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So I have had the car for a couple weeks now. I do a decent amount of driving and I'm finding that the seats don't have very good lower back support and since I'm tall the headrest is very uncomfortable. Anyone change those headrests out? What about some lumbar support?
 

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So I have had the car for a couple weeks now. I do a decent amount of driving and I'm finding that the seats don't have very good lower back support and since I'm tall the headrest is very uncomfortable. Anyone change those headrests out? What about some lumbar support?
So which trim level do you have? If a Limited, are you saying that the adjustable lumbar is not adequate?
 

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I just bought a 2016 RAV4 LTD and I find the seats to be narrow, short & too firm (almost like church pews). My 2000 Lexus spoiled me.
 

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So I have had the car for a couple weeks now. I do a decent amount of driving and I'm finding that the seats don't have very good lower back support and since I'm tall the headrest is very uncomfortable. Anyone change those headrests out? What about some lumbar support?
The headrests are part of the active system Toyota started using a few years back. They are supposed to push your head forward a bit, but as you have found its too much for tall people. At 6'1" I simply cannot stand to drive the car with that headrest in it, although its not as bad as the Prius I just had. All Toyota headrests will fit, you just have to find one that fits right for you. At $500 a pop for new ones, you'll want to be looking at used. But you can go to the dealer and swap some around to try them out. I'm currently using an old leather Prius headrest.
 

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I have a 1996 Rav4 and I am 6'4". Try turning your head rest around. I pulled mine off and put it back on backwards and with the seat reclined more than most would it is comfortable on my 89 mile commute.
 

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I just bought a 2016 RAV4 LTD and I find the seats to be narrow, short & too firm (almost like church pews). My 2000 Lexus spoiled me.
We had 2016 Rav 4s as fleet cars at work and most people complained about the seats. I was 28 when i was driving it. So i can only put it to the seats. I would get backaches and even knee pains after couple of hour journeys. When the lease term ended everyone changed their cars. I have got an Audi a4 now and no complaints. However i came across this forum checking to see if they have fixed the seat issue with the new model. Because pence per mile return on Hybrid is better than diesel.
 

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So I have had the car for a couple weeks now. I do a decent amount of driving and I'm finding that the seats don't have very good lower back support and since I'm tall the headrest is very uncomfortable. Anyone change those headrests out? What about some lumbar support?
I have not rid in my wifes Rav4 for more than an hour. My 2006 Tacoma seats are 10x more comfortable. I have very good posture and no back problems - Thank God. But I want to rip the headrest out and throw it in the ditch. Yes. Thats how much I hate the headrests. Who designed the seats? Its like they don't want you to be comfortable in them and my head feels like it is always crooning forward. The side mirrors are a other issue, tunnel vision.

Oh. One last issue that probably makes taller guys get aheadache. If your head is near the ceiling when you drive at freeway speeds the paper thin hood flexes like crazy at the bottom of the windshield. Wondering if a windscreen at leading edge will stop that? We have a Silver 2019 Rav4. Maybe other colors don't have this reflective / flex issue.
 

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The headrests are part of the active system Toyota started using a few years back. They are supposed to push your head forward a bit, but as you have found its too much for tall people. At 6'1" I simply cannot stand to drive the car with that headrest in it, although its not as bad as the Prius I just had. All Toyota headrests will fit, you just have to find one that fits right for you. At $500 a pop for new ones, you'll want to be looking at used. But you can go to the dealer and swap some around to try them out. I'm currently using an old leather Prius headrest.
Thank You!
 
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