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I am looking SUVs and really impressed with the 2018 CR-V. It checks basically every box and Honda has a good reputation. I have had Toyota's so this is a big change if I go this way. One thing I found when I test drove the CR-V EX is that the seat length seems really short. Meaning the part you sit on to support your legs and hiney. I do alot of city driving and constantly on and off the brake so I feel I need something underneath the full length of my upper leg. Is that part of the problem that folks are complaining about on these forums? I know some complain that the seat has a stiffness to it but the length is my main gripe. Does anyone know of any remedies for that? I am wondering if the dealer could put in a custom seat or there were other solutions for that? I am really close to pulling the trigger but I thought I would ask here first before I get a song and dance from the dealer about how he is going to charge me big extra bucks. I would love to go to a Pilot but the gas mileage would be horrible as I got an hour into the city and an hour and a half home from work. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Your best bet is to take a long test drive....I have the Touring model and find it very comfortable but every body if different..(I'm 5-11 with a 30" inseam)
2018 is an excellent value and top rated by just about everyone
 

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Your best bet is to take a long test drive....I have the Touring model and find it very comfortable but every body if different..(I'm 5-11 with a 30" inseam)
2018 is an excellent value and top rated by just about everyone
Appreciate the reply and the thumbs up on the CR-V helps!!!! I will look at that Touring model, thanks! Seems like a lot more $$ than an EX but worth checking out!!!!
 

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When it comes to seat comfort, your opinion is the only one that matters, so get into a CR-V in a show room and adjust the seats and play with it. Take your time and then go for a test drive if you like it. It does not matter if the car is highly rated if you are going to hate driving it.
 

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Seat comfort is a very personal thing, so a seat that may be comfortable for one person may be untenable for another. That being said, if you find the seat in the EX uncomfortable, you might want to try an EX-L or a Touring before writing the CR-V off. FWIW I find the leather seat in the EX-L to be substantially more comfortable than the cloth seat in the EX.
 

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Seat comfort is a very personal thing, so a seat that may be comfortable for one person may be untenable for another. That being said, if you find the seat in the EX uncomfortable, you might want to try an EX-L or a Touring before writing the CR-V off. FWIW I find the leather seat in the EX-L to be substantially more comfortable than the cloth seat in the EX.
Anyone know if the driver seat dimensions are the same in the EX, EX-L and the Touring? As far as firmness in the EX I was okay it was just the seat length that I thought was small.
 

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Let your butt be your guide. Every human is a little different. One thing I would point out is that sometimes new things don't feel "right". I don't recall, off the top of my head, that I notice anything different from my son's RAV4 and either of my CR-V's, including our 2017 Touring. I just really didn't have any thing jump out at me about the seats. Other things on the cars I notice, mostly placement of controls. This tells me its more a matter of what you are use to.

Every time I get my wife a new car she will at first nit pick over what she liked more about her old one for the first few weeks. After that she praises the new car for being "so much better". Its a normal thing, we like predictability and feel comfortable with things we are use to.

Spend as much time as you can in the new car and then let your butt-meter tell you if its OK. The new CR-V's are great cars. I have had mine for a year now and love it more each passing month.
 

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I had a new RAV 4 and traded it for the CR-V EX based on the discomfort of the driver seat. Also Toyota does not believe in their product anymore, based on the trade in value that the local Toyota dealer offered. My local Honda dealer gave a me a 2018 CR-V loaner for 3 days to drive to make sure this is the vehicle I wanted. Every aspect on how the "product specialist" presented the SUV impressed me. I seams like they really believe in the Quality of their product.
 

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Drove the top of the line Rav4h and CRV Touring and one big plus for the CRV to me was the length of the seat bottom. I too was looking for thigh support.

I am 6' but long waist/torso-ed so my legs are short. Every body is different.
 
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