These covers were tested on a 2017 Ford Fusion hybrid. We also tested the same covers in a 2020 Ford Fusion. While the seat sizes are the same in both vehicles, there are some design differences. Notably, you cannot reach underneath the front seats in the Ford Fusion hybrid model. Because many seat covers use hooks that connect underneath the seat to prevent slipping, custom seat covers generally fit the standard Ford Fusion model better than the Ford Fusion hybrid.
Car Seat Covers Ratings: Our Testing Process
To select the best car seat covers for testing, we combed through online customer reviews on Amazon and RealTruck. We chose seat covers made with a variety of materials and at different price points. We were also sure to test the most popular car seat covers on these websites.
We tested these car seat covers by installing them in our test vehicle and driving with each cover for several days. While testing these covers, we paid special attention to how easy (or difficult) they are to install, how well they stay attached, and the general overall comfort provided by each car seat cover.
Our fitment score is based both on how well the covers fit our test vehicle as well as the consensus we could gather based on online customer reviews. Keep in mind that a car seat cover may fit some vehicles better than others. We gave the highest ratings to car seat covers that fit snugly without sliding or coming off after extended use.
Our comfort score is partially based on fit and the car seat cover’s material. Car seat covers that stay relatively cool even in the summer and offer a soft, non-scratchy surface score best in this category.
Comfort is ultimately subjective, of course. So keep in mind your own preferences when selecting a car seat cover.
Our durability rating is based on the strength of a cover’s materials. Car seat covers that are stretchy or that will not easily tear score best in this category. For our durability score, we also considered customer reviews, to get perspective from those who may have used these car seat covers for at least several months.
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