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I just bought a XF jag.
Noted that the seat was not very comfy- started to hurt my butt after a long drive. never happened before.
Anyone had same issues?
Any suggestions to solve this- seat cushion? or any other suggestions?
Seat may break in a little as you put the miles on.
However, the seat cushion is a little narrow between the side supports if you are, ahem, a little broader in the derrière than the average skinny Englishman.
Nothing can be done in this regard. The original base XF had quite flat seats which did not pressure the outer thigh bone. The newer seats are more body hugging and for some uncomfortably so.
The only thing I can say is as the seats break in so does your @$$ to some degree. Or, put another way, if you don't get used to it there really is no satisfactory solution. The sport seats are even more confining than the standard portfolio seats. I do not know if the base seats are still flatter than the portfolio or sport seats.
Currently 13 Caviar XF Portfolio, V6 SC AWD, London Tan and Navy
Sold my much loved 09 Azure XF Lux, Dove Grey and Charcoal
This seat cover should take care of your problem. I have purchased one for my XJL, not so much because of the seat was uncomfortable but, because of the harsh ride of my particular car. Most likely something is wrong with my suspension and the car will go to the dealer soon. But, the memory seat pad works well, it is thick foam, really comfy.
Just got a 2013 XF as well and we have the base seats. Recently took it on an 8 hour long drive and I did not have that problem, but the problem I have with the seat is that it does not provide any kind of lower back support, much less some sort of adjustable lumbar support either. This is a problem for me as I have a bad back. Hoping that it changes as it gets used more, but probably not, may have to buy a lumbar cushion to help with that.
I have to admit, the seats are a lot less comfortable than in my previous 2002 S-Type. I have the XF Premium Luxury, and the air cooled bit is nice, but I cannot get the seat in the same attitude/driving position as I could with the S-Type. The lumbar support is also not good, and the side bolsters are not particularly comfortable.
Love the car, and it's great to drive, but I've been disappointed in the seats, even after some weeks of ownership.