In the time since we bought our new Highlander, noticeable creases (or wrinkles?) have been developing on the upper surface of the driver’s seat left bolster. It seems odd for this sort of wear and tear to show up so soon, but this is my first car with leather seats, so… What do I know?
Since a picture is worth a thousand words… Here’s a shot of the front passenger seat (taken from the driver’s side) to show you what a more or less pristine seat leather looks like. See? No creases.
And here’s a shot of the driver’s seat (taken from the passenger side) to show you the creases that I’m talking about.
For reference, we’ve had this car for a month and I’ve only driven it ca. 1,500 miles so far. I’m also careful not to crush the bolster when entering/exiting the car so it doesn’t seem like this should be happening.
I believe that the side bolsters are covered in SofTex as opposed to the real leather that’s used on the seat backs and bottoms. But I’m not 100% sure about that, nor am I sure if that would affect the wear pattern.