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I had a 2012 Escape and when I would drive it distance, I found myself being so stiff when I got out. The seats in that vehicle were not comfortable. I upgraded to a 2014 Edge Limited and I like those seats. What I'm afraid of with this vehicle is resuming my horror of crampy not comfortable seats. Anyone have any first hand knowledge of the seats in the Lariat in terms of their comfort for us taller guys who might be carrying a little extra.
 

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I had a 2012 Escape and when I would drive it distance, I found myself being so stiff when I got out. The seats in that vehicle were not comfortable. I upgraded to a 2014 Edge Limited and I like those seats. What I'm afraid of with this vehicle is resuming my horror of crampy not comfortable seats. Anyone have any first hand knowledge of the seats in the Lariat in terms of their comfort for us taller guys who might be carrying a little extra.
Here is a video of a husband and wife team in Canada reviewing a hybrid Escape against a Rav4. They drive a 200 kilometer (124 miles) route and no complaints about the seats.
 

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Here is a video of a husband and wife team in Canada reviewing a hybrid Escape against a Rav4. They drive a 200 kilometer (124 miles) route and no complaints about the seats.
This above is assuming that since the Escape and Maverick are on the same platform that the seats will be similar too.
 

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I always look for adjustable lumber support in my new vehicles since I have a cranky back that starts each day stiff and requires work to loosen up. It can get really bad on long trips too if seats suck and I don't stop to stretch enough. Fortunately the Mav has lumbar adjustment even in the XL (y)
 

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If they are that bad I'm sure they can be swapped with another car, of have an upholstery guy add some padding
 

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I always look for adjustable lumber support in my new vehicles since I have a cranky back that starts each day stiff and requires work to loosen up. It can get really bad on long trips too if seats suck and I don't stop to stretch enough. Fortunately the Mav has lumbar adjustment even in the XL (y)
What's really surprising is the lumbar support is also on the passenger side on the Maverick. The Honda Ridgeline Sport doesn't even have lumbar support at approximately 38K + fees.
 

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I always look for adjustable lumber support in my new vehicles since I have a cranky back that starts each day stiff and requires work to loosen up. It can get really bad on long trips too if seats suck and I don't stop to stretch enough. Fortunately the Mav has lumbar adjustment even in the XL (y)
somehow missed the video link mentioned above

 

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While I'm not a current Ford owner and have owned (5) Toyota's I don't agree w/ their final verdict. You test the vehicles for 17.5 minutes and use the resale value to determine who won, really? I would purchase/lease the Escape hands down. I've driven the RAV and was very uninspired.
 
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While I'm not a current Ford owner and have owned (5) Toyota's I don't agree w/ their final verdict. You test the vehicles for 17.5 minutes and use the resale value to determine who won, really? I would purchase/lease the Escape hands down. I've driven the RAV and was very uninspired.
You're describing Toyota in a nutshell to me. To me, Toyota's are for people who when you get down to it really don't like to drive. I refer to Toyotas as soulless.
 

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You're describing Toyota in a nutshell to me. To me, Toyota's are for people who when you get down to it really don't like to drive. I refer to Toyotas as soulless.
Are you me? This has literally been my beef with Toyota (and Honda) for years. I’ve never owned one nor do I plan on it. People brag about their reliability but you have to give up (your) soul to drive one.
 

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This above is assuming that since the Escape and Maverick are on the same platform that the seats will be similar too.
Probably a safe assumption because Ford built these to a price point and using parts bin supplies across vehicles keeps costs down
 

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I'm really more of a motorcycle guy than car or truck. When a motorcycle is described as having "soul" it usually means it won't start with one or two kicks and has Lucas electrics that don't work in the rain or dark. So they build character. That means you pushed it home.

Please don't equate Ford with soul especially compared to Toyota and Honda. Reliability is pretty damn handy.
 

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I'm really more of a motorcycle guy than car or truck. When a motorcycle is described as having "soul" it usually means it won't start with one or two kicks and has Lucas electrics that don't work in the rain or dark. So they build character. That means you pushed it home.

Please don't equate Ford with soul especially compared to Toyota and Honda. Reliability is pretty damn handy.
Oddly enough, I'm also a MC guy. Riding since 1969, my (2) Nortons and (3) Triumphs never stranded me. That said, my (5) month old BMW left me high and dry on the side of the road. Noticed you have a Subaru Outback, I'm on my second and LAST. I find them delicate, oil/anti-freeze using examples of engineering.
 
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