The short and sweet of it:
A vehicle with quad seats has four standalone seats in the front two rows instead of a bench seat.
Why does it matter to me?
If you ever tried getting into a third row in an SUV or minivan, you know that it can require a level of agility most often associated with advanced yoga.
That’s where quad seats can be a great convenience feature. With two standalone seats, commonly known as bucket seats or captain's chairs, in the second row, your passengers have easier access to the third-row bench seat. As an added benefit, your second-row passengers—often siblings who are happy to have their own space—get to enjoy a comfortable seat they don’t have to share.
Having quad seats can also result in a less claustrophobic experience for those in the third row, which can sometimes feel slightly cramped in many vehicles because of wheel wells or other vehicle design constraints. Having ample legroom can make being relegated to the third row a little less objectionable. And as any parent knows, less complaining from the third row is always a plus!
Picture yourself in this scenario:
It’s Saturday morning and you’re heading to brunch with your in-laws in tow. Your father-in-law calls dibs on the front passenger seat of your sweet minivan and your kids head for the third row. Your mother-in-law looks at the bucket seat in the second row that she gets by default and nods approvingly. Now that’s why quad seats are a great feature to have in your next three-row vehicle.
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