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After checking out a Model X this weekend, I was curious about the big cost to upgrade the seats. I asked the Tesla rep if there was any literature comparing the two types. He answered that they're all the same seat; it's just the material that is different. Over $4,000 for a different material? Doesn't make sense. Can anyone help?
 

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After checking out a Model X this weekend, I was curious about the big cost to upgrade the seats. I asked the Tesla rep if there was any literature comparing the two types. He answered that they're all the same seat; it's just the material that is different. Over $4,000 for a different material? Doesn't make sense. Can anyone help?
based on the current configurer, that does appear to be the case, yes. 'multipattern' standard seats (woven main seating surface with imitation leather sides/accents) while the upgrades are nicer imitation leather overall. The style/shape looks identical otherwise.

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based on the current configurer, that does appear to be the case, yes. 'multipattern' standard seats (woven main seating surface with imitation leather sides/accents) while the upgrades are nicer imitation leather overall. The style/shape looks identical otherwise.

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Thanks, Melinda. As @TrevP stated several times, the 'standard' seats on the regular S/X are surprisingly nice. One can only hope this is what's on the 'base' Model 3, though, if there is no more 'à la carte ability' flexibility over time as to components of the Premium package, you'll get the upgraded vegan leather automatically with that choice.
From what I've seen, I would not have done it otherwise, if I could have ordered the AGR & cold winter package for instance...

@Rick59 , agree with you that 4 grand is an expensive proposition yet, after all, this is the Model X... ;)
 

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based on the current configurer, that does appear to be the case, yes. 'multipattern' standard seats (woven main seating surface with imitation leather sides/accents) while the upgrades are nicer imitation leather overall. The style/shape looks identical otherwise.

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Melinda, I'm not sure that those are different photos.
 

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Thanks, Melinda. As @TrevP stated several times, the 'standard' seats on the regular S/X are surprisingly nice. One can only hope this is what's on the 'base' Model 3, though, if there is no more 'à la carte ability' flexibility over time as to components of the Premium package, you'll get the upgraded vegan leather automatically with that choice.
From what I've seen, I would not have done it otherwise, if I could have ordered the AGR & cold winter package for instance...

@Rick59 , agree with you that 4 grand is an expensive proposition yet, after all, this is the Model X... ;)
Michael, after they replace the existing material (= cost saving) with the new material, how can two front seats and one back bench cost an additional 4,300 CDN?
 

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Photos taken in different cars (wood trim is different). Looks like angle is different so light is reflected differently, making one look lighter.
They are both computer generated renderings from the configured. Trust me. One is the mutipattern and the other is the full imitation leather.
 

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Even if you're right, there is obviously very little difference. Unless premium seats offer better back and side support, $4,300 not worth it. Sadly, despite repeated attempts, can't get a straight answer from Tesla.
 

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Michael, after they replace the existing material (= cost saving) with the new material, how can two front seats and one back bench cost an additional 4,300 CDN?
Even if you're right, there is obviously very little difference. Unless premium seats offer better back and side support, $4,300 not worth it. Sadly, despite repeated attempts, can't get a straight answer from Tesla.
Oh, I agree, Rick! ;) I certainly wouldnt pay that much either as I find the standard seats quite nice....

For Midnight S≡R≡NITY - by the time I order... - I'll decide based on the level of 'à la carte' vs. packages flexibility I have.
I want AGR and would prefer the cold winter package. Premium seats (and sound) are optional for me... :)
 

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Received this reply from Tesla customer service: "Are you speaking of the premium interior options on the Model X configurator? If so, the only difference in the seats is the seat fabric (leather vs standard upholstery)/headliner (alcantara vs standard fabric) of the interior of the car. There is not a difference in the seats themselves with the premium/standard options. "