Vegan Car Interiors Put Compassion in the Fast Lane

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Cruelty to animals isn’t on anyone’s accessory list. But when shopping for a new vehicle, some might think that leather seats, gear shifts, and steering wheels are, unfortunately, part of the deal.Well, think again! These days, many cars come with the option to select completely vegan interiors. From seats to the gear shift, here are models that can be fully loaded—with compassion:

 

BMW

  • i3 (Available with Deka cloth seating. Buyers must special order the M Performance Electronic Steering Wheel for it to be leather-free.)

Buick

  • Verano

Chevrolet

  • Colorado
  • Cruze
  • Equinox
  • Impala
  • Malibu
  • Silverado
  • Sonic
  • Spark
  • Trax
  • Traverse

Chrysler

  • 200

GMC

  • Acadia
  • Canyon
  • Sierra
  • Terrain

Honda

  • Accord Coupe
  • Accord Hybrid
  • Accord Sedan
  • Civic Coupe
  • CR-V
  • CR-Z Hybrid
  • Fit 5 Door
  • HR-V
  • Insight Hybrid
  • Odyssey Minivan
  • Pilot SUV
  • Ridgeline

Hyundai

  • Accent
  • Elantra
  • Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Sport
  • Sonata
  • Tucson
  • Veloster

Kia

  • Forte
  • Optima
  • Rio
  • Sedona
  • Soul
  • Sportage

Mercedes-Benz

Nissan

  • Altima
  • Juke
  • Leaf
  • Murano
  • NV Cargo Van
  • Pathfinder
  • Quest
  • Rogue
  • Sentra
  • Titan
  • Versa

Tesla

  • Model X (Model S can be customized to be vegan as a “special order.”)

Toyota

  • Camry
  • Corolla
  • Prius
  • RAV4
  • Sequoia
  • Sienna
  • Tundra
  • Yaris

Volkswagen

  • Jetta
  • Passat

So far, these 13 automakers currently offer at least one completely vegan model (using either vegan leather or cloth interior), for a total of 65 models. With so many options, nobody needs to cruise around on dead animals’ skins!

Reach Out

Some vehicles don’t offer vegan replacements for interior items such as steering wheels or gear shifts, even though they do have seats that can be made with vegan fabric. Check out the list below, and if you spot your favorite car, be sure to drop the company a line to encourage it to expand the vehicle’s vegan options to cover the entire interior.

Acura

  • ILX AcuraWatch Plus
  • ILX Standard
  • TLX Standard

Contact Acura by email.

Buick

  • Encore

Contact Buick by email.

Cadillac

  • Crossover

Contact Cadillac by email.

Ferrari

  • California T
  • F12 Berlinetta

Contact Ferrari by email.

Ford

  • F-150
  • Super Duty
  • Transit Connect
  • Transit Truck
  • Fiesta
  • Focus
  • Fusion
  • Mustang
  • C-Max
  • Taurus
  • Escape
  • Edge
  • Flex
  • Explorer

Contact Ford by email.

Infiniti

  • Q50
  • Q70
  • Q70L

Contact Infiniti by email.

Jaguar

  • F-PACE
  • F-PACE Premium
  • XE
  • XE Premium
  • XF
  • XF Premium

Contact Jaguar by email.

Lexus

  • CT Hybrid
  • GS
  • GX
  • IS
  • NX
  • RC
  • RCF

Contact Lexus by email.

Mercedes-Benz

  • AMG C63 Sedan and Coupe
  • AMG CLA45 Coupe
  • AMG GLA45 SUV
  • AMG GLE43 Coupe
  • AMG GT Coupe
  • B250e Hybrid
  • C300 4MATIC Sedan and Coupe
  • C300 Sedan and Coupe
  • C350e Plug-in Hybrid Sedan
  • C450 AMG Sedan
  • CLA250 Coupe
  • CLA450 4MATIC Coupe
  • E300 4MATIC Sedan
  • E300 Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Wagon
  • GLA250 4MATIC SUV
  • GLA250 SUV
  • GLC300 4MATIC SUV
  • GLC300 SUV
  • GLE350 4MATIC SUV
  • GLE350 SUV
  • GLS450 SUV
  • SLC300 Roadster

Contact Mercedes-Benz by email.

MINI

The following models offer vegan interior options, but only leather steering wheels:

  • Clubman
  • Cooper Hardtop 2- and 4- door
  • Cooper Convertible
  • Countryman
  • Paceman

Contact MINI by email.

Toyota

  • 4Runner

Contact Toyota by email.

Volkswagen

  • Beetle
  • Beetle Convertible
  • CC
  • Golf
  • Tiguan
  • Touareg

Contact Toyota by email.

Leather production poisons tannery workers, pollutes the environment, and kills animals. Whenever you’re shopping for a new car, make sure to push for luxurious, high-performing vegan leathers that are stylish, durable, cost effective, and as kind to the planet as they are to cows.

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