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Lumbar support in Forester and Outback

Asked by Phil Charlton

I went to look at the Subaru Forester and Outback a week or so ago, because I like the look of both and they interest me, but found out that neither has lumbar support in the driver's seat, and I was looking at the top of the range in both models. Why would a company make a top-of-the-range model with no lumbar support? Many people have bad backs, and back support on long trips helps with sore backs in grey nomads. The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V have no problems with lumbar support.

Answered by CarsGuide

13 Jul 2015 Paul Gover

A well-designed seat should not need extra lumbar adjustment. I've spent the past week in an Outback and found the seats excellent in their shape, support and padding.

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