Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
Car: Bessie - 2010 2.0D Premium & nav
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Or alternatively, the same argument can be turned around:
"Why the Outback seats are good
The Outback's seats have a greater ergonomic shape to them (greater curve) than many other car seats. Ergonomic seating is nice, but it's not a one size fits all thing. The location of a seat curve's high point is important as it is usually intended to fit into the rider's lumbar area. If this high point is too far down it will push the driver away from the seat, leaving a gap in the lumbar area. If it is too far up it will press into the driver's mid back creating pressure and discomfort instead of support. The Outback's seats put it in a place that is comfortable for most people.
In creating such an ergonomically curved seatback it's inevitable that the seat is going to give good support to most (but discomfort some), depending on the rider's body size.
Really, they're better off with these supportive seats, which are a lot more supportive than flatter seats for the majority of drivers, but for some cause some unavoidable discomfort."
It all depends on perspective.