatzoo | August 6, 2013

TS: Wet okole makes custom designs for each car taking into account side air bags.

Colasec | August 7, 2013

>>I too like to know if the performance seat is more supportive than the regular leather seat. Anyone knows?

No, the performance seats are the same structurally and form-wise as the regular leather seat. It's only the covering that is different: the performance seats have decorative piping and Alcantra suede in some areas.