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The headrest is so far forward that the upper back of someone with a stiff back will not touch the seat without aiming the head downward. Anyone deal with this?
 

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To be able to even get in the car requires a certain amount of contortionism...I don't see the headrests being a real issue...I have to lean back some to touch my head to it...


Try reclining the back a little and then scoot the bottom forward some...Or Better yet, raise the headrests 3 clicks.
 

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I should further explain that problem is a back with a fused spine - can't conform to the seat with the headrest so far forward. Only answer is a pillow behind shoulders, which seems a little silly on a $60k car...
 

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I agree with DPK. I have to lean back some to touch my head to the headrest so maybe just try reclining the seat a little bit.
 

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Headrest is terrible. Thing is rock hard unless you drive your head into it. I also dont like that you can't adjust the headrest fore and aft.
 

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Do you currently own an F-Pace, or are you shopping around? If you haven't taken the plunge yet, and considering your disability, I recommend a loaded Volvo XC90. The seats are absolutely the best on Planet Earth, more comfortable than a Bently or other car that costs three to four times as much. I have spinal stenosis and three herniated disks. I find the driver's seat to be very comfortable and the headrests no problem at all. I, too, have to lean back to touch the headrest. They are definitely not too far forward.
 

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Gotta agree with Trek, I've until now not heard a complaint about the headrest other than it's hardness. If you cant get comfortable in the test drive scenario things are not going to get better with a few hours butt time. I'd look elsewhere if this is the case. You might consider the Macan if you have performance on your mind, I don't know that it works for you but nothing else really compares to the Pace at this size so if you can get comfortable there it might be you baby. As Trek said the Volvo has probably the best reviewed seating in CUV/SUVs in anything close to this price range and my butt agreed on the test drive, the seats are absolutely excellent.
 

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The drivers side headrest somehow managed to extend forward the other day - I noticed it as soon as I got in. I'm sure you already have, but make sure the headrest is actually pushed all the way back.
 

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The drivers side headrest somehow managed to extend forward the other day - I noticed it as soon as I got in. I'm sure you already have, but make sure the headrest is actually pushed all the way back.
The head rest will move forward and back? I thought it only moves up and down.
 

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I realize there are different seats in the different options, but in our Prestige, the headrests definitely only move up and down.
 

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Maybe I've lost my mind. I was going to link the manual to show jos to adjust but the manual only shows it going up and down.

I wonder where I did that...it wouldn't be in my car because my S4's seats are one piece on the back.
 

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Maybe I've lost my mind. I was going to link the manual to show jos to adjust but the manual only shows it going up and down.

I wonder where I did that...it wouldn't be in my car because my S4's seats are one piece on the back.
Not to worry! Happens to the best of us. Yesterday in one of my posts, I couldn't tell left from right!
 

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Inflate the lumbar support to max. This does help
 
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Maybe I've lost my mind. I was going to link the manual to show jos to adjust but the manual only shows it going up and down.

I wonder where I did that...it wouldn't be in my car because my S4's seats are one piece on the back.
Still celebrating 4/20 I guess ;)
 

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Maybe I've lost my mind.
Maybe. But I was happy to find that the rear headrests flip down using the button controls and greatly increase the visibility to the rear. Perhaps you are remembering that...
 

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Maybe. But I was happy to find that the rear headrests flip down using the button controls and greatly increase the visibility to the rear. Perhaps you are remembering that...
I never thought to do this and tried it a few weeks ago. Improves rear view mirror vis 100%. Works well if you're not carrying folks in the back on a regular basis.
 
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Maybe I've lost my mind. I was going to link the manual to show jos to adjust but the manual only shows it going up and down.

I wonder where I did that...it wouldn't be in my car because my S4's seats are one piece on the back.
Now, I don't know what it would take to engage them, but the headrests are "anti-whiplash". Meaning that in a fast braking situation they will move forward to support the head, so when your head "whips" back, it doesn't travel far. Not sure how fast you have to stop to engage them... but just a thought.
 

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Now, I don't know what it would take to engage them, but the headrests are "anti-whiplash". Meaning that in a fast braking situation they will move forward to support the head, so when your head "whips" back, it doesn't travel far. Not sure how fast you have to stop to engage them... but just a thought.
Nevermind, don't pay attention to me. The F-Pace doesn't have Active head restraints. At least from what I can tell.
 
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Do you like your driver seat?

I testdrove the F-Pace 35t and was extremely impressed with the performance, feel, ride & handling; it really got my adrenaline flowing!!! But I felt the headrest was sticking out a little towards the front too much? Do you guys feel the same? The passenger headrests are flat and I was wondering if you could swap them?
 

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I testdrove the F-Pace 35t and was extremely impressed with the performance, feel, ride & handling; it really got my adrenaline flowing!!! But I felt the headrest was sticking out a little towards the front too much? Do you guys feel the same? The passenger headrests are flat and I was wondering if you could swap them?
Assume you are aware that the different models (Prestige, R Sport, S etc.) have different seats.

We have not tried to swap front to back in a 2017 Prestige
 
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