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Best Overall

BDK PolyPro Car Seat Covers

PolyPro Car Seat Covers

Best Overall

BDK PolyPro Car Seat Covers

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Pros
  • Rear design fit to cover three-seat back
  • Washable fabric
Cons
  • Tedious to install

This full set of car seat covers helps provide protection from everyday wear and tear. The rear seat cover was designed with split seats in mind, so it’s compatible with vehicles that feature 40/60, 50/50 or 60/40 split bench seat configurations.

They’re made with polyester, so they’re easy to clean and 100 percent washable. The fabric is also very breathable, so there is good ventilation to keep you cool during a long commute or road trip.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car, truck, van, SUV
Number of Pieces 8
Colors Available 12

Best Leather Seat Covers

Ns Yolo Full Coverage Faux-Leather Car Seat Covers

Full Coverage Faux-Leather Car Seat Covers

Best Leather Seat Covers

Ns Yolo Full Coverage Faux-Leather Car Seat Covers

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Pros
  • Bold color options
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Does not fit some larger models

Wanting top-to-bottom coverage for your car seats? These covers might be the right pick for you. The synthetic-leather material is wear-resistant but still comfortable and soft. Anti-slip silica dots line the bottom of the covers so they don’t shift when in use.

The covers come equipped with head support rests and lumbar support to provide ultimate comfort. Plus, the covers’ back pockets mean your essentials are easily accessible at all times.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car
Number of Pieces 5
Colors Available 5

Best Sweatproof Cover

Gorla Premium Universal Fit Car Seat Cover

Premium Universal Fit Car Seat Cover

Best Sweatproof Cover

Gorla Premium Universal Fit Car Seat Cover

Pros
  • Fabric wicks away moisture
  • Easy cover design
Cons
  • Not as stylish as other options

This cover is the answer for anyone who throws an old towel on their car seat to mop up sweat after a workout. It’s made from neoprene, a fabric that wicks away perspiration and stays cool, and has an anti-slip backing and straps to prevent it from sliding down. A neoprene seat belt cover is thrown in as an extra and the cover works with bucket or bench seats.

It’s a customer favorite, with an average 4.6 stars from just under 7,500 reviewers, and it’s available in four other colors and patterns in addition to black.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car, van, truck
Number of Pieces 1
Colors Available 5

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The Synthetic-Leather Cover

Luckyman Club 2-Piece Front Car Seat Covers

2-Piece Front Car Seat Covers

The Synthetic-Leather Cover

Luckyman Club 2-Piece Front Car Seat Covers

Pros
  • Cushioned, textured front
  • Waterproof exterior
Cons
  • Don’t work on larger cars

The attractive diamond quilting and sleek style of these synthetic leather seat covers elevates the overall look of your car’s interior.

They work with most sedans, SUVs and trucks, with the exception of the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan, and are said to be airbag- and seat belt-compatible. The covers have two back pockets and separate pieces for the headrests, held in place with straps that tuck underneath, and there are also two straps on the back to keep the cover in place.

You can’t go wrong with colors, either: gray, black, or black with red or blue lines.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car, SUV, truck
Number of Pieces 2
Colors Available 7

Best Value

Pic Auto Car Seat Covers

Car Seat Covers

Best Value

Pic Auto Car Seat Covers

Pros
  • Compatible with side airbags
  • Easy installation
Cons
  • Not a perfect fit on some seats

This set of high-back car seat covers look sharp and are a solid value, priced at $35 at the time of this writing. They’re made from a polyester and elastic fabric, with three separate panels for a tight fit, plus mesh side panels on the seat and back for breathability.

The covers are said to be compatible with all side airbags and are stitched in a way that won’t interfere with them deploying. Bonus for easy cleaning, too, as the covers are machine-washable. They come with elastic straps and hooks to install, and are available in three other color options.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car
Number of Pieces 2
Colors Available 9

Best Bottom Seat Only

kingphenix Premium Synthetic Leather Seat Cover

Premium Synthetic Leather Seat Cover

Best Bottom Seat Only

kingphenix Premium Synthetic Leather Seat Cover

Pros
  • Front pocket for storage
  • Breathable design
Cons
  • Not incredibly padded

If you’re only concerned about protecting the seat and not the back, this option is an excellent choice. It’s said to fit 95 percent of cars on the road, made of matte synthetic leather, with shiny black piping and a simple geometric design.

There’s an anti-slip material on the underside, plus a front pocket to stash your phone and a granola bar. It secures to the seat with elastic and hooks, and comes in your choice of four colors.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car, truck, SUV, van
Number of Pieces 1
Colors Available 4

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Best for Dogs

Active Pets Back Seat Cover Protector

Back Seat Cover Protector

Best for Dogs

Active Pets Back Seat Cover Protector

Pros
  • Three installation styles
  • Water and fur proof
Cons
  • Exclusively for pets

This durable, well-designed seat cover for dogs converts into a hammock so your pup can ride safely. It features four layers of fabric, including 600-denier oxford cotton, a waterproof polyurethane coating, and a nonslip rubber backing. The cover attaches to the back and front headrests and has side flaps to prevent your dog’s nails from scratching your car’s upholstery or leather seats.

It’s easy to wipe clean—you can even hose it down—and it works in most cars, trucks, and SUVs. Customers give it high marks, with an average rating of 4.6 stars from more than 47,000 reviewers.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car, truck, SUV
Number of Pieces 1
Colors Available 4

The Ergonomic Cover

Black Panther Lumbar Car Seat Covers

Lumbar Car Seat Covers

The Ergonomic Cover

Black Panther Lumbar Car Seat Covers

Pros
  • Lower-back cushioning and support
  • Fits all car types
Cons
  • Cannot remove lumbar support

With built-in, non-removable lumbar support cushions, these ergonomic covers are designed to help relieve pressure on your back for long drives.

They’re made of synthetic leather, with luxe quilting on the front, and their sideless design won’t interfere with seat belts or airbags. They also have a rubber backing to prevent them from moving around. The seat covers are sold in black and gray in addition to the beige that’s shown, and they’re available in sets of two and four.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car
Number of Pieces 1 or 2
Colors Available 3

Our Premium Pick

Oasis Auto Premium Cushion Protector

Premium Cushion Protector

Our Premium Pick

Oasis Auto Premium Cushion Protector

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Pros
  • Stylish color combinations
  • Comfortable leather exterior
Cons
  • Higher cost that comparable options

If you’re in the market for higher-end car seat covers, these are a smart bet. They’re made from a soft, durable woven material and come in several two-tone color options with a sporty, retro ’70s look.

The covers are sold in sets of two and four, and the front seat covers have slip pockets on the back. The covers work with seats that have detachable headrests and are said to be airbag- and armrest-compatible. Several buyers say that they’re comfortable, fit well, and are easy to install.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car
Number of Pieces 2 or 4
Colors Available 6

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The Eco Cover

Suninbox Buckwheat Hull Car Seat Cover

Buckwheat Hull Car Seat Cover

The Eco Cover

Suninbox Buckwheat Hull Car Seat Cover

Pros
  • Buckwheat hulls
  • Nonslip back cover
Cons
  • Difficult installation for some users

This car seat cover is designed to provide support and keep you cool and comfortable, as it absorbs sweat and dissipates heat. It’s filled with odorless, eco-friendly buckwheat hulls, with memory foam for cushioning and a breathable, linen-cotton blend fabric used for the cover.

Silica gel beads on the back keep it in place and there are separate pieces for the headrest, seat, and back. The cover is said to work with 96 percent of cars on the road and comes in gray, black and beige, plus it gets an average 4.6 stars from nearly 1,000 customers.

Key Specs

Vehicle Type Car
Number of Pieces 1
Colors Available 3
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