Best Heated Car Seat Covers

    We have been getting much colder over the past few weeks, our little Panda heats up in no time too, but it's just not enough to keep comfortable in the car. We've added a couple of heated car seat covers to our car to see which are the best.

    That time of year is upon us, when we need to warm our behinds up as quickly as we can. When getting in to your car, it may take a while for the heating to work, having a heated car seat cover or cushioned pad may be the answer to staying warm this winter. Below we look in to the best heated car seat cushions we could find and test them out to see what would work for you and your car.

    We have reviewed the 4 best heated cushions we have found in different price brackets so hopefully there is the right product for you. All you need for your car seat cover is a car cigarette lighter plug and to choose the front seat you wish to keep warm.

    After reviewing the 4 below, we are actually using the cars heater less and less, making our car less dry inside on very long drives in winter. The only time we've had it on is to demist the front and rear windows of the car to help us see. We've really loved having a heated car seat cover and they'll be staying in our car until spring arrives in 2017 and maybe even long after.

    What we really didn't think about before testing these electronic devices out was that they are the perfect item to have after being in the cold British sea. We dive and surf a hell of a lot and we're always packing our thickest wooly jumpers to put on after a dive. We usually have a flask with us with some warm tea and this brings our core temperature back up, with these items it means we feel a bit more normal than we normally would after being in such a cold environment. With the heated car seat pads we now have a guaranteed heat supply which stops us staying cold and really makes a difference to our energy levels and core warmth for the rest of the day.

    We can sometimes get home after returning from an ocean adventure and still feel cold for hours, even with layers of warm clothes on, with a heated seat, it has positively changed the post-water experience quite a lot and didn't realise how good these devices were until we tried them. If you're a surfer, diver, snorkeller in cold waters or do other activities outside and often get cold, wet or both and need to warm up when you're back in your car, we highly recommend them!

    How Do Heated Car Seat Covers Work

    They actually work much like an electric and heated blanket. There is a coiled wire running through the inner of the seat cushion and it works as a resistor. When you plug in the heated cushion, the coil has electricity running through it, because it is being resisted, this causes friction and an output of heat. It's that simple and it's how it keeps your bum and back warm when you're in your car.

    Comparison

    This was one of the closest reviews we did, every heated car seat cushion did it's job well and we were very happy with them all. We would certainly buy each one of them and recommend to friends and family. They are all simple devices, you place them down, plug it in and you have two settings to choose from on each, thats it, within seconds you're warming up.

    The simplest and almost the best is the Koolertron single heated car seat pad. It's just one square which you can put under your bum on the car seat or on the back rest of the seat. It heats up well and because of it's small size, doesn't get in the way and is a very good price.

    It came in a close 2nd to the Eufab cushion which won because of it's comfort and its ability to heat both your lower and upper half. The Eufab was by far the most comfortable of them all, having the thickest cushioning in-built. The Audew and lemon best were either thinner or smaller, but still warmed you up nicely.

    In joint 2nd was the Kingleting, it's much more expensive than the others we have reviewed but is by far the best looking. It is a slim line offering that doesn't protrude out from the car seat.  It has non slip base so whatever seats you have, whether they are leather or cotton, this thing won't budge. If you have a top of the range new car with an interior you don't want to ruin, this is the one for you.

    If you are after something cheaper, the LemonBest is worth considering. Has 2 heat settings, comfortable and will keep you warm this winter whilst driving your car, it's downside is that it's material moves around a bit on the seat, not too bad for passengers but may become a problem and unsafe if you are driving. We have since noticed that a lot of similar heated seat cushions are sold by different manufacturers, so you may be able to find the same one as the Lemonbest but at a cheaper price. Be sure to check out newer models of heated car seats on Amazon incase you are after something a bit different.

    Rank Buy Title Rating Price Category
    1 eufab heated car seat cushion

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    Review of Eufab Car Seat Cover with Heating Function 4.4/5 £££ heated, universal
    2 Koolertron Heated Car Seat Cushion Cover

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    Review of Koolertron Heated Car Seat Cushion Cover 4.2/5 ££ heated, universal
    2 kingleting heated car seat cushion

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    Review of Kingleting Heated Car Seat Cover with Heat Control 4.2/5 ££££
    3 audew heated car seat cushion

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    Review of Audew Car Front Seat Heated Pad Cushion 4.6/5 £££ heated, universal
    4 LemonBest Heated Car Seat Cushion

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    Review of the LemonBest Heated Car Seat Cushion Cover 4.1/5 ££ heated, universal

    Review of Eufab Car Seat Cover with Heating Function

    This is the review of the black universal heated car seat cover by Eufab. We are reviewing this today to see how it stands up and works with our every day car journeys and whether this heated car seat cover is right for us and can help us get through winter and make the car warmer and more comfortable.

    We have ranked this as our #1 heated car seat cover & cushion, read more to find out why.

    eufab heated car seat cover cushion

     

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.4/5
    Price
    £££
    Warranty
    No
    Vehicle
    car
    suv
    truck
    van
    Material
    padded
    Brand
    Eufab
    Category
    heated
    universal
    Number of seats
    1 seats
    Seat Position
    front
    Dimensions
    98 x 1 x 49.5 cm
    Weight
    599 g
    Size
    single
    Washable
    No
    Next Day Delivery
    No
    Star rating

    The Eufab heated car seat cover is universal, meaning that it will fit any car, as long as you have a 12v car cigarette lighter. We'd be surprised if you didn't have one in your current car, new or old.

    We placed this on our drivers seat and simply placed the harness strap over our front seat headrest. That was it, it was fitted, this will easily fit small or large car seats. We could sit on our front seat and just plug in the cigarette adapter which would power the heated seat. Really simple to install, fit in your car and ready to keep you warm, no matter how cold it gets in winter this year. Like other models though we have reviewed, this one has the cable on the right hand side so you would have to wrap it under your car seat or in front/behind it to power the heat within the cushion.

    This Eufab heated car seat cushion is very comfortable, the thickest of the cushions we have seen and it definitely adds to the comfort of your car seat. You get full bottom and back rest sections heated, so if you have back pain or problems, this may also help with resolving that.

     

    Eufab heated car seat cushion on front seat

    An extra note is that we believe this could work well combined with a waterproof breathable cover of some sort and you could even place a wet dog on it on the low setting if you wanted to dry your dog out on a long journey back home. If towel drying doesn't get your long haired dog dry, then this may do the trick.

    Like the other heated cushions, this has two heat settings, low and high, giving the same amount of heat as the others. The low heat is pleasant and nice on really cold days and after the car has already been warmed up. The high setting is great to use when you first sit in the car on a cold morning and you want to get warm right away, something we enjoyed doing was to turn it on as we got to the car and then removed any ice from the windows and then when we sat in the car we were immediately warmed up and didn't have to wait for the cars heaters to get up to temperature as the engine warms.

    Best Heated Car Seat Cover

    We have ranked this as our #1 heated car seat cover. This is due to the price and comfort of the cushion. It offers both bum and back heated sections and felt great when in use. It doesn't cost much more than the other heated cushions we have reviewed and looked like a slightly better quality finish.

    Pros
    • Very comfortable heated seat cushion
    • Comes in black so matches all car interiors
    • Has back rest heat as well as bum rest
    • Super easy to install, just place it on your seat with the strap over the headrest and plug in
    • The two heat settings were just right
    Cons
    • Cable is on the wrong side for right hand drive cars, but it does reach
    • We have only tested it for a couple of days so only time will tell if this heated cushion lasts with a lot of use
    Verdict

    Our favourite heated car seat cushion, very comfortable, easy to install and use and we could move it from car to car, no problems. Only time will tell if it lasts under a lot of use, but we were very impressed with it and wished we had bought this a few years ago to help us get through cold winters.

    Review of Koolertron Heated Car Seat Cushion Cover

    This is a review of the Koolertron Heated Car Seat Cushion Cover. A quick heating and comfortable seat pad you sit on that helps to warm you up while driving on a cold day.

    Koolertron Heated Car Seat Cushion

     

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.2/5
    Price
    ££
    Warranty
    No
    Vehicle
    car
    suv
    truck
    van
    Material
    padded
    polyester
    Brand
    Koolertron
    Category
    heated
    universal
    Number of seats
    1 seats
    Seat Position
    driver seat
    Dimensions
    45 x 44.4 x 3.3 cm
    Weight
    299 g
    Size
    single
    Washable
    No
    Next Day Delivery
    No
    Star rating

    Fitting The Koolertron Heated Car Seat Cushion

    The Koolertron heated car seat cushion is intended for the drivers seat. Its simplicity as a cushion pad, makes it universal for the majority of car/van or truck seats.It uses a charger that needs to go into the cigarette lighter, this works very well for cars with left hand drive but as the charger is connected from the right side of the seat cushion you will need a USB extender to reach the cigarette lighter of a right hand drive car. 

    Koolertron Heated Car Seat Cushion

    Technology of the Heated Seat Pad

    The material is made of a soft comfortable padded polyester. With just three settings; LO , HI and OFF makes for ease of use and adjusting the temperature for personal preference. 

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    Pros
    • Easy to install on any car seat
    • Can be used as a seat pad or back pad
    • Provides a warm constant temperature, great on cold days. 
    • Fits a number of different car seat types
    • Small easily can be moved quickly if changing cars and moved from one seat to the other if a friend would like to try it out
    Cons
    • Is designed for left hand drive cars, you may need to buy a USB extender to connect it to your cigarette lighter
    • Not fitted tightly to the seat, has the ability to slide about
    • Can be used as a seat pad or back pad but not both
    Verdict

    The Koolertron heated car seat cushion is comfortable and versatile in that its universal shape and size means that it can be added to nearly any type of seat whether car, van or SUV. It warms up quickly and does its job in warming you up quickly too,however this is designed with a left hand drive in mind. For those such as in the UK with a right hand drive you will need to buy an extra extender to make this work otherwise I would recommend looking for a heated seat cushion designed for right hand drive. 

    The fact that it is a single pad rather than a full seat cover means that it can be easily moved from seat to seat and that is perfect for us. Its a fantastic little heated seat pad and doesn't cost the earth either.

    Review of Kingleting Heated Car Seat Cover with Heat Control

    A review of the Kingleting heated car seat cover, a plush and stylish heated seat cover with a minimal design, we look at how it performs in our car and our thoughts.

    kingleting heated car seat cover

     

    Technical Details
    Season
    autumn
    winter
    Portable
    No
    Fits 3 Door
    Yes
    Fits 5 Door
    Yes
    Rating
    4.2/5
    Price
    ££££
    Cordless
    No
    Remote Control
    Yes
    Warranty
    No
    Vehicle
    car
    suv
    truck
    van
    Brand
    Kingleting
    Number of seats
    1 seats
    Seat Position
    front
    driver seat
    passenger seat
    Weight
    540 g
    Size
    single
    Washable
    No
    Next Day Delivery
    Yes
    Star rating

    As you can see, this is a fantastic looking heated car seat cover, the best looking we have reviewed. It is super slim and has a low profile look. This is more of a heated mat that fits on your car seat than a heated cushion, as it doesn't offer any extra cushioning your car doesn't already have.

    First thoughts, it's easy to fit and warm with it's impressive heating control. We had it fitted to our front seats in 30 seconds and were sat down enjoying it as it began to warm up.

    With a hook underneath that fits on to your car seat movement handle and a clip that fits around your head rest, all we had to do was place the 12v in to our car cigarette lighter.

    We fitted these in to our Panda and Peugeot, one has cloth seats and the other has leather seats and this heated car seat felt fine on both, there was no slipping around nor any problems on either of the materials. The heated mat looks fantastic and definitely suited our leather seats and didn't protrude at all.

    kingleting heated car seat cover

     

    Because of it's non slip base, you can be assured that whatever coth or leather seats you have, you will be fine with it on your front or back seats. It has a very simplistic and stylish look, the lead as shown above comes in from the middle of the seat so that you can keep it out of sight. This is a unique feature when comparing it to the other heated car seats and means that not only do you have a nice looking heated seat cover, it doesn't have its wires all over the place.

    The heating settings are very easy to use and you have a display which shows what heat you want. The heat doesn't stay on though, it has a security cut-off which means that if you sit on it for more than 10 minutes it will turn itself off. This isn't an error with the build and its hard to work out in the instructions but this does happen.

    Just like the others it has a really long cigarette lighter cable so you can fit it under or around your seats and it will reach.

    As well as this, they also do a seat pad, which is slimline just like it and would look fantastic in any car, if you don't want to ruin the look of your interior or car seats, this is the car seat cushion for you.

    kingleting heated seat cushion

    As you can see, Kingleting make some really nice products and you can't go far wrong.

     

    Pros
    • Slimline and doesn't protrude
    • Looks fantastic in all cars, the best look heated car seat cushion we have tested
    • Intelligent heat settings so you can really fine tune what heat you want
    • Easy to fit on to your car seat, within 2 minutes it will be fitted and warming up
    • Non slip base, some others have the same material on both sides, this has mini rubber feet keeping it in place
    Cons
    • Turns off after 10 minutes, more for protection than a fault but if its really cold, you may want it to last longer
    • Not the cheapest
    Verdict

    A fantastic, stylish heated seat cushion that will suit the look of any car. It's a bit longer than others we have reviewed so it will fit vans, 4x4s, pickups and anything with a bigger and taller seat.

    It is non-slip and its heat settings are spot on, it does a few small things but does them all really well.

    Review of Audew Car Front Seat Heated Pad Cushion

    This is a review of the Audew heated car seat cushion. Winter is coming, so they say and with it, colder weather. We thought we would test out a car seat heated pad as the heating in our car takes a few minutes to warm up.

    With this heated car seat cushion, it comes with a back rest as well, so your bum and back can both be warmed up whilst sat in your car. On first impressions, this looks like a good product, read below for a more detailed write up.

    Audew car seat heater cushion

     

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.6/5
    Price
    £££
    Warranty
    No
    Vehicle
    car
    suv
    truck
    van
    Material
    padded
    Brand
    Audew
    Category
    heated
    universal
    Number of seats
    1 seats
    Seat Position
    front
    Dimensions
    53cm x 40.5cm x 44.5 cm
    Size
    single
    Washable
    No
    Next Day Delivery
    No
    Star rating

    How Comfortable is the Audew Heated Car Seat Cover

    This is a comfortable heated car seat cushion, it's not very thick, but even so, still feels quite comfortable. We are more interested in the heat that it provides for this product test, but compared to the Eufab, it isn't as thick or as comfortable.

    Heat Settings

    The heat settings on this cushion are; off, low and high. The low provides a small amount of warmth which is nice for when autumn starts setting in or if the car gets too warm. As well as the low setting, it also has a high setting, this is perfect for when you first get in your car. It warms up within a couple of minutes, much quicker than your car can with its own heaters, or ours at least.

    audew heated car seat cushion

    Fitting The Audew

    This is a universal heated car seat cushion, which will fit any front car seat and could also work in the back of your car too, but it will need a car lighter extension for this. It comes with a 1.2m long cable, which is great as this heated pad has been made for a left hand drive car, so you may need to wrap it around your car seat or fit it under and through the seat to make it work with a right hand drive car.

    To hold it in place, it has an elastic strap that goes over your headrest and once plugged in, it's good to use. As you can tell, it's a simple product that does particularly well at it's intended purpose. Just put it on your car seat and you'll be warm in no time.

    Pros
    • Two heat settings, low and high
    • Quite comfortable
    • Warms up your back as well as your bum, so good for back pain as well as keeping your warm in winter
    Cons
    • Cable is on the wrong side for a drivers seat but is just long enough to fit
    • Not extra thick and doesn't add any more comfort to your own car seats
    Verdict

    Overall, great heated car seat cushion, its thin but warming. You can use it in winter for when it gets colder outside or when your car takes a while to heat up. Cable is on the wrong side for UK drivers and right hand side drive but it is long enough to get to a car lighter socket in the middle of the car.

    If you're purely looking for something to heat you up, this will do a great job, but isn't the most comfortable, it's more of a thin seat cover which has inbuilt heating wires. It is soft to touch but isn't padded, like the Eufab, Koolertron or Streetwize heated car seats.

    Review of the LemonBest Heated Car Seat Cushion Cover

    This is a review of the LemonBest Heated Car Seat Cushion Cover. A quick heating and comfortable seat cushion aimed to help a driver on a cold day or with soothing back pain. 

    LemonBest Heated Car Seat Cover
    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.1/5
    Price
    ££
    Warranty
    No
    Vehicle
    car
    suv
    Material
    polyester
    Brand
    LemonBest
    Category
    heated
    universal
    Number of seats
    1 seats
    Seat Position
    driver seat
    Dimensions
    97 x 47 cm
    Weight
    430 g
    Size
    single
    Washable
    No
    Next Day Delivery
    No
    Star rating

    Fitting

    The LemonBest heated car seat cushion is intended for the drivers seat. There are elastic straps that fit around the seat pillar headrests and there is a charger that needs to go into the cigarette lighter, this works very well for cars with left hand drive but as the charger is connected from the right side of the seat cushion you will need a USB extender to reach the cigarette lighter of a right hand drive car. 

    Technology

    The material is made of three layers of flame retardant sponge, making the seat fairly comfortable. There is are two temperatures Lo (45f/8c) and Hi (65f/19c). This seat cushion is perfect for helping soothe general back ache while driving or just if you going on a long distance drive.

    Pros
    • Provides a warm constant temperature, great on cold days. 
    • No noise or radiation
    • Fits a number of different car seat types
    • Helps ease back and spinal pain while driving
    • Heats up quickly
    Cons
    • Is designed for left hand drive cars, you may need to buy a USB extender to connect it to your cigarette lighter
    • Not fitted tightly to the seat, has the ability to slide about
    Verdict

    The LemonBest heated car seat cushion does what it says on the box in regards keeping you warm while you are driving, however this is designed with a left hand drive in mind. For those such as in the UK with a right hand drive you will need to buy an extra extender to make this work otherwise I would recommend looking for a heated seat cushion designed for right hand drive. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do They Heat Up The Lower Back

    Yes, most do and the Koolertron you can use specifically on your lower back to ease any back pain, if that is all you want it for.

    Are They Fine Underneath Car Seat covers

    Yes, they are fine, none of the heated car seat covers are fully waterproof, so placing them under car seat covers would actually protect them if you are in and out of your car and wet from rain.

    Can They Be Used Indoors, In An Office Or Your Home

    Yes, definitely, you might need to purchase a cigarette lighter to usb or plug converter though to make sure you can power your heated car seat cover.

    Are They Ok To Use On Fabric and Leather Seats

    Yes, they are fine on both of these materials.

    Do They Fit All Cars & Vehicles

    As long as you have a seat with a cigarette lighter near that seat, you will be fine and it will work, whether you have a car, van or truck, they will all work.

    How Long Do They Take To Heat Up

    Just a matter of a couple of minutes, even after 1 minute you will start to feel some heat around your body. They are pretty quick, much quicker than heating up your car which means on especially cold mornings you'll be warm and comfortable in no time.

    Can The Heated Seat Cushions Burn Me

    If they become faulty, there is the potential for this to happen. So it's better to only let adults use them and that the socket to power them is within reach so that they can be turned off immediately.