leather vs cloth

Should I Get Leather Seats For My Vehicle?

Leather vs Cloth Vehicle Seats

When in the process of purchasing a new vehicle there are many questions to ask yourself and things to consider. Once you have narrowed it down to make and model there more specific details to then consider like do you want leather or cloth upholstery? It may seem like a silly question but many customers have preferences to what material they have in their vehicles. While there are advantages and disadvantages to both the choice ultimately comes down to the driver’s needs, lifestyle and preferred level of comfort. If you are deciding between leather or cloth upholstery, take a look at the benefits of each material.  

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Benefits of Leather Seats

While leather seats do cost more they are always in demand for car buyers. Vehicles with leather seats often have a higher resale value because of the expensive interior. Many customers also enjoy leather seats because of the silky smooth touch, pleasant smell and level of comfort. Here are some of the benefits of leather seats.

  • Hard to stain
  • Easy to clean
  • “New car” smell
  • Resale value

Benefits of Cloth Seats

There are many advantages to cloth seating as well including its cheaper price when compared to leather. Cloth is easy to take care of, unlike leather which requires maintenance to maintain its look and texture. Here are some of the benefits of cloth seats.

  • Weather doesn’t affect it
  • Easy to maintain
  • No slipping

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Again, the choice between leather and cloth upholstery really comes down to the driver’s preference. Some of the factors to consider when deciding between leather and cloth is who will be sitting in the vehicle such as children and pets. If you have any questions about leather vs cloth upholstery please contact us at Hall Cars. Take a look at our available inventory of Mazda and Volkswagen models to see what models offer leather and cloth seats.