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Cars with Non-Leather Seats – Full List

Cars with Non-Leather Seats – Full List

We’ve trawled through the website of every major car manufacturer selling in the UK today and drawn up a list of models that are available with non-animal skin seating.

 

Click this link to jump straight to our list of UK cars available with vegan seats.

 

Hide and Seek

Looking to buy a new car but want to avoid seats covered in animal skin of any kind? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Not everyone loves leather interiors in cars. Some buyers consider them impractical – too cold in winter, too hot in summer – while others avoid leather for ethical or religious reasons.

However, finding out which vehicles are available with non-leather seating can be time consuming and involve reading through brochures or going through the carmaker’s online build process, in order to view the interior options.

To complicate matters further, some manufacturers give proprietary names to the artificial leather or suede they use, while others bury the fact that they use synthetic upholstery, instead of actual animal hides, in the small print.

And if you thought that you’ll easily be able to identify fake leather or suede by simply inspecting it, think again. The makers of artificial hides can mimic the texture, and even the smell, of real leather so convincingly these days that you may well struggle to tell them apart.

So, to assist, we’ve decided to do all the hard work for you. We’ve visited the website of every major car manufacturer currently selling in the UK and noted down which of their models are available with cloth, synthetic leather or faux suede options.

 

Luxury without leather

As you’d expect, budget and family cars normally come with fabric seats as standard, especially in base models. Move up a tier or two, though, and leather quickly starts to make an appearance. Having said that, you will find that a good number of mass market cars can still be configured with non-leather seats.

The situation is not quite so rosy when it comes to speccing a luxury vehicle. For historical reasons, leather has become synonymous with luxury and quality, and many car buyers simply don’t consider a vehicle to be premium unless its seats are clad in leather. Little wonder, then, that manufacturers respond by offering lashings of leather in their upmarket models.

However, the top-end of the market is not entirely devoid of non-leather options. More and more manufacturers are starting to offer alternatives to animal skin. Tesla has taken the lead by ditching animal skin in favour of a synthetic alternative on all its models, but other firms are making an effort too. For instance, both the Range Rover and Volvo offer textile upholstery on certain models, and several vehicles in Mercedes Benz’s range can be ordered without animal hide.

We think you’ll agree that choice is always a good thing when it comes to car buying.

If you’d like to read about the pros and cons of synthetic leather vs. genuine leather in much more detail, then please check out our post entitled Do Vegan Cars Exist? – A Guide to Non-Leather Interiors.

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Non-Leather Seating Options for Cars Sold in the UK

Manufacturer

Cloth/Fabric

Cloth/Fabric + Artificial Leather

Artificial Leather *

Artificial Suede

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Mito

Spider

Audi A1

A3

Q2

BMW 1 Series

2 Series

3 Series

i3

X1

X6

Citroën Berlingo

C-Zero

C1

C3

C3 Aircross

C4 Cactus

C4 Spacetourer

Grand C4 Spacetourer

Spacetourer

Cupra Ateca

Leon

Dacia Duster

Logan MCV

Logan

MCV Stepaway

Sandero

Sandero Stepaway

DS DS3

DS3 Crossback

DS4

DS5

DS3

DS3 Crossback

Fiat 500

Doblo

Fullback Cross

Panda

Qubo

Tipo

Ford C-Max

Ecosport

Edge

Fiesta

Focus

Galaxy

Ka+

Kuga

Mondeo

S-Max

Tourneo

GT

New Edge

Honda Civic

CR-V

HR-V

Jazz

Hyundai I10

i20

i30

i40

i800

Ioniq

ix20

Kona

Tucson

Santa Fe

i30
Infiniti Q50
Isuzu D-Max Eiger

D-Max Utility

D-Max

Yukon

Jaguar E-Pace

I-Pace

XE

I-Pace
Jeep Cherokee

Compass

Renegade

Wrangler

Kia Carens

Ceed

Optima

Picanto

Rio

Soul

Sorento

Sportage

Stonic

Venga

Ceed

Optima

Picanto

Rio

Stonic

Rio ProCeed
Lamborghini Aventador

Huracán

Urus

Land Rover Land Rover Discovery

Range Rover Velar

Lexus CT CT

IS

ES

IS

NX

RC F
Lotus Elise Elise

Evora

Exige

Mazda 2

3

6

CX-3

CX-5

MX-5

CX-3
McLaren 600LT

720S

Mercedes Benz A-Class

AMG GT Coupé

AMG GT Roadster

GLA

GLE

A-Class

E-Class

GLA

AMG GT Coupé

AMG GT Roadster

B-Class

C-Class

CLA

GLA

GLC

GLE

SLC

MG 3

GS

ZS

ZS
Mini Clubman

Cooper

Countryman

Electric

One

Mitsubishi ASX

Eclipse Cross

L200

Mirage

Outlander

Shogun

Nissan 370Z

Juke

Leaf

Micra

Navara

NT

NV

Qashqai

X-Trail

Peugeot 108

208

2008

308

3008

508

5008

Expert Combi

iON

Partner Teepee

Rifter

Traveller

Porsche Macan
Renault Captur

Clio

Grand Scenic

Kadjar

Kangoo

Koleos

Master

Megane

Scenic

Trafic

Twingo

Twizy

Zoe

Clio

Grand Scenic

Kadjar

Koleos

Scenic

Megane
Seat Alhambra

Arona

Ateca

Leon

Mii

Ibiza
Skoda Citigo

Fabia

Karoq

Kodiaq

Rapid

Octavia

Superb

Octavia
Smart FourFour

FourTwo Coupé

FourTwo Cabrio

SsangYong Korando

Rexton

Tivoli

Turismo

Tivoli
Subaru Forester

Impreza

Outback

XV

Suzuki Baleno

Celerio

Jimny

Ignis

Swift

Swift Sport

SX4

Vitara

Tesla 3

Roadster

S

X

3

Roadster

S

X

Toyota Auris

Aygo

C-HR

GT86

Hilux

Land Cruiser

Prius

Prius+

Proace

RAV4

Yaris

Prius+ Proace Auris
Vauxhall Adam

Astra

Combo

Corsa

Crossland X

Grandland X

Insignia

Mokka X

Movano

Viva

Vivaro

Crossland X

Grandland X

Movano
Volkswagen Golf

Golf Estate

Golf SV

Passat

Polo

Sharan

T-Roc

Tiguan

Tiguan Allspace

Touran

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Golf Estate
Volvo S60

S90

V40

V60

V90

XC40

XC60

XC90

 

* includes vinyl and PVC

includes products such as Alcantara®

NB. All data relates to UK specifications vehicles available in September, 2018

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