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Honda Rear Seat Cover Review (Sedan)

In preparation for a lab puppy on his way, I recently purchased the OEM Honda rear seat cover on Amazon for just under $200 shipped. Overall, I give them a 8.5/10 and would recommend to anyone who wants to protect their rear seats from animals or children (assuming they perform as advertised).

Material:
The material is similar to wetsuit material (claims to be waterproof and machine washable). The material is thick and seems like it should stand up to years of use.

Installation & Design:
Installation was overall easy if you follow the directions. First install took me maybe a half hour but I am willing to bet I can do it in 5-10 minutes once I do it a few times. The design is pretty ingenious. It uses velcro and tabs to hold itself in place. The seat bottom could have benefited from 2 more tabs for a little more hold. You do not need any tools and do not have to remove any interior pieces for the install.

Fitment:
Fitment on the seatback is perfect and very tight. On the bottom, the fitment is a little loose but that is probably due to the shape/contours of the seat (butt indentations). I plan on trying to adjust it a little better but was chased away by rain this morning. The true test will be to see if it holds in place with a dog climbing in and out.

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It looks nice enough to justify keeping it on, especially since I don't anticipate having anyone in the back in the near future (I'm married and just moved to a new state so I have no friends ). The material feels a little sticky on bare skin (if you have put on a wetsuit you know the feeling) but if its functional then I am okay with that. The center seat belt slightly conflicts with the fitment. This is hard to describe but the bottom of the center seat belt is mounted under the seat cushion and you have to push it to the back to get the cover on. If you are someone that uses the center seat belt, it might pull the cover out of place when you use it.

I will update after I get some use out of it or have something to add.
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Perfect, thank you for the review. This is going to be one of my first purchases after I purchase the vehicle, along with some weathertechs and the upgrade horns.

I have 11 yr old twins that play travelball, my hopes is that this will help keep things clean from the field clay and dirt. I will leave it on full time since they are the only ones that would sit back there unless I take the dog out (Huge German Shephard)
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dang that looks good!!! great investment btw which lab pup are you getting?
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Thanks for the feedback, glad to see people find the review useful. If anyone has specific questions feel free to ask.

We are probably getting a yellow lab but may end up with a chocolate. There is a yellow litter that has already been born that we are on the list for, just waiting to see what the people in front of us choose (show quality vs pet quality, male vs female). We know we want a male for sure, up for either show or pet after that. And that is more than you wanted to know about my puppy
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The tabs for the side bolsters can go in a little more than that.

They almost curl back under the bolsters instead of pushing in at 90 degrees.
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^^^Thanks, I'll fix them! Like I said, the rain chased me away so I didn't have time for much tweaking. I'm really hoping I can get the bottom to fit a little better.
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It uses velcro and tabs to hold itself in place.
Where do the velcro tabs attach to?

I hope its not to the actual seat because I plan on getting the EX-L with leather seats.
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The velcro and tabs are separate parts. The velcro tucks around to the back of the seats and attaches to the cloth backing. The tabs are jammed under the edges of the cushions. Here is a link to the instructions I found online. Looking through them might explain it better than I did:

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/ins...seatcovers.pdf
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Thanks,

Another question, hopefully the last.....

IF I decide to go with the standard Hybrid that comes out in October, do you think the side bolster area could be tucked in far enough to pull it tight considering the hybrid has the side vents for the batteries?

Here are some examples of those seats......



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Maybe. Its kinda tight in there on my seats, which is why those tabs are sticking out a little bit. But I was able to push mine in the rest of the way. Worse case scenario is you might have a little extra flab of fabric on the edges. If those are tan cloth seats you better get something to protect them!!
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If those are tan cloth seats you better get something to protect them!!
Pictures from the internet. No way would I get tan/ivory with 11 yr olds that play baseball. My intent is black leather.

My previous vehicle had black leather, and even without a seat cover, they were rather easy to clean up baseball field goo.....


Only problem I could see IF I were to go with the hybrid, would be if the rear seat does not fold down, since more than likely the batteries will sit there and they would have no need for a fold down seat. This could make installation more difficult.
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thanks for the review. I wish I could get this for a decent price in Canada. They want $400 here, and everyone I tried in the USA wants to charge me over $80 just for shipping. Nuts.

There are two tabs on the bottom of the lower seat that you can pull out, and the seat bottom lifts up. Put your head down by the floor near center and look up, you'll see them. Might or might not help you tuck the bottom piece tighter.
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Only problem I could see IF I were to go with the hybrid, would be if the rear seat does not fold down, since more than likely the batteries will sit there and they would have no need for a fold down seat. This could make installation more difficult.
Yes, this would make install much more difficult. If you go with the hybrid I can do a test install without folding down the seat to see if its even possible.

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thanks for the review. I wish I could get this for a decent price in Canada. They want $400 here, and everyone I tried in the USA wants to charge me over $80 just for shipping. Nuts.

There are two tabs on the bottom of the lower seat that you can pull out, and the seat bottom lifts up. Put your head down by the floor near center and look up, you'll see them. Might or might not help you tuck the bottom piece tighter.
Thanks! And $400 is a little ridiculous. I'd keep checking with sellers to see if you can get it any cheaper.
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Do suppliers on ebay ship to Canada at a reasonable price? Perhaps thats an option. Did you try collegehills?
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Some links from US ebay that says ships to Canada....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-Honda-A...80b955&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-Honda-A...808fb7&vxp=mtr


Some links from Canada Ebay:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2013-Honda-Ac...vxp=mtr&_uhb=1

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2013-Honda-Ac...vxp=mtr&_uhb=1


Probably same places, just the Canada one shows shipping prices and such....

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