Are there cars with cooled seats?

I live in Florida, so I do not need heated seats.

J.W., Naples, Fla.

Many cars are available with ventilated front seats (and some with ventilated rear seats), but to keep your tush comfortable in hot weather, you will most likely have to buy a vehicle that also has seat heaters. In other words, to get the feature you want, you also will have to pay for a feature you don’t need. On the Ford Taurus, for example, ventilated front seats are in option packages that include heated front seats and cost from $2,700 to $3,000.


Among other sedans available with cooled front seats are the Acura TL, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Chrysler 300 and the Hyundai Azera and Genesis, to name just some. None of those is cheap (especially with ventilated front seats), but you left no clues concerning your price range or what other features you might be interested in.

That is why you should pay a visit to the Vehicle Recommender, where you can generate a shopping list based on cooled/ventilated seats, price, fuel economy, type of engine and major comfort and convenience features.

Although you may not be thrilled at the prospect of paying for heated seats, rest assured that if a severe Arctic cold front blasts into Florida, you will be prepared.

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Answered by Rick Popely on December 24, 2012 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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