Jeep Factory Leather Options

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I took delivery of my '21 Rubicon with perforated leather a couple weeks ago, and am very happy with my seat choice. As was mentioned above, you lose the center arm rest/cup holder in the rear seat and fake leather on a couple of items up front, but gain a cupholder on the back of the center console. The leather is significantly nicer than the standard partial leather seats, plus it is actually all leather. The stitching on the seat is red except for the Jeep grill on the headrests, which is white. It actually looks okay. I can't speak to durability at this point, but I'm satisfied with what I received and would do it again.

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I took delivery of my '21 Rubicon with perforated leather a couple weeks ago, and am very happy with my seat choice. As was mentioned above, you lose the center arm rest/cup holder in the rear seat and fake leather on a couple of items up front, but gain a cupholder on the back of the center console. The leather is significantly nicer than the standard partial leather seats, plus it is actually all leather. The stitching on the seat is red except for the Jeep grill on the headrests, which is white. It actually looks okay. I can't speak to durability at this point, but I'm satisfied with what I received and would do it again.

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Man that does look good. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad they are going with the red stitching on the rubicon.
 

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I'm confused. The build page has a $1695 (above std cloth) option for "leather-trimmed bucket seats." A separate option (available w/cloth or "leather-trimmed") is a $1750 perforated/stitched leather black by Mopar.
1. Leather-trimmed bucket seats actually leather or vinyl?
2. What is the difference between leather-trimmed and perforated/stitched leather as far as seat cover materials. Let's ignore cup holders and armrests for now.
3. Since I can select both $1695 and $1750 options, what do I gain by doing so?
 

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My understanding is the factory seats use leather only where our body touches the seat. The Mopar leather seats are supposed to contain more leather surfaces.

Having said that, all automakers, FCA included, play fast and loose when it comes to saying exactly what is and isn't leather. For durability reasons, automotive leather is so heavily plastified that it is increasingly difficult to tell. And man-made materials have become so advanced, often times they are better than leather.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Mopar seats and the factory seats have the exact amount of leather pieces; it is just that one, with leather grain, is installed at the factory and the other, perforated, by an outside vendor.
 
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For what it is worth i prefer the cup holders on the back of the console to the fold-down armrest. I can put a drink or bottle of water in them and reach them from the drivers seat.
 

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My dumbass did the same thing……Not happy about losing the rear fold down arm rest. The rest doesn’t bother me too much, but that one does. Should’ve known better! 😑
 
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I'm confused. The build page has a $1695 (above std cloth) option for "leather-trimmed bucket seats." A separate option (available w/cloth or "leather-trimmed") is a $1750 perforated/stitched leather black by Mopar.
1. Leather-trimmed bucket seats actually leather or vinyl?
2. What is the difference between leather-trimmed and perforated/stitched leather as far as seat cover materials. Let's ignore cup holders and armrests for now.
3. Since I can select both $1695 and $1750 options, what do I gain by doing so?
From my research the separate options, which are perforated or stitched, actually gives you a better seat cover. They are full grain leather from what I gather and are very nice. What you lose is the nicer dash pad, premium door panels, console cover, break lever, rear passenger center console / arm rest with cup holders all with matching red stitching. I guess it’s a personal preference. The issue is that it’s not clear that you lose these little extras when you decide to pay $55.00 more for some stitching or perforation.
 
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For what it is worth i prefer the cup holders on the back of the console to the fold-down armrest. I can put a drink or bottle of water in them and reach them from the drivers seat.
My gladiator has both. I didn’t realize that you lost the the cup holders behind the center of the console on the wrangler if you choose the leather trim option. I like having those there too.
 

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From my research the separate options, which are perforated or stitched, actually gives you a better seat cover. They are full grain leather from what I gather and are very nice. What you lose is the nicer dash pad, premium door panels, console cover, break lever, rear passenger center console / arm rest with cup holders all with matching red stitching. I guess it’s a personal preference. The issue is that it’s not clear that you lose these little extras when you decide to pay $55.00 more for some stitching or perforation.
Ok. I think I get it. The $1695 "leather trimmed" option is the factory cheap leather option, which includes the nicer dash pad, door panels, etc. The $1750 is the dealer adding the nicer MOPAR (aka Katzkin) leather to the seats, but leaves everything else as is. So in theory opting for the perforated/stitched MOPAR leather is the dealer swapping the seat material to nice leather. If you choose BOTH the leather trimmed option and the stitched/perforated options, you get the nice leather with the nicer dash panel, brake lever, cup holders, etc. Of course now this becomes a $3445 upgrade (1695+1750).
 
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Ok. I think I get it. The $1695 "leather trimmed" option is the factory cheap leather option, which includes the nicer dash pad, door panels, etc. The $1750 is the dealer adding the nicer MOPAR (aka Katzkin) leather to the seats, but leaves everything else as is. So in theory opting for the perforated/stitched MOPAR leather is the dealer swapping the seat material to nice leather. If you choose BOTH the leather trimmed option and the stitched/perforated options, you get the nice leather with the nicer dash panel, brake lever, cup holders, etc. Of course now this becomes a $3445 upgrade (1695+1750).
I think you’ve got it. The other catch is I believe it throws an error if you try to combine the two. It petty much forces you to choose cloth if you select one of the other two options. Hope this helps.
 
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