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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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2016 headrest angle?

one of my biggest gripes about my 2015 latitude is the severe angle on the headrest. i was just checking out pictures of the new 2016 altitudes (tempting myself while my jeep is in the shop, i must be a masochist....), and it seems like the headrests are much more straight up and down. can anyone confirm this? if so, is that for all models, or just the altitude? and do you think i could replace my back-pain-inducing ones with parts from the 2016?


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My 2016 TH has the severely slanted forward headrests. I'm tall and it doesn't bother me, but those under 6' feel quite uncomfortable in the front seats. Why? I don't get it.


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While the headrest angle can be uncomfortable for some, you have to remember what a headrest is really for. It was engineered and designed this way as a safety feature to prevent your neck from snapping, not for comfort maximum (unfortunately lol). Looks like this is a design thats going to stay until they make it even more safe. My guess is they'd be completely horizontal...

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They aren't really even called headrests anymore, they're head restraints.

They're not designed for comfort, but as previously mentioned, as a safety device during an accident.

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They're tilted too far forward if you're driving with the seat back straight. The angle is the same with the 2016 altitude, you're viewing, with the seat angled back. The only way to get comfortable is adjusting your driving position. This car has a more sedan like driving position instead of a truck-like straight position.
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My 2016 TH has the severely slanted forward headrests. I'm tall and it doesn't bother me, but those under 6' feel quite uncomfortable in the front seats. Why? I don't get it.


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This is the same for me. I'm only 5' and I've had to raise the head rest...errrr restraint....up quite a bit as in the down position, it pushes my head forward. It's quite annoying.

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I always like to drive, and ride, with my seat angled comfortably back a bit. That way the headrest, slightly slanted forward, keeps my head up a bit and my eyes on the road. The Wrangler is much the same. But Betty drives with her seat more upright yet the slanted forward headrest does not seem to bother her. - Ted

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I always like to drive, and ride, with my seat angled comfortably back a bit. That way the headrest, slightly slanted forward, keeps my head up a bit and my eyes on the road. The Wrangler is much the same. But Betty drives with her seat more upright yet the slanted forward headrest does not seem to bother her. - Ted

I'm pretty much the same. It creeps me out riding in the drivers of the daughter or wife's CRV. It so straight up its to the point of being uncomfortable. Luckily they won't be driving the TH unless absolutely necessary.


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i havnt noticed the headrst being anymore forward tilting than other cars made in the past 10 years.
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I replaced mine with some sobakawa pillows for added comfort! 😁
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