Opinion of cooled seats
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum - 2010+ Discussion, Opinion of cooled seats in Cadillac SRX Forums; Can anyone give me their opinion of the cooled seats? Do they make that much of a difference, and do ...
  1. #1
    Maximumkk is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): SRX plans now on hold.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Posts
    68

    Opinion of cooled seats

    Can anyone give me their opinion of the cooled seats? Do they make that much of a difference, and do you think they're worth the bump in price to jump to a Premium edition?

    How are the standard seats (perforated) without the cooling?

    Thanks
    Max

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    allgm's Avatar
    allgm is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2010 SRX FWD Gray Flannel / Ebony Premium 3.0 Chrome Techs
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    OHIO
    Age
    65
    Posts
    340

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    They are Not Coooled but Ventilated with a fan that blows air in to the bottom of seat. I have them don't think I would miss them.

  4. #3
    sube5186's Avatar
    sube5186 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2010 SRX Premium, 3.0L AWD
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,806

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    The ventilated seats contain a reverse fan that "draws" warm air away from the seating surface. When you first enter the vehicle in warm weather, they prevent the scenario of the sizzling hot seating surface scorching your thighs. They're not ice cold to the touch. However, they allow the seats to remain at a comfortable temperature during the warmest weather. Once you've been riding around for a while, you will notice your bottom actually starts to feel cool. Also, they work in conjunction with the remote start. Using the keyless remote, you can start the car, lower all four windows and simultaneously automatically activate the ventilated seats. This allows you to enter a vehicle that's already comfortable, instead of baking in the heat while waiting for it to cool down. Personally, I love the ventilated seats. To each his own. I wouldn't force them on anybody, but for me they are a nice touch. It also depends on where you live and how hot it gets there. For example, I'm sure TheCaptain can do without his . Along with the ventilated front seats, the Premium also gives you heated outboard rear seats and a few other amenities.

    Premium includes all Performance Collection features, plus:

    Ventilated front seats
    Heated outboard rear seats
    Rear-seat independent audio controls
    Tri-zone automatic climate control


    Sube

  5. #4
    tmw
    tmw is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): NONE
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Age
    39
    Posts
    37

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    I have taken out on extended test rides recently the DTS with cooled seats, the Lincoln MKX (standard) with cooled seats and the SRX without cooled seats...and personally I love them(wife does not). With that said it would not be enough for me to get the premium SRX just for ventilated seats.

    I have to admit though the MKX having them standard is one of the details swaying me in its favor.

    -Todd

  6. #5
    Maximumkk is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): SRX plans now on hold.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Posts
    68

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    Well, I'm only one province over from Captain...but we do get some good hot days during the summer. What is the worst here though (I personally think) is the hotness in the car from sitting in the sun. We get lots of sun during the summer, and a buttoned up car gets mighty hot. Then sit down on dark leather seats, and say goodbye to your leg hairs!

    Max

    ----------

    One more question on seats that I didn't check while on my test drive: Does the rear seat slide, similar to the other same-platformed GMs (Terrain, etc)? The Canadian Cadillac website on one page says something about sliding seat, but really doesn't mention it anywhere else, and is not hyped like the other same-platformed GMs are.

    Thanks!
    Max

  7. #6
    sube5186's Avatar
    sube5186 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2010 SRX Premium, 3.0L AWD
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,806

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximumkk View Post
    One more question on seats that I didn't check while on my test drive: Does the rear seat slide, similar to the other same-platformed GMs?
    Nope. No sliding rear seat. The rear seat backs independently fold down, but the seat bottoms are fixed.


    Sube

  8. #7
    inspectorudy is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): SRX
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    592

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    For that reason alone it is best to let your rear seat passengers sitting behind the driver get out BEFORE the driver gets out. There is minimal foot room and if the passenger waits for the driver to get out first and the driver has the auto seat exit mode on it will crush the feet of the passenger or make it much harder for the passenger to exit gracefully.

  9. #8
    paid4c4's Avatar
    paid4c4 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2012 SRX/AWD Premium
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    177

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    We both love the ventilated seats, wouldn't have another car without them.
    Bill

  10. #9
    TheCaptain's Avatar
    TheCaptain is offline Canadian SRX Mod
    Automobile(s): 13 SRX AWD 3.6L Premium - Platinum Ice Metallic
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Moosomin Saskatchewan
    Age
    27
    Posts
    2,590

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    I love my ventilated seats! And I would get a Premium again, it has a bunch of nice features over the Lux/Performance.
    When you turn your car on, does it return the favour? '14 Cadillac ATS Performance 3.6L AWD in Phantom Grey Metallic and Morello Red Interior on order...


    **Cadillac Owners Forum RULES & Guidelines**

    *Cadillac CANADA Online Manuals***Cadillac USA Online Manuals & Guides*

  11. #10
    tmw
    tmw is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): NONE
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Age
    39
    Posts
    37

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    Anyone on here try to install their own vent fan in the seats?

  12. #11
    PJ1520 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2007 SRX4 N*, 2004 Infinity G35 Coupe
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    2,005

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    I used to have the same "I don't want/need them" attitude about heated seats living in Chicago, Ohio, and now New England. I first got them on our last vehicle (option package), and it now is a "must have" option for us. So personally, given your current opportunity to have cooled seats, I would vote thumbs up on the cooled seats as well. Same with the heated steering wheel.

    PJ

  13. #12
    stevec5375's Avatar
    stevec5375 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2010 SRX/3.0L Premium/FWD/Platinum Ice/Shale
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,513

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    The cooled seats have 3 settings: low, med, high. Here in Austin, TX we have many months of very hot (100F+) temps. The cooled seats are a nice touch and do help keep your back from sweating and sticking to the seat. But I was hoping with 3 speeds that high would be a lot more cool then it is. You can barely tell it's working. I guess it's better than the alternative, especially if you have dark leather. (I have the light leather.)

  14. #13
    zinner's Avatar
    zinner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS-V / 2010 SRX 2.8T
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    280

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    I got the cooler recaro's in a CTS-V, I would take or leave em. They really depends on airflow and don't really do a great job. I had a DTS and those cooler seats rocked you would feel like you wet your pants they got so cold... Unfortunately GM doesn't have a real consistent approach to some of the features in their automobiles.

  15. #14
    eaglesgators is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    10
    Don't have the cooled seats on my Performance model, but I love the heated seats. I live in FL, but with a sore back, the seat warmer acts like a heating pad and really loosens up those tight muscles. Talk about riding in comfort. Next I'm waiting for Cadillac to come out with a massage function for those long rides. When that happens, I'll be sleeping in the car at night, instead of my bed, lol.

  16. #15
    Maximumkk is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): SRX plans now on hold.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Posts
    68

    Re: Opinion of cooled seats

    I currently have a Torrent GXP, looking soon to upgrade to SRX. I love the heated seats for our winters up here, but wasn't sure how well the cooled seats would work. Sounds like they're pretty good. Thanks for all the comments!

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting