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For now using the seat covers in the front seats to protect the fabric (attached photo shows one seat with the cover on for comparison). They fit better than I expected, so I guess the Insight seat is a common size. The rear seat cover may or may not fit well given the design of the back seat. Will probably mess with it in the Spring when it is warmer out.
 

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For now using the seat covers in the front seats to protect the fabric (attached photo shows one seat with the cover on for comparison). They fit better than I expected, so I guess the Insight seat is a common size. The rear seat cover may or may not fit well given the design of the back seat. Will probably mess with it in the Spring when it is warmer out.
I measured all the Civic and Insight seats at my dealer before purchasing car seat covers. My observation is that the measurements for the two cars are almost identical, except for the thickness of the Insight's seat backs. Net, if you see an aftermarket seat cover that fits the Civic well, it will fit the Insight too. Will be interested to see the fitment in your back seats once you get around to it.

Given the measurement similarity (and accepting the "Civic" logo ), I bought the Civic OEM rear seat covers and really love them. They're spendy versus aftermarket seat covers, but the custom fit and high quality fabric are really fantastic. No need for scotchgard on my rear seats, as mentioned! https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/321-interior/114-rear-seat-cover.html#post4504
 

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I'm not sure about the rear seats but the front passenger/driver seats have side airbags. That deploy from the seat during side impacts. I think this was the reason why most auto manufactures don't make front seat covers for any of there vehicles. https://www.tigertough.com/blog/airbag-compliant-seat-covers/
Yes, the risk is likely why Honda doesn't offer an OEM front seat cover. Aftermarket front seat covers do provide a visible label to align the "special"/tear-away side seam with the seat's side air bag. There still is an element of risk a user accepts with use of front seat covers (see video). The rear seats have side curtain rather than projecting from the seat, so covering the sides isn't an issue back there.

youtube.com/watch?v=aRX7x43_b28
 

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Aftermarket front seat covers do provide a visible label to align the "special"/tear-away side seam with the seat's side air bag.
The front seat covers I installed had labels on one side of them indicating "Airbag" to determine which seat to install them on. This doesn't necessarily mean they were tested independently. The seat covers are paper thin so I suspect there should be no issue with the airbags breaking through them (probably one benefit of buying super cheap seat covers).
 

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The front seat covers I installed had labels on one side of them indicating "Airbag" to determine which seat to install them on. This doesn't necessarily mean they were tested independently. The seat covers are paper thin so I suspect there should be no issue with the airbags breaking through them (probably one benefit of buying super cheap seat covers).
Agree - as mentioned just after the quote snipped from post, "There still is an element of risk a user accepts with use of front seat covers." I think anyone who chooses non-OEM parts/materials needs to acknowledge some element of risk.
 

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Agree - as mentioned just after the quote snipped from post, "There still is an element of risk a user accepts with use of front seat covers." I think anyone who chooses non-OEM parts/materials needs to acknowledge some element of risk.
Agreed.
 

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I checked out CoverKing (https://www.coverking.com/) and had them ship a few free samples. I like their product. I will likely buy from them once I have a few dollars extra to spend. They're expensive, but they seem to really have their act together. I'm torn between their Spacer Mesh and NeoSupreme covers but am leaning towards Spacer Mesh.
 

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I checked out CoverKing (https://www.coverking.com/) and had them ship a few free samples. I like their product. I will likely buy from them once I have a few dollars extra to spend. They're expensive, but they seem to really have their act together. I'm torn between their Spacer Mesh and NeoSupreme covers but am leaning towards Spacer Mesh.
Got my samples a while ago. The spacer mesh is a bit on the thin side. The neosupreme seems good. Too bad they don't have measurements for the touring models, I really need a good form fitting seat cover. If I was in Anaheim I'd go there since they offered to scan my seat for free to make the covers for it. 😫
 

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Got my samples a while ago. The spacer mesh is a bit on the thin side. The neosupreme seems good. Too bad they don't have measurements for the touring models, I really need a good form fitting seat cover. If I was in Anaheim I'd go there since they offered to scan my seat for free to make the covers for it.
As a Touring owner, are you concerned at all about the thickness/ventilation of the seat covers affecting heat transfer from the seat heaters? The neosupreme seemed kind of insulating, which might trap heat toward the seat and transfer less to the passenger (?).

There's a note in the manual that the seat heaters turn themselves off depending on temperature environment (p223): "After a certain period of time, the strength setting for the front seat heaters will automatically be reduced by one level at a time until the front seat heaters shuts off. The elapsed time varies according to the interior environment."
 

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Got my samples a while ago. The spacer mesh is a bit on the thin side. The neosupreme seems good. Too bad they don't have measurements for the touring models, I really need a good form fitting seat cover. If I was in Anaheim I'd go there since they offered to scan my seat for free to make the covers for it.
As a Touring owner, are you concerned at all about the thickness/ventilation of the seat covers affecting heat transfer from the seat heaters? The neosupreme seemed kind of insulating, which might trap heat toward the seat and transfer less to the passenger (?).

There's a note in the manual that the seat heaters turn themselves off depending on temperature environment (p223): "After a certain period of time, the strength setting for the front seat heaters will automatically be reduced by one level at a time until the front seat heaters shuts off. The elapsed time varies according to the interior environment."
You know it could be a possible problem, but, after getting the samples the neosupreme isn't overly thick in comparison to the neoprene so I think it's worth a shot. The mesh seems extremely thin and would probably be far more susceptible to tear damage. You'll see when you get the samples.
 

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I opted for these cloth front seat covers (universal), in black. - https://www.dickies.com/seat-covers/phoenix-gray-seat-cover-set-of-2/3452LD.html

Since it's a stretchy material, the fit is better than average (but not perfect). The fabric is breathable and it covers the entire area surface behind the seat back (some covers don't extend that far).

I'm fanatical about protecting the interior, so I bought these seat covers before I bought the car. I found them on a closeout deal at <$5 per seat cover, so also bought a second set as a spare... just in case.
 

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I've done some searching, but interested in the latest thoughts on aftermarket seat covers which won't interfere with airbags....
 

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I've been eyeing Cover King seat covers which are specifically designed for the Insight with side airbags. Just need to come up with a spare few hundred to make it happen!
 

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Keep in mind there's always risk that airbags won't deploy properly thru aftermarket seat cover seams, even if intended/designed to accommodate. I accept this risk in that I chose to install front seat covers. But I think this liability is why Honda only offers rear seat covers and not the front ones.

You should be able to find several options for LX/EX Insight front seat covers by researching Civic options. The seat measurements I took between floor models was nearly identical for front and rear seats. For the Touring Insight, @Verdier cautioned that the Cover King / Neosupreme product doesn't take into account the power controls (yet).

@Min Pin bought Rixxu Classic Series Seat Covers (pictured in post #15 to #17 of this other thread) which look really fitted, polished and OEM-like.
 

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I appreciate the reminder, will probably pass on the seat covers for that reason

Keep in mind there's always risk that airbags won't deploy properly thru aftermarket seat cover seams, even if intended/designed to accommodate. I accept this risk in that I chose to install front seat covers. But I think this liability is why Honda only offers rear seat covers and not the front ones.

You should be able to find several options for LX/EX Insight front seat covers by researching Civic options. The seat measurements I took between floor models was nearly identical for front and rear seats. For the Touring Insight, @Verdier cautioned that the Cover King / Neosupreme product doesn't take into account the power controls (yet).

@Min Pin bought Rixxu Classic Series Seat Covers (pictured in post #14 to #16 of this other thread) which look really fitted, polished and OEM-like.
 

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I just got the Rixxu Classic seat covers that another member has. They look really nice. Not a perfect fit, but definitely look good. They don't even have sides, so no airbag deployment issues hopefully.

I got the matching back bench cover as well, but there are issues with that. It's too wide and not adjustable. The seat bottom looks weird because of the design where it covers a gap with a wide patch that ends up covering the actual seat area as well. Plus, our rear headrests do not adjust making the headrest covers not really work at all.

The fronts are awesome, but I'm trying to figure out how to make the back look nice so I have matching seats.
 

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Front and rear seat covers, can’t find any!

I’m an Uber driver and I really feel like the seat fabric isn’t the best quality, there are no oem covers, has anyone found aftermarket ones?
 
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