In this guide, we explore the various types of factory seat configurations like 40-20-40 split bench seats, bucket seats, 60-40 seats, captain seats, and more. We will delve into their features and benefits to help you make an informed decision when looking for replacement seats for your car or truck.
Bucket Seats - 2 Passengers (40-console-40)
Bucket seats consist of two separate seats with a console in between. These seats are popular in both cars and trucks and are often referred to as 40-console-40 or captain's chairs. They offer better comfort and support compared to bench seats but limit the number of passengers.
Full Bench Seat - 3 Passengers
A full bench seat is a single cushion spanning the entire width of the vehicle. While it can seat up to three passengers, it is generally less comfortable than bucket seats. These are commonly found in older vehicles and trucks.
Pictured: Worn 1998 Silverado Bench Seat (we threw it out)
Split Bench Seat - Various Configurations
Split bench seats are divided into sections and come in different types:
40-20-40 Split Bench
This version has three separate sections and provides greater storage options than full bench seats.
60-40 Split Bench
This layout resembles bucket seats but allows for the passenger seat to fold down for additional cargo space.
A jump seat is a smaller seat positioned between two larger seats. Also known as a buddy seat or console seat, it can provide extra seating or fold down to serve as storage.
If you have any questions or require further assistance in choosing the right seats for your vehicle, please contact us.