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The 2019 Fusion SEL has seats called ActiveX. I understand the technology from a Ford media article, but can't determine if the seats are cloth, vinyl, leather, etc. Does anyone know?

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The 2019 Fusion SEL has seats called ActiveX. I understand the technology from a Ford media article, but can't determine if the seats are cloth, vinyl, leather, etc. Does anyone know?

 

Good question ddwhpl sir. I think it's either leatherette or combination of leatherette and cloth. Won't know for sure until Ford provides more detail on the 2019 Fusion fact sheet. https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/product/2019/fusion/19-fusion-factsheet.pdf

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maybe it's a neoprene-like upholstery like-afaik Volvo T-tec

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Partial Leather.

 

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford/fusion/2019/

2019 Ford Fusion SEL: Moving up to the SEL trim adds memory settings to the power driver’s seat, heated front seats, ActiveX seating (partial leather), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a quick-entry system, remote engine start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power driver’s seat, and LED headlights.

 

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I bet fordmantpw thought this was a Microsoft topic.......

 

LOL! I thought about a snarky ActiveX post before I saw yours, but truth is, I always hated ActiveX anyway.

 

Side note...an internal portal web site that I built for a client 15+ years ago was just phased out because the ActiveX menu control won't work on Windows 10.

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Partial Leather.

 

 

Thank you for that info from Motor Trend jpd80 sir. Sounds like the ActiveX seats in 2019 Fusion SEL will be similar to 2018 Fusion SE Appearance Package seats. But with leather rather than leatherette.

 

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Thank you for that info from Motor Trend jpd80 sir. Sounds like the ActiveX seats in 2019 Fusion SEL will be similar to 2018 Fusion SE Appearance Package seats. But with leather rather than leatherette.

You're welcome.:)

I knew that I'd seen something on ActiveX in one of the reviews. ActiveX sounds better than partial leather trim

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You're welcome. :)

I knew that I'd seen something on ActiveX in one of the reviews. ActiveX sounds better than partial leather trim

 

Yes but what good is just calling it ActiveX in the order guide and not mentioning whether it's cloth, partial leather or anything else. Besides, traditionally the SEL trim levels always included leather seats so now it looks like they've messed up the SEL's distinction.

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Yes but what good is just calling it ActiveX in the order guide and not mentioning whether it's cloth, partial leather or anything else. Besides, traditionally the SEL trim levels always included leather seats so now it looks like they've messed up the SEL's distinction.

But not always, Ford trim names mean different things for different models. SEL Focus and Flex for some years has cloth seats.

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Can't be naugahide. The naugas were hunted to extinction back in the '70s.

And Barcalounger bought the last of them.

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Hey...who remembers Ford Dura-Weave from the 70's?? Dad's 1975 F250 had a bench seat covered in that <ahem> 'fabric'....it was cooler than the vinyl seats in the shop vans for sure...

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ActiveX appears to be a leatherette type material. Here are some photos of a 2019 Fusion SEL.

 

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My sister has a 2010 Ford Edge (160,000 miles) that's even starting to rust out, but the interior synthetic leather has held up extremely well, almost no wear and it cleans up easily which is important because of her kid. The premium leather in my MKX is very rich and soft, but it stains at the drop of...well anything. I stopped wearing blue jeans because they would stain the seats. I'm definitely onboard with well engineered synthetic leathers.

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My sister has a 2010 Ford Edge (160,000 miles) that's even starting to rust out, but the interior synthetic leather has held up extremely well, almost no wear and it cleans up easily which is important because of her kid. The premium leather in my MKX is very rich and soft, but it stains at the drop of...well anything. I stopped wearing blue jeans because they would stain the seats. I'm definitely onboard with well engineered synthetic leathers.

But those white leather seats are so dang nice when clean.

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