Technically they are called Multicontour Seats with Active Motion®.
Front driver and passenger seats equipped with multicontour Active Motion®, Ford says, are designed to help reduce muscle and leg tiredness. Along with helping blood flow to avoid back pain.
In the back part of the seat there are 3 pads that provide a lumbar, ‘rolling pattern’ message. The seat base also has pads that move up and down to massage.
Buttons to activate the seat are on the side/bottom next to the power controls that move the seat forward and backward etc. On some trucks, the multicontour seats can be activated through the Sync touchscreen system. Once activated the seats will stay actively moving for 20 minutes unless turned off manually.
Which Ford trucks have the ‘massage’ seats?
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch trims have the multicontour seats with active motion as an option (601a package). They are standard on the F-150 Platinum and F-150 Limited trims (ie. the top of the line trucks).
On 2018 Super Duty pickup trucks, they are available on the F-250 King Ranch as part of the King Ranch Ultimate Package. This package also includes LED fog lamps and taillamps, quad LED headlamps, Blind-Spot Monitor, Cross Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow. A twin panel moonroof, tailgate step, and power running boards are also included in the King Ranch Ultimate package. The ‘massage’ seats are standard on the Platinum and Limited trim levels, the same as the F-350.
Which Ford cars have the Multicontour seats?
The 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum (top of the range) comes with the multicontour driver and passenger seats as standard. New 2018 Ford Expeditions also have the multicontour seats available in the Platinum trim level. Some older model Taurus’ had them too.
What do you think of these seats? Want to test drive a vehicle that has the multicontour seats, give your preferred Ford dealer a call!
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