How Much Value Does Leather Interior Add to Your Used Car, Truck or SUV?

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Do Leather Seats Improve Resale Value in Your Car?

When it is time to sell your car – you want to get the best price possible – and certain features can help improve the resale value when you choose to sell your used car, truck or SUV at The Car Depot in Birmingham, AL. Did you know that the color of your car can improve resale value? Leather interior is another feature that can help you get more bang for your buck down the road and many drivers want to know – do leather seats improve resale value in your car? Find out with a quick rundown created by The Car Depot!

Are Leather Seats Worth It?

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Few features in a car, truck or SUV say luxury like premium leather seats and when it comes time to sell, leather upholstery is a desirable feature that will add to the resale value of your used car. Leather seats are classic and are always desirable – no matter what the model year may be. A study performed by Kelley Blue Book® (in 2016) showed that cars, trucks and SUVs with leather interior that are five years old add up to $370 to the resale value. Vehicles in the current model year add up to $450 to the resale value when compared to similar vehicles with cloth interior. 

What Are the Advantages of Leather Interior in Your Car?

The advantages that go with leather seats do not end with improved resale value. Leather upholstery in your car, truck or SUV provides an impressive list of advantages when compared to cloth interior. Here is a quick look at the pros and cons of leather interior in your vehicle.

Pros of Leather Seats

  • Luxury Feel
  • Easy to Clean
  • Stain Resistant
  • Better with Heated and Cooled Function
  • More Durable Over Time
  • Improves the Interior Style
  • Adds to the Resale Value

Cons of Leather Seats

  • More Expensive Than Cloth Interior
  • More Expensive to Repair
  • Hot in Summer
  • Cold in Winter

READ MORE: Which Cars, Trucks and SUVs Have the Best Resale Value?

Is it time to sell your car and make an automotive upgrade? You may want to know – do leather seats improve resale value in your car? We have got the answers you need right here at The Car Depot.

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