Leatherette is another name for vinyl.Leather is an option. In sport models, it comes standard. Same with hybrid. If you're buying a non-hybrid, non-sport, you'll see leather seats listed as a $1000 option on the window sticker if it has them. If seats are perforated, it is leather. If they're not perforated, it is leatherette.
It honestly felt same as leather to me. That said, I don't like leather in cars because it feels sticky, especially in the summer. But because I always bought higher trim all my cars always came with leather seats.I haven't felt the non-leather, but when I saw an example of it(in stone, I believe), it looked terrible, like old-fashioned, smooth vinyl. I hope it feels better than it looks.
The Leatherette actually feels really nice. I personally like the texture and feel of it. I would be willing to bet most people (the type that do not typically end up reading this thread) would not notice the difference if they were not told.Leatherette is another name for vinyl.
Can't imagine my car without that nice leather smell. I bought zanios leather in a bottle at the recommendation of somebody on this board - love it am totally hooked. Plan on wiping my seats down every couple of months with the stuff!
I use zaino products for years. For the leather i like the odor. My wife don't. But a great product. I know it's difficult to see the difference between false and real leather. But i disagree that a real leather don't show wrinkle, false leather don't wrinkle with timeThe Leatherette actually feels really nice. I personally like the texture and feel of it. I would be willing to bet most people (the type that do not typically end up reading this thread) would not notice the difference if they were not told.
Zaino...that stuff is addictive.
I don't use chemicals (other than glass cleaner) on my interior so I stick with Leather Honey every 6 months and a damp microfiber towel wipe down every week...or as needed.