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The seats on the 2022 Bolt EV are supposed to be wider and more comfortable.
Does anyone know if they will be backwards compatable with the 2021 and 2020 models?
The 2021 seats are too narrow and uncomfortable for me.

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Does anyone know if they will be backwards compatable with the 2021 and 2020 models?
The 2021 seats are too narrow and uncomfortable for me.
i wondered about this as well. Then I thought about how long it would take before 2022 models start showing up in wrecking yards and decided to let that idea go. I’ll probably hold on to this car for three years or so and then trade up to something else.
 

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i wondered about this as well. Then I thought about how long it would take before 2022 models start showing up in wrecking yards and decided to let that idea go. I’ll probably hold on to this car for three years or so and then trade up to something else.
Another 2" can be had toward the driver door on the 17-21. The door armrest may sit over your left leg but that should not present a problem (high armrest). Even 1" would be a vast improvement.
Chevy needs to use NFL linemen to test the seat comfort. Not a 90lb super model.
 

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Another 2" can be had toward the driver door on the 17-21. The door armrest may sit over your left leg but that should not present a problem (high armrest). Even 1" would be a vast improvement.
Chevy needs to use NFL linemen to test the seat comfort. Not a 90lb super model.
To be fair, how many NFL linemen buy subcompact hatchbacks?
 

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To be fair, how many NFL linemen buy subcompact hatchbacks?
You say that but this is the first car that me at 6'0" has too much leg room with the seat all the way back. I had to move it forward 2 clicks.
I also noticed that the seat is offset to the right of the steering wheel by a little bit. I'm guessing this is because of side impact and airbag stuff so a new seat might not fix that.
 

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You say that but this is the first car that me at 6'0" has too much leg room with the seat all the way back. I had to move it forward 2 clicks.
I also noticed that the seat is offset to the right of the steering wheel by a little bit. I'm guessing this is because of side impact and airbag stuff so a new seat might not fix that.
Fore, aft, and head room is amazing. Width needs a little help but still far more comfortable than some airline fixed seats. Which I call two hour seats as that is as long as you can stand it 😬.
 

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If it's even possible, here's several things to look into.
There's two trim levels in the new 2022 regular Bolt, 1LT and 2LT.
In both models, the only interior color is Black, so you will get all black seats, if you want to put them in an older Bolt.
Totally black seats may not match your existing back seat color.

Then, depending if you had Premier or not in your old car, you either have cloth or leather seats.
If you want leather seats, those have to come from the 2LT model, and that model has power seats in the new 2022.
Unless they will sell you the seats without the motors, I would think that would be extremely expensive, and then your old car almost certainly does not have the correct power cables to run those seats.
If you don't have power, there's no way to adjust them, like up/down, forward/back.

If you go for the base level seats in cloth, again in all black, you would also need to be certain to order the trim moldings and handles that go to the seat to make adjustments, since they possibly could be different than the older model, certainly the trim would also be black.

Unless GM shows a supported way to do a conversion like that, you might have a bunch of trial and error figring out exactly how much you would need to order to make it work.
I do admire the idea to do it, though.


The seats on the 2022 Bolt EV are supposed to be wider and more comfortable.
Does anyone know if they will be backwards compatable with the 2021 and 2020 models?
The 2021 seats are too narrow and uncomfortable for me.

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Thinking about it some more, auto manufacturers sometimes will use the same power connectors regardless of whether an accessory is present or not.
On your existing car, you may or may not have the heated seat option. But I would guess even if you don't get heated seats, the connector is the same, just the wires in the connector running to the seat won't be present if you don't have heated seats.
Same thing for the new 2022, the connector may allow for the power seats, and if so, the new connector is likely different than whatever you had in the old car.
Not a big deal, you can extract the pins from the connector, and buy matching connectors to mate up if you swap the seat out.
But you still have that issue about needing power if you are buying the power seats from the 2LT to get a leather seat.
 

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I find the seats perfectly comfortable and I recently took a week long road trip where I was driving 4 to 8 hours a day every day. The car is narrow, so I guess they just decided to make the seats narrow, possibly just to help disguise the narrowness of the cabin. Or maybe it was designed to sell in Korea and Europe. If you're not narrow, I understand it's a problem. Anyway, I like the seats.
 

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Thinking about it some more, auto manufacturers sometimes will use the same power connectors regardless of whether an accessory is present or not.
On your existing car, you may or may not have the heated seat option. But I would guess even if you don't get heated seats, the connector is the same, just the wires in the connector running to the seat won't be present if you don't have heated seats.
Same thing for the new 2022, the connector may allow for the power seats, and if so, the new connector is likely different than whatever you had in the old car.
Not a big deal, you can extract the pins from the connector, and buy matching connectors to mate up if you swap the seat out.
But you still have that issue about needing power if you are buying the power seats from the 2LT to get a leather seat.
Over on VW Vortex, there are many discussions of people taking seats from MK7 GTIs and putting them into MK7 Golf Sportwagens. I assume the 2022 Bolt will be similarly swappable into the 2017-2021 Bolt. The question would be how long would you have to wait to get a decent pair from a junk yard and would you want to spend that kind of money to update your Bolt?

EVs are going through an accelerated state of evolution. Three to five years from now, our EV choices will be drastically different. Personally, I’m probably going to deal with the seats for now, use the car as it is and save my money to get a different EV in a few years. I look forward to getting one with rear or all wheel drive, better handling, more range, even faster charging.
 

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Ah, the Vortex... I miss that place. On the Audi A3 forum there was always this guy that would say the same thing every time someone posted a badly damaged car... "Seats for sale?" was his mantra. Eventually it became a running gag and anybody posting the slightest scratch would be inundated with people saying the car is a total loss followed up with "Seats for sale?". Yeah, some people obsess over seats. I was pretty surprised that the Bolt didn't come with power seats. I thought only low end econo-boxes came with manual seats these days. Oh... wait...
 

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The seats on the 2022 Bolt EV are supposed to be wider and more comfortable.
Does anyone know if they will be backwards compatable with the 2021 and 2020 models?
The 2021 seats are too narrow and uncomfortable for me.

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I have had the opportunity to sit in a 2022 Bolt EUV. While the seat was comfortable it should be noted that it is wider in "both" directions. The EUV I was in had a narrower console to accommodate the wider seat base. I would never say "it can't be done" but some modifications will probable have to be made.

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I find the seats perfectly comfortable and I recently took a week long road trip where I was driving 4 to 8 hours a day every day. The car is narrow, so I guess they just decided to make the seats narrow, possibly just to help disguise the narrowness of the cabin. Or maybe it was designed to sell in Korea and Europe. If you're not narrow, I understand it's a problem. Anyway, I like the seats.
I'm in this boat as well - I've taken about half-a-dozen 8 hour trips and haven't found the seats to be problematic. I'm 6ft 250 lbs (not small). When I initially looked at purchasing this car. this seat thing is what worried me the most.
 
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