What are 60/40-split folding seats?

October 30th, 2017 by

Gone are the days when cars were simple tools for hauling people from point A to point B. Car shoppers expect more from their vehicles and are looking for options that offer increasing versatility. One way that automotive brands have responded is to include split-folding rear seats in most newer vehicle options. But, what exactly are split-folding seats? Simply put, split-folding rear seats are seats that can fold down in separate sections rather than in one piece. Split-folding rear seats give car owners more control over how their car interior operates and can be helpful when hauling multiple passengers and large amounts of cargo. Split-folding seats come in a few different options. Keep reading to learn about the difference between 60/40 and 40/20/40 split-folding seats.

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What is the difference between 60/40 and 40/20/40 split-folding seats?

The difference between split-folding seat options is where the seats are split. You can think of the numbers like percentages. In 60/40 split-folding rear seats owners have the option to fold 100% of the rear seat, 60% of the rear seat (an outboard seat and the middle seat), or 40% of the rear seat (one outboard seat). In 40/20/40 split-folding seats owners have the option of folding 100% percent of the rear seat, 60% of the rear seat (one outboard seat and the middle seat), 40% of the rear seat (one outboard seat), or 20% of the rear seat (the middle seat only).

Which is better?

Neither seat option is better or worse than the other. This one really comes down to driver preference. Each option allows passengers to comfortably sit in the back while different amounts and sizes of cargo are accommodated. Though, 40/20/40 seats do offer the extra option of hauling a long piece of cargo in the middle of the vehicle.

Do you have more questions about split-folding seats? Stop by the Baxter Volkswagen La Vista dealership and our sales staff can show you examples of both split-folding seat options in person so you can determine which one might be on your next Volkswagen vehicle wish list.

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