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there are a few lucky souls in this forum that have had the opportunity to actually sit in a MMe.
For those that have, please comment if the seats give the ‘look and feel’ of learher as touted.
Thanks!
Rode in one today. Feels like leather.
 

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The seats feel exactly like leather and are very comfortable. The only difference is the feel, they feel softer than leather however, the actual look is nearly identical. I am curious as to whether they will last as long as properly cared for leather. However, if you are concerned over the look and feel, I will say that they meet the same expectations as most would have for leather.
 

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I am an avid proponent of leather interiors. Mach-E's lack of leather option bothers me. I have one reserved but wish Ford would add leather as an interior option, thoughts.
I felt the same way. But a lot of cars are moving away from leather. Tesla doesn’t offer it on the model 3. I think it’s even optional with Mercedes. I wanted an electric car. I told myself if I hated the vinyl I’d spring for after-market leather. So far ira not a problem.
 

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I felt the same way. But a lot of cars are moving away from leather. Tesla doesn’t offer it on the model 3. I think it’s even optional with Mercedes. I wanted an electric car. I told myself if I hated the vinyl I’d spring for after-market leather. So far ira not a problem.
FYI: on both the Mercedes E Class and the BMW 5 series, leather is not standard and an extra cost option.

I have a 2019 E450 Mercedes with MBTex. Second Mercedes with MBTex. I prefer it to leather. Perfectly satisfied.
 

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Aloha all,

One of the things that I like about this forum is that members can express their opinions without being attacked, well for the most part. Well I hope that I feel the same after this post.

IMHO (I had to ask my 38 year old daughter what that means) leather is leather and ActiveX is something different.

I have had leather seats in the majority of the cars that I have owned. For the vehicles that I have owned, the leather seats held up to everything that my kids threw at them; some leather seats were better than others, but all heldup. Lucky for me, I don't have any kids at home anymore. If I did, I would be a bit concerned that the ActiveX would not hold up. That is my opinion on durability. For looks and feel, the ActiveX, in my opinion, is different than leather. Please note that I didn't say better or worse. The feel is not the feel of leather, but it's not a bad feel. To the eye, it also looks different from leather, but again it's not bad; just different.

The bottom line is that ActiveX is different than leather. I remain optimistic that the material will hold up over many years of use without showing any excessive ware. The true test will be delivered by those families that have young children as their official ActiveX testers!
 

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Aloha all,

One of the things that I like about this forum is that members can express their opinions without being attacked, well for the most part. Well I hope that I feel the same after this post.

IMHO (I had to ask my 38 year old daughter what that means) leather is leather and ActiveX is something different.

I have had leather seats in the majority of the cars that I have owned. For the vehicles that I have owned, the leather seats held up to everything that my kids threw at them; some leather seats were better than others, but all heldup. Lucky for me, I don't have any kids at home anymore. If I did, I would be a bit concerned that the ActiveX would not hold up. That is my opinion on durability. For looks and feel, the ActiveX, in my opinion, is different than leather. Please note that I didn't say better or worse. The feel is not the feel of leather, but it's not a bad feel. To the eye, it also looks different from leather, but again it's not bad; just different.

The bottom line is that ActiveX is different than leather. I remain optimistic that the material will hold up over many years of use without showing any excessive ware. The true test will be delivered by those families that have young children as their official ActiveX testers!
I didn't realize activeX was what it was called until I saw this thread. It seems to have a lot of similarities of leathers in some of my cars over the years. One thing it doesn't do, is form creases on the bolsters like leather traditional does from getting in and out of the car. It seems sturdy enough. It seems to breathe perhaps just a little better than leather. But I will admit I like that fact that a cow didn't get slaughtered to make my interior. ;)
 

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I didn't realize activeX was what it was called until I saw this thread. It seems to have a lot of similarities of leathers in some of my cars over the years. One thing it doesn't do, is form creases on the bolsters like leather traditional does from getting in and out of the car. It seems sturdy enough. It seems to breathe perhaps just a little better than leather. But I will admit I like that fact that a cow didn't get slaughtered to make my interior. ;)
Aloha Chris, me too as I'm vegan 😁
 
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I've also had a lot of leather. My last car, a 2009 Edge, had leather but it was much stiffer and not nearly as soft nor as comfortable as the Active X in my Mach E.
 
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