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Anyone else think the seat heaters are extremely weak? On the highest setting the seat is barely warm. Dealer says they are working just buried by more cushion and thick leather.
 

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yes. had heated seats in my Volvo. Those will toast your buns. The Kia ones don’t. They do warm up with the ride though so you eventually do get comfy.
 

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My Hybrid EX heated seats are blazing. Way hotter than the Mazda we traded in for it. I can’t handle past the first setting.
 

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Sportage will leave blisters :) Low setting for me
 

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Sportage will leave blisters :) Low setting for me
Wife came from a 2018 Sportage SX and they were way hotter. My 2019 Optima SX also very hot. Wished it was the same in the Sorento.
 

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My SXL heated & cooled work great with the heated steering wheel, I set the Climate switch on at 70* it's ready to go!
 

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Anyone else think the seat heaters are extremely weak? On the highest setting the seat is barely warm. Dealer says they are working just buried by more cushion and thick leather.
My 2017 SX's seat heaters are also "buried by more cushion and thick leather," yet they warm up to a true hot on the third setting, so I'm always starting them on high, then moving down to medium and low within 10 minutes or so. So I don't buy that dealer's excuse.

My heated steering wheel is also quite hot when engaged - I don't normally wear gloves but am assuming it'd be quite warm even with gloves on.
 

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That’s odd, I personally find the seat warmers to be quite hot on the highest setting.

I turn on the seat warmer to max heat when I pick up my friends to make it warm for them and they all ask me to turn it down or off because it’s too hot. I personally only use the middle or lowest setting too.
 

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Seem to work fine to me. The seats in my Fiat 124, which are really Mazda seats, are quite a bit warmer on the highest setting - to the point of being uncomfortable sometimes - but then its also a convertible. The seats in the 2021 Sorento seem pretty consistent with our prior 2016.
 

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Seat heaters and heated steering wheel seem to be the same as my previous '17 Sorento, and both are much hotter than my '17 F150.
 

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My seat heaters on the 2020 Sorento SX work fine, I also start on high and then turn them down after a few minutes, and off in a few minutes more.
 
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