Really I am very impressed with my base+ seats! They are so easy to clean. They are great for the hot sweaty season and the rain! The only thing I miss from my 94 Acura seats is the electronic seat controls. I don't miss leather. I am very impressed at the seats compared to the other non-leather options on other makes. The fabric is very sturdy and is gonna stand up and not stain as easily.
I have to agree with the poster. I love my Soul, however the seats suck. I'm finding the fibers are not woven small so items like lint, dog hair, anything really gets hung up in them. I'm considering seat covers, however I do love the Soul writing on them. The seats themselves are very comfortable.
We found the seats so uncomfortable that we ended up buying a Honda Fit instead. I'll look into the Soul again in a year, when we need to replace our other car, but if the seats haven't changed neither will my decision.
It took some adjusting, but so did the whole vehical after having an Oldmobile Intrigue for 5 years. I like the seats though, and soooo easy to clean up, which is wonderful when you have a one year old!
So... what characteristic about the seats is it that the OP did not like?
Upholstery: Can be changed, but as cloth goes it's not too bad, sturdy and easy to clean.
Contouring/support: Also can be changed preyty easily. Any decent auto upholstery shop can remove the covers, add/subtract padding, and essentially make a "bespoke" pair of seats (yep, just like "Ish" at West Coast Customs... only perhaps more realistic.)
Adjustability: I do wish there were an adjustment for bottom seat cushion angle (I like the angle more "up in the front" than my wife, but it's hear car). One way to "adjust" is to unbolt the seats and insert a washer or two under the front mounts - being ABSOLUTELY SURE that the seat bolts are long enough. I did this in my Mini and it turned the seating from "pretty good" to "great". For me. I'm NOT adjusting my wife's Soul+ seats, that's HER car!
Especially for the price point, the seats are really pretty good. Firm, but not "hard", and they mold pretty well to my nether regions. No, they're not Recaros, but this is a $15k base-cost car, not a Porsche. Putting out a couple buckaroos to have the seats "done" might be a good investment.