When I was growing
up in the 70s, the best
chair in the automotive
house was named Recaro!
Recaro seats were expen-
sive but they were con-
sidered race car items.
So what are the best
The car seat is not
only part of the driver
being comfortable, but
it actually transmits fine
signals about a car’s
And today’s top notch
seats not only are com-
fortable and hold the
driver in place through
all handling maneuvers,
but they look great, come
in a variety of colors and
other materials, and they
If your vehicle seats are not performing well, here are some of the best
Recaro Sportster CS – $1599 (suede/vinyl), 33 lbs. – www.recaro.com.
As I mentioned from the 70s, Recaro has been a long respected supplier
of seats for both cars and commercial airlines. The company has an
extensive line of aftermarket road and racing seats. The Sportster CS
is a recently released seat with motorsport cues. It has generous shoulder
support, a rotary adjuster for the seatback angle, optional side airbags,
and a molded plastic back with a flush mounted release to tip the seat
Sparco Milano Prestige – $1699 (leather), 44 lbs. – www.sparco-usa.com.
This high-end seat is from a trusted name in safety gear. It has an adjustable
lumbar support system, rotary knob ‘Micro-Adjust’ rake, forward-tilt
feature, as well as a fore and aft thigh cushion. This Italian built seat
is in leather and it is available in three color choices including black, red,
and tan. It is built on a tubular steel frame and the lower rear part of the seat
is done in a carbon-fiber fabric. The seat is not among the very lightest,
however, it is luxurious, has full features, and provides very high levels of
Cobra Misano AL – $1599 (leather/Alcantara), 29 lbs. – www.subesports.com.
Hybrids are a big part of today’s transportation and this seat has a radical
look that hybrids an upper seatback of carbon-fiber with a tubular steel
alloy base. Furthermore, the twist knob seatback angle adjuster in made
from polished stainless steel. The AL is the most sporting version of
the Misano offerings. It has black leather bolsters of polyurethane foam
and grippy Alcantara inserts available in red, blue, gray or black.
So there you have it – the best chairs in the house. One is an oldie and
the other two add to your choices.
These beauties are not only good looking and colorful but they will
cradle you like few others!
Have an auto question or comment? You can email it to me at
[email protected]. Kyle Busch is the author of “Drive the Best
for the Price…” www.DriveTheBestBook.com.