12 Cars With Ventilated Seats (With Pictures)

Ventilated car seats are designed to keep your body cool in even the hottest weather. 

In this article, we look at 10 popular cars with ventilated car seats, and which trim level you need to select to get them.

1. Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry needs no introduction. It’s the world’s best–selling midsize sedan in history and has been America’s best-selling sedan for 18 years. 

The 2020 Camry was the first Camry model to feature ventilated front seats. It was optional across the XLE 4-cylinder, XLE V6, XSE 4-cylinder, XSE V6, and Hybrid XLE trims.

Ventilated seats are standard in the XSE and XLE Camry trim levels. But you’d have to pay a little extra to get ventilated seats.

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2. Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is another popular mid-sized sedan. This familiar car is famous for its practical and upscale interior, excellent fuel economy, impeccable driving dynamics, and long-term history of reliability.

The 2018 Honda Accord was the first Accord Model to feature ventilated front seats. It was available on the Accord Touring trim— the Honda Accord’s top-of-the-line trim. 

 Honda continues to offer ventilated seats as a standard on the Accord Touring trims

and optional on the lower trims of the Accord. 

3. Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is an iconic, high-performance heritage. This storied sports car is known for its sleek exterior, classy interior, and relatively good mpg.

The 2+2 car has featured cooled and ventilated seats since 2015. It was available in its two premium trims—the Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium and Mustang GT Premium. 

Although the Mustang’s trim levels have changed since then, Ford still offers ventilated seats (as standard or optional) in some trims of all Mustang models. 

For the more recent model years, you’ll find ventilated front seats in the EcoBoost Premium, GT Premium, and Mach 1 trims.

4. Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is a class-leading 5-door, 5-seater hatchback. It’s famous for its boxed-shaped exterior and excellent practicality.

The Kia Soul first featured ventilated front seats in 2016. It was available on the Soul+ (Plus) and Soul! (Exclaim) trims. 

The ventilated seats are still regularly available on the Soul +, Soul EV+, and sometimes, the Soul! trims of more recent model years of the Kia Soul.

5. Mazda Mazda6

The Mazda6 is a midsize sedan with a high-end cabin and sleek exterior. It also has agile handling, making it one of the most fun-to-drive cars in its class.

Mazda first put ventilated seats in the Mazda6 in 2018. And it has since remained available in the newer model years. 

It’s usually optional in the Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve and Mazda6 Signature trims. But it is also available on the Mazda6 Carbon Edition trim for the more recent model years.

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6. Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevy Camaro is a relatively inexpensive 4-seater sports car with a muscular exterior, athletic handling, and decent fuel economy.

Chevrolet first introduced ventilated front seats into the Camaro in 2016. It’s usually optional across its 2LT, 3LT, 2SS, and ZL1 trim levels. But rumors have it that the ventilated seats comfort feature will be offered in fewer trims of the recent models. This constraint is due to the ongoing global microchip shortage.

7. Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300 is a large 5-seater sedan loved for its powerful engine, impressive interior, and roomy seating space. However, we should add that its handling and driving dynamics don’t compare well with its rivals.

Ventilated front seats have been offered on the Chrysler 300 since 2015. They’re usually available across trim levels, except the base Chrylser 300 Touring trim. 

Now, Chrysler has discontinued certain trims of the 300 since 2015. And so, the available features have been shuffled across trims. 

Since 2020, the ventilated seats have been available on the 300 Touring L and 300 3 trims as a part of Chrylser’s “Comfort Group package.”

8. Kia K5

The Kia K5 debuted in 2021 to replace the discontinued Kia Optima. 

The new K5 is a decent midsize sedan. But, it doesn’t excel in any particular way. Still, it’s an appealing choice for buyers on a tight budget.

Ventilated front seats are optional on the K5’s two topmost trims— the K5 EX standard and the K5 GT. And if you’re buying the Optima, you’ll find ventilated seats in the topmost trims of its 2015-2020 models.

9. Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevy Malibu is a good midsized car. But its design is dated, and its features pale in comparison to most of its rival sedans. Nonetheless, its low starting price makes it attractive to certain people. 

The Malibu has featured ventilated seats since 2016. The Chevy Malibu Premier is usually offered a standard feature in its top-of-the-line trim. And it’s offered as optional across its lower trims.

10. Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata features a distinctive design that makes it appealing to any driver who wants to stand out. Its cabin is also one of the nicest in the midsize sedan class. 

Ventilated front seats were first offered on the 2015 Sonata. It was standard on the Sonata Limited trim—the Sonata’s top-of-the-line trim.

For the more recent models, ventilated seats remain standard on the Sonata Limited trim. But, it’s also offered as optional across the lower trims.

11. Volkswagen Jetta

The Jetta is another popular sedan that delivers the key features most buyers want. But, it’s not as well-rounded as its rivals. 

Ventilated front seats have been offered on the Jetta since 2019. Now, Jetta’s trim levels keep changing, but the ventilated seats are usually standard in the topmost trims of the Jetta. 

The ventilated seats are standard in the recent models of the Jetta GLI Autobahn, and Jetta SEL trims. 

12. Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is an elegant compact car with a surprisingly large truck and roomy passenger space. Its affordable base price also boosts its appeal.

The Forte first featured ventilated front seats in its 2015 model. It was available on the EX trim. Although the Forte’s trim levels have changed many times since 2015, Kia continues to offer ventilated seats (as standard or optional) in some trims of the Forte, year in, year out. 

For the more recent model years, ventilated front seats are a part of the GT-Line Sport Premium package. And they’re available as optional on the GT-Line trim only.