The Best and Cheapest Cars With Heated Seats in Australia

By Alexi Falson on 25 Feb 2024
image for The Best and Cheapest Cars With Heated Seats in Australia While Australia’s temperatures are scorching in the summer months, in many parts of our massive country, a car with a set of heated seats isn’t just a luxury- it’s a necessity.

Originally, heated seats were a feature reserved for only the most expensive flagship vehicles from Europe, however, the technology has now trickled down into a far more affordable range of vehicles.

Cold bums rejoice - we’ve got you covered with our list of the best and cheapest cars fitted with heated seats currently available in Australia. 

Let’s take a look at some of the cheapest vehicles on sale in Australia that come fitted with heated seats, as well as some of our favourites across a broader range of price points.

GWM Haval H6 Lux

2024 gwm haval h6

Starting from $36,990*

No stranger to the world of affordable motoring, GWM has packaged the Haval H6 with a pair of heated front seats for buyers stepping up from the base H6 Premium up to the H6 Lux.

In addition to the heated front seats, the Haval H6 Lux receives a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control and front parking sensors, cementing its reputation as one of the value picks of the midsize SUV bunch.

Hyundai i30 N Line Premium

 2024 hyundai i30 sedan

Starting from $35,300*

Hyundai packages its range-topping i30 N Line Premium sedan and hatchback with a set of heated and ventilated front seats, helping to keep its occupants warm in winter months and frosty under the cheeks in harsh summer conditions.

Mazda CX-5 GT SP

2024 mazda cx-5 gt sp

Starting from $49,910*

Mazda’s renowned midsize SUV package, the CX-5 offers buyers the option of heated front seats, so long as you’re willing to step up to the premium GT SP trim level.

Thankfully, the upgrade to the GT SP is matched by features like black leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive headlights, power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats as well as a 10-speaker BOSE sound system.

Ford Mustang

ford mustang

Starting from $52,590*

Ford’s updated Mustang range comes packed to the brim with equipment, even in the base model which is a particularly generous approach.

Ford’s entry point into the Mustang range, the Mustang EcoBoost comes fitted with both seat heating and seat ventilation, making it super versatile in the extremes of the Australian climate, particularly for buyers getting behind the wheel of the open-top Mustang Convertible.

Mitsubishi ASX Exceed

2024 mitsubishi asx

Starting from $34,740*

Mitsubishi’s compact SUV, the ASX, offers buyers a set of heated seats in the front of the cabin - so long as you’re willing to upgrade to the range-topping ASX Exceed.

In addition to its bum-welcoming seats, the ASX Exceed receives a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, a four-way power adjustable driver’s seat, ambient lighting and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system.

Toyota RAV4 XSE

2023 toyota rav4

Starting from $49,585*

Toyota’s almighty RAV4 is one of Australia’s most popular midsize SUV packages and seems to have something for everyone across the range.

Step up to the RAV4 XSE and you’ll pick up a heap of upgrades, including heated front seats, projector LED headlights, a powered boot lift and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as Toyota’s super fuel-efficient hybrid engine technology under the bonnet.

Peugeot 308 GT Premium

2024 peugeot 308

Starting from $48,990*

Peugeot’s sleek update for the 308 hatchback has resulted in one of its most premium packages yet, with the step up to the range-topping 308 GT Premium adding those lovely front seat heaters.

What makes Peugeot’s heated seats particularly interesting is that they’re so strong they can melt away your back pain like butter on a hot summer’s day.

MG4 Essence

2023 mg mg4

Starting from $47,990*

MG’s all-new battery-electric spaceship has touched down in Australia, and while entry-level members of the MG4 lineup miss out, the range-topping MG4 Essence picks up a seat of heated front seats.

In addition to the heated front seats, the MG4 Essence receives upgraded leatherette/cloth upholstery, a heated steering wheel and a surround-view monitor.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak

2023 ford ranger wildtrak

Starting from $67,990*

Ford’s adventure-ready Ranger Wildtrak receives a heap of special touches over the base model, including leather upholstery with heated front seats, ambient lighting and an upgraded 12-inch infotainment display that makes it feel truly premium for a workhorse.

BYD Atto 3

byd atto 3

Starting from $48,011*

BYD has introduced its battery-electric compact SUV to the Australian market in a single, highly-specified variant that picks up a heap of luxurious touches, including a pair of heated front seats.

Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire

2023 mitsubishi outlander aspire

Starting from $44,240*

Mitsubishi’s mid-range Aspire variant of the Outlander midsize SUV comes fitted with heated front seats, as well as premium touches like 20-inch alloys, a powered boot lift, head-up display and a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

Kia Carnival SLi

2023 kia carnival

Starting from $57,780*

There’s few better ways of transporting a big family from A-to-B than the Kia Carnival which, in mid-range SLi variants picks up not only seat heating in the front of the cabin, but heated seats in the second row to keep the whole family happy on a cold winter morning.

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* Prices accurate at time of writing.


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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