why..... nothing definitive HOWEVERAnyone know why CRV 2020 touring does not have pocket behind driver seat like on back passenger seat?
Well, I will bet money they never tested customer reaction to not having the outside mirrors not move with the memory seats. That is the one thing that really frosts me about this vehicle. Any other car I have been in or had, no matter the price point, if it had memory seats, the mirrors always moved with the seats. So of course I never thought to check. Won't happen again.In my view, you have to look at things like this from a pragmatic point of view.
Honda marketing, like all vehicle marketing teams actually tests the customer market on features, to determine what are deemed "needed" vs what are deemed "nice to have". They do this continually... and the results of their market testing and survey programs gets fed back to the development teams. If market demand for a feature is low, and it costs money to put said feature in every vehicle in a trim level.. it is wasted money and materials.
Where rear pockets on front seats are concerned, the one behind the drivers seat would be pretty low functionality in a Honda. Why? Because you cannot reach it safely as a driver sitting in the seat... but you can reach one behind the passenger seat, not to mention the ever popular under passenger seat pull out drawers that are popular for map storage, etc.
This is why aftermarket accessory businesses continue to thrive... they offer niche addons for niche needs. My wife for example, prefers to hand her purse on the back of her drivers seat... but that is a niche desire, so no vehicle manufacturers that I know of have purse hooks integrated with the drivers seat. But you know what... 2 minutes on Amazon and $6 solved her need with a purse hanging clip that slips under the headrest and clips onto the headrest metal rail.
I remember that! LOL. I also remember, if my memory isn't playing tricks on me, when the heater was an option. What luxury!Funny how people have so many expectations from basically an economy car these days. All these extras are just adding to the overall cost to the consumer. Back in the day, air conditioning, power windows and doors, heated rear windows, anything other than an am radio..etc were all considered luxuries! Heck my 1963 VW beetle actually had a windshield washer (so long as I kept air in my spare tire!)
Gee, I never noticed there is no map pocked behind the driver's seat in my wife's CR-V. My 2012 Pilot has them on both seats and both have items in them, maps, etc. I'm sure the reason is a cost savings, which doesn't make a lot of sense considering many of the features the car does have, such as the Honda Sensing suite and heated front seats; lots of value for the money.Lucky us in the UK!
Seat back pockets on both front seats!
Even though I have a GPS, I'd never stop using printed maps. I've used a road atlas for decades. I like to look at a map and get an overview of possible routes. It is so much easier than using a GPS to plan a trip. The most useful features of using my Garmin GPS, besides the built-in dash camera, are the estimated time of arrival, which I've found to be incredibly accurate on short and log trips and extremely useful when planning where to stop and get a motel for the night, and intersection details and information going through major cities.The Harley Owners Group (HOG) used to send me a 50 state road atlas every year. It would end up in the aforementioned pocket. They stopped several years ago with the adoption of GPS. Times change.