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Best Car Seats On The Market 2019 – Reviews and QP Ratings

We reviewed best car seats for every type of competition, from street/strip cars to purpose built pro racers, or you can improve the performance feel and style of your sports coupe or sedan with our sport & tuner seats. Suspension seats will reduce the shock to your body when off-roading, while classic seats deliver traditional sporty feel and style for a wide range of vehicles. Plus we reviewed seat mounting brackets, covers, pads, belts and harnesses.

NameQP Rating
OMP HA/773E/N WRC-R Racing Seat 9.9 See all reviews Check Price
Cipher Auto Racing Seats - Black Leatherette w/Orange Accent Piping 9.6 See all reviews Check Price
Rugged Ridge 13402.15 Factory Style Black Front Replacement Denim Seat with Recliner 9.2 See all reviews Check Price
Sparco 008083FNR Racing Seat 8.7 See all reviews Check Price
Sparco 00965NR Seat (R333 Black) 8.2 See all reviews Check Price
NRG FRP-310 Pair of Fiber Glass Bucket Style Racing Seat w/Adjustable Mounting Bracket (Black) 7.7 See all reviews Check Price
OMP HA/780E/N HTE-R Racing Seat 7.7 See all reviews Check Price
SNC Tuning VS3 Full Bucket Racing Seat Black 7.2 See all reviews Check Price
Buddy Club BC08-RSSS-B Black Racing Seat 6.7 See all reviews Check Price
Smittybilt 750215 XRC Black and Black Driver Seat 6.4 See all reviews Check Price
Rugged Ridge 13400.01 Standard Black Low Back Front Seat 5.9 See all reviews Check Price
Bestop 39461-15 TrailMax II Pro Black Denim Front Vinyl with Fabric Insert High Back Driver-Side Jeep Seat for 1976-2... 5.7 See all reviews Check Price

OMP HA/773E/N WRC-R Racing Seat

Key Specifications

  • Fit type: Universal
  • Package Dimensions: 50.546 L x 109.22 H x 58.42 W (centimeters)
  • Package Weight : 35 pounds
  • Made in Albania

The racing spirit has been part of the Percivale family since 1973 when, in a small town near Genoa, Italy, Roberto, Claudio and Piergiorgio began to manufacture roll cages and racing accessories for their own racecars in order to gain a competitive edge over fellow competitors. OMP flourished under Percivale ownership up to 2008 when the company sold to the Delprato family. Now in its 39th year, OMP looks to rise to the forefront of the racing accessories industry, and has added several new and different pieces to its widely popular racing line, including the OMP Sport line along with a new segment of lifestyle racing wear for impassioned enthusiasts looking for the very best gear on and off the track. Today OMP Racing is one of the world's leading manufacturers of racing safety equipment and tuning accessories with a catalog of over 3,000 different items. Operating from a technologically advanced 80,000 sqft facility in Italy, OMP products are renowned for its quality, the meticulous attention to details that is constantly challenged by setting higher standards. The close relationships OMP developed through the years with the most celebrated race teams and drivers in Formula1, IndyCar, Grand-AM, ALMS, WRC, WTCC just to mention a few, has been an essential part of OMP's research and development process which is considered to be the most advanced in the Industry. All OMP's products are engineered, developed and tested to achieve the highest level of safety, quality and design. OMP's severe quality control standards are UNI EN ISO 9001/2000 certified and rated by the most important International sanctioning bodies such as FIA, SFI & SNELL. During its 39 years of existence OMP had the honor to collaborate with superstar Michael Schumacher & Ayrton Senna, and with equally important drivers such as David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Gerard Berger, Keke Rosberg, Riccardo Patrese, Alessandro Nannini, Stephan Johansson.

Cipher Auto Racing Seats - Black Leatherette w/Orange Accent Piping

Key Specifications

  • Designed with the best comfort and styling in mind
  • Offers superior comfort, holding power and style compared to oem seats.
  • Durable Strong Ultra Lightweight Tubular Steel Frame.
  • Universal - Fits most Vehicles.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty for all racing seats, and 1 Year Warranty for suspension seats

Features: fully reclining for maximum comfort and convenience, high quality PU leatherette, extra strong and ultra lightweight tubular steel frame, high density molded foam for best fit and most comfort, single lock sliders included, mounting bracket not included, sold in pairs, lifetime limited warranty.

Cipher Racing Seats are designed with the best comfort and styling in mind. Cipher Racing seats offer superior comfort, holding power and style compared to oem seats. Cipher Auto seats typically weight half the amount of stock seats while offering a durable and strong tubular frame.

Even with great style and comfort, you may be asking yourself "why should I buy racing seats?" Well simply put, aftermarket racing seats offer many perks that OEM car seats cannot offer. They give you ability to show your individuality through custom choices of colors, stitching, material, and design. Why be like the rest? They also weigh less and offer more support in the necessary areas, both of which are good for performance and tuner vehicles.

Racing seat brackets are Required for Installation. Aftermarket racing seats may be incompatible with modern SRS airbag systems. Though there are ways to bypass the airbag system, Cipher Auto will not be held liable for any complications that may arise from this. Please be aware of this fact before purchase and installation.

Rugged Ridge 13402.15 Factory Style Black Front Replacement Denim Seat with Recliner

Key Specifications

  • Durable automotive grade vinyl
  • Powder Coated Steel
  • Long life and true comfort
  • Cradle style comfortable seats
  • Adjustable reclining

Replacement seating that reclines just like the original! All Rugged Ridge Seating is manufactured to exacting specifications to guarantee only the highest quality. Each seat is constructed of durable automotive grade vinyl that is designed to match your vehicles interior and all Rugged Ridge rear seats. All frames are powder coat painted and welded to make sure it can take those off-road adventures and years of open air use. The foam pack and spring system used on all Rugged Ridge Seats is extremely dense for long life yet soft enough for true comfort. Soft side bolsters cradle the driver making driving a pleasure. Each seat features an infinitely adjustable reclining mechanism to ensure proper driving position and the ultimate in comfort. All Rugged Ridge seats feature a stylish stitch pattern and original equipment bolt pattern for ease of installation and a great original equipment look. Simply remove the old seat and bolt in the new!

Sparco 008083FNR Racing Seat

Key Specifications

  • Series : PRO 2000 LF
  • Color : Black
  • Material : Fiberglass

The Pro 2000 is most popular competition seat. It combines comfort and ergonomics with safety and performance. The non-slip fabric on the shoulder and cushion area and two lumbar support pads improve cockpit comfort. Made from an light fiberglass composite shell and wrapped in a fire retardant fabric, the Pro 2000 features a seat design that cradles the body for greater performance. The Pro 2000 is FIA approved. Pro 2000 requires Spacer Kit (50003) when installing using bottom mount attachment points. The Pro 2000 has been upgraded with a new bottom seat cushion for 2017. Adjustable lumbar support pads. Popular seat design provides excellent ergonomics. Special non-slip fabric FIA approved.

Sparco 00965NR Seat (R333 Black)

Key Specifications

  • R333 Tuner Seat
  • Color: Black
  • Sparco Quality

Drawing on their decades of racing history, Sparco has created an extensive line of street car seats that offer the ultimate in comfort and performance. their ergonomic designs help cradle and protect the driver against even the most demanding lateral forces. The R333 Forza is an ultra-modern street seat that offers excellent support and a revolutionary, futuristic style. Made from high-quality OEM style brighton fabric, the R333 Forza features detailed cut outs to minimize weight and offer an eye catching design. For added comfort, the R333 features a split thigh cushion. Currently available only in black. High-quality OEM style brighton fabric. Matching stitching. Double reclining lever. Accepts 3- or 4-point harnesses.

NRG FRP-310 Pair of Fiber Glass Bucket Style Racing Seat w/Adjustable Mounting Bracket (Black)

Key Specifications

  • Made of High Quality Fiber Glass Reinforced Material
  • Deep Thigh Bolsters to Keep the Driver Firmly Placed in Seat
  • Strong, Durable Steel Frame Covered with Comfortable Injection-Molded Foam and Woven Upholstery
  • Support for Shoulder and Lower Back
  • Includes Steel Adjusters & Mounting Brackets / Recommended for 4, 5 or 6-Point Seat Belt Harnesses

Every tuned car focuses on performance or suspension, but if you are going to race, what good are those mods if you have no control over them? You will be constantly sliding on your factory seats at the corners, or leaning in the opposite direction of the way you're turning. It is time to get a pair of racing seats. With higher leg and upper body supports you'll be comfortably seated in the perfect position at all times and in all situations with reduces of the risk from misjudging distance and losing control. Racing seats are easy to install with the correct brackets (not included) and still offer the reliability of stock seats. These seats are also made for using with 4 or 5 point racing seat belt harnesses.

OMP HA/780E/N HTE-R Racing Seat

Key Specifications

  • FIA homologated to 8855-1999 standards
  • Slimmer upper profile then HTE-R
  • Shaped, security headrest
  • High side bolster for lateral leg support

The OMP HTE-R 400 Racing Seat offers the same protective halo-style design as the standard HTE-R, but with a slimmer upper profile for installation in smaller spaces. Built on a lightweight gel-coated fiberglass shell, the HTE-R line of seats are a common site in the World Touring Car Championship series (WTCC). Upholstered in a highly breathable Airtex material for comfort in the hottest conditions, along with removable back/base cushions, and a comfortable split-leg bottom cushion. High side-bolsters offer excellent lateral leg support, while the Hans-compatible back insures proper fitment regardless of equipment.

SNC Tuning VS3 Full Bucket Racing Seat Black

Key Specifications

  • Color: Black. Sold as Single
  • Material: FRP Shell (fiber glass reinforced plastic) / Cloth with memory foam Cushion
  • (32" waist: Relaxed fit) / (34"-36" waist: Comfort fit) / (38" waist: Snug fit)
  • Slider is included. (Still need car specific bracket to install)
  • Can be bottom mounted, or side mounted. Will work with most side mount bracket on the market such as Buddy club and Nagisa

Sonic Motor trusted line of full racing bucket seats is made from Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP). And wrapped in high quality stain resistant CLOTH FABRIC. All seats are side mount seat for the Lowest seating position. Perfect for those who need the extra head room! VS3 Full Bucket Seat: Conservative design, just everything you need in a racing seat. Lo max system equipped for maximum low seating position. Seat Shell Material Available in: FRP (fiber glass reinforced plastic), Carbon Fiber Overlay, Sparkle, Full Carbon Fiber, Carbon Kevlar.

Buddy Club BC08-RSSS-B Black Racing Seat

Key Specifications

  • Over 90 degree adjustable
  • Center horizontal cooling stripes
  • Special design triangle adjustment knob
  • Universal fit
  • Backed by limited lifetime warranty

The brand new Buddy Club Racing Spec Sport Seat is the newest development from Buddy Club. This seat was developed by Buddy Club Racing team, based off the original concept design of the P1-limited and Racing Spec bucket seats. This seat can be used for different driving conditions and is the perfect design and technology to secure the driver and still feel comfortable. The adjustable function can provide the best positions for the user and will also protect the driver. The horizontal stripes design in the center not only provides the driver comfort, but it also helps dissipate heat and allows the seat to cool down quickly.

Smittybilt 750215 XRC Black and Black Driver Seat

Key Specifications

  • Seat frames are welded and powder coated to prevent rust or breakage
  • Extra thick foam sides cradle you in the seat for constant comfort
  • Assured high quality and dependability
  • Dense poured foam provides ergonomically efficient comfort and long-lasting density

Smittybilt XRC Black and Black Driver Seat utilizes a tubular frame with ergonomic comfort and long-lasting trim covers. It is highly durable and matches OE form, fit and function. This unit is put through a variety of tests under extreme and unusual conditions to ensure high quality and dependability.

Rugged Ridge 13400.01 Standard Black Low Back Front Seat

Key Specifications

  • Lower cost alternative
  • Great for older Jeep restorations
  • Uses original mounting hardware
  • Dense foam and heavy duty raised springs
  • Limited 5 Year Warranty

The Standard Low Back Replacement Seat from Rugged Ridge offers all the great quality benefits of our reclining seat but we have removed the reclining mechanism. This low cost alternative gives you the value and quality you are looking for but is priced less. This seat is specially designed for those older Jeep restoration projects and uses the original mounting hardware and bolts from the original seats.

Bestop 39461-15 TrailMax II Pro Black Denim Front Vinyl with Fabric Insert High Back Driver-Side Jeep Seat for 1976-2006 Jeep CJ and Wrangler

Key Specifications

  • Our best seat with 20-position adjustment lever for precise seat angle placement
  • 4-way adjustable headrest telescopes up and down, and pivots forward and back for custom positioning
  • Atlas frame and Variable Rate of Resistance springs with higher-profile performance bolsters with sculpted lumbar support
  • Meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • 97-02 models require Seat Adapter Bracket 51256-01; 03-06 models require Seat Slider Adapters 51245-01 or 51248-01

Bestop® TrailMax II Pro Black Denim Vinyl with Fabric Insert Front Driver-side Front Jeep Seat has all our premium features including higher-profile bolsters, sculpted lumbar support and easy lever-operated seat back adjustability. Trimmed, elastic mesh map pocket on seat back for handy storage. Sold as driver-side or passenger-side seat. 97-02 models require Seat Adapter Bracket 51256-01 per seat; 03-06 models require Seat Slider Adapter driver-side 51245-01.

The driver’s seat is your car’s command center. It positions you for access to the controls and provides comfortable support suited to the vehicle’s purpose, whether it’s racing, cruising, off-roading, or a long trip on the interstate. If the seats in your vehicle don’t meet your needs, fit with your sense of style, or if they’re worn beyond repair, you’re sure to find upgrade and replacement options in our reviews of automotive seats.

Whether you’re counting seconds at the drag strip or number of laps in an endurance road race, you have to be comfortable and in control behind the wheel regardless of the G-forces. The brands we review design and build strong, lightweight seats for every form of competition, with ample side bolsters at your hips, kidney area, and shoulders to keep you in place and in control, in a comfortable, upright driving position. Most racing seats are designed to enable the mounting of 5, 6 or 8-point racing harnesses and some can also accommodate head and neck restraint systems like the HANS device.

If you don’t need the specialized features of a racing seat, we can review you with comfortable, supportive seats for your street car or truck. You’ll love the style upgrade and be more comfortable and confident behind the wheel of your late model sports car with a our reviews of sport & tuner seats, available in a wide range of styles and colors, or if you have an older, vintage machine, classic seats will provide the traditional style and feel you’re looking for. And don’t go off-roading without the G-force protection provided by suspension seats, featuring sturdy tubular frames and impact absorbing padding.

Along with an extensive selection of seats, we also reviews a complete line of seat necessities and accessories. Most seats are universal, it’s the brackets and mounting hardware that ensure your seat is positioned and secured properly, and we reviewed the application-specific parts for all popular vehicles. Want to change the style of your seats or upgrade support? We review covers and seat pads that will allow you to customize the look and feel of your seats. Finally, what would a racing seat be without our 5, 6, or 8-point harnesses that prevent injury while still allowing quick egress via central quick release locks.

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