Difference Between Leather and V-Tex Leatherette Seats
If you’ve done your homework prior to determining your Volkswagen of choice, you may have noticed that many VW models come with the option of V-Tex leatherette seats. Often times, the option is between either cloth or V-Tex leatherette, but models like the Passat and Tiguan also allow you to decide between the V-Tex leatherette and a true leather option. What is V-Tex leatherette anyway, and what is the difference between leather and V-Tex leatherette seats? Read on to find out.
In short, V-Tex is a type of synthetic leather, giving it certain qualities that are not capable with real leather. Those who love their cloth seats, can enjoy the comfortable fabric and don’t have to worry about choosing between V-Tex leatherette and actual leather.
The rest of us, however, must decide between the two. So, first, what are the benefits of choosing a leatherette or leather seating surface? For one, many drivers feel they provide a softer surface, with leather potentially becoming even softer as time goes by. They can also be easier to clean, as spills may not soak into the material as easily or quickly.
There are differences between the two materials, though. One of the biggest differences between leather and V-Tex leatherette seats are the price, with leatherette being available for less of the cost. By providing the option for V-Tex leatherette, Volkswagen offers the same type of luxury comfort at a highly affordable price.
No doubt, it’s difficult to replicate that pleasant aroma that often accompanies leather, and those drivers who really know the look and feel of leather may prefer genuine leather seats. Others, however, will enjoy the low-cost option provided through V-Tex leatherette. In addition, leatherette tends to be more durable and require less care, though leather that is properly cared for can have a long and healthy life as well.
In truth, it all comes down to personal preference. Thankfully, Volkswagen offers both options in order to meet the needs and budgets of all VW drivers. Now that you know the difference between leather and V-Tex leatherette seats, why not come try them out for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Neftin Volkswagen. You can also view VW models that offer both leather and V-Tex leatherette seating in our new model inventory.
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