Are you a driver who likes to keep large items in their front passenger seat? Then, you must have found it uncomfortable to reach over the center console each time you wanted to grab an object.
We have compiled a list of high-quality cars without center consoles to help you easily access any item you keep on your front passenger seat.
1. 2016 Ram 1500
A middle front seat takes the place of the center console in the 2016 Ram 1500. Thanks to the absence of the center console, you can easily stretch your hands and pick whatever you need from the front passenger seat.
Dodge repeats the extra front seat across all cab styles of the 2016 model year: regular, crew, and cab versions. You can seat about three people in the regular cab version of the 2016 Ram 1500. However, its Crew and Quad models can house an average of six passengers.
With a hip room of 62.9 inches and a shoulder room of 66 inches, this middle seat is large enough for passengers of any age group. You can also fold down the jump seat and use it as an armrest when it isn’t housing any passenger.
Apart from its ample seating space, the 2016 Ram 1500 also offers sophisticated infotainment and elegant interiors. Ram has already earned the position of a bold styler, and the automaker maintains its reputation with the 2016 Ram 1500 truck. This vehicle also contains a Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system.
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2. 2016 Toyota Tundra
The 2016 version of the Toyota Tundra is another truck that skips the center console and uses the extra space for a front middle seat. The front bench seat in the Toyota Tundra is available across all its cab styles.
This pickup truck offers larger seating space than most vehicles in its category. The only truck that can match the 2016 Tundra’s shoulder room of 66.7 inches is the 2016 Ford F-150. In addition, the Tundra’s hip room of 62 inches can only be found in Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a great choice for delivery drivers. If the luggage compartment of the truck is full, you can fold the rear seats to make for extra cargo space. Also, the absence of a center console makes it easy for you to reach for a package on your front seat to confirm a client’s details.
3. 2016 Ford F-150
Ford replaced the center console with a middle seat in the 2016 version of its F-150 truck. It’s easy to pick your items from the front passenger seat when there is no occupant in the jump seat.
Drivers can either use this seat to fit an extra passenger or convert it to an armrest. In addition, the back of the extra seat contains cupholders which drivers can use when the seat has no occupant.
Just like with other seats, Ford still manages to maintain its standard hip room (62.5 inches) and shoulder room (66.7 inches) in the middle seat. So, you can rest assured that the passenger on the jump seat will be comfortable.
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4. 2016 GMC Sierra
You won’t find a center console in the 2016 GMC Sierra. Instead of a center console, GMC designed the front seats of the 2016 Sierra as a front bench seat.
The front bench seats in the 2016 Sierra come with Safety Alert Seat. The Safety Alert Seat is a safety feature that uses seat vibration pulses to determine possible crashes and notifies the driver ahead of a collision.
While this vehicle may be smaller than some trucks in its category, its front bench seat offers sufficient space for three passengers. The 2016 GMC Sierra provides about 66 inches of shoulder room and 60.7 inches of legroom.
5. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
None of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado trim levels have center consoles. However, the way the automaker redesigned the vacant space which was previously occupied by the center console differs across the various Silverado trims.
Base trims like WT and Custom have the front-bench structure. However, trim levels from LTZ upwards adopt a 40/40/ 20 setup where the driver and front passenger seats are larger than the center front seat.
A universal feature across the seat structures of all 2016 Chevrolet Silverado trims is the cupholder, which is hidden in the center of the front seat. Despite being a pickup truck, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado has several luxury specs that make it just as comfortable as a sedan. All the front seats of the truck are heated and fitted with power recliners.
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6. Nissan Titan
If you want a truck that has no center console, you should consider the Nissan Titan. Most of the Titan’s trim levels have front bench seats, which rarely leave room for a center console. However, a few Nissan Titan trim levels, like the Platinum Reserve, still offer center consoles.
This truck also makes allowance for drivers who want to take their families on trips. The front bench seats in the Titan come with latch connectors, which aid the attachment of child safety seats to the vehicle.
Seating space in the Nissan Titan varies across different trim levels. The Crew Cab provides large seating spaces in the rear part of the truck. In contrast, the King Cab does not offer much legroom for passengers seated behind the driver.
Users of the Nissan Titan also enjoy high-tech safety features like forward collision warning, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring.
7. 2016 Ram Promaster
The 2016 Ram Promaster has no center console. The automaker swapped the regular bucket seats in previous model years with a front bench seat.
Instead of the visible storage space common with center consoles, Ram hides the 2016 Promaster’s storage compartment within the front bench seat. You can reveal this storage space by folding down the center of the front bench seat.
One notable strength of this Ram Promaster model year is its cargo space. According to Edmunds.com, the 2016 Ram Promaster can tow as much as 4,420 pounds. The Promaster also boasts a powerful V6 engine, which lends strength to the vehicle while hauling cargo.
8. 2013 Chevrolet Impala
Usually, sedans come with center consoles. The 2013 Chevrolet Impala is an exception to the rule. This car swaps the regular bucket seats and center console to a front bench seat, thus increasing the seating allowance from five to six occupants.
Despite being a sedan, the 2013 Chevrolet Impala provides an impressive cargo space that is only matched by trucks.
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9. GMC Yukon
All GMC Yukon trims, save the Yukon Denali, lack center consoles. The GMC Yukon has one of the largest seating spaces across full-size SUVs. The absence of a center console in the GMC Yukon gives the vehicle the allowance to house about nine occupants at once.
The large seating space in the vehicle makes it suitable for people with big families.
The GMC Yukon’s trunk has a cargo capacity of 39.3 cubic feet. If you fold up the second and third seats in the car, you get an additional space of 121.1 cubic feet.
What’s a full-size SUV without off-road capability? The GMC Yukon offers a strong front bumper and all-terrain tires that easily help the vehicle handle rough roads.
At a minimum price of $52, 695, the GMC Yukon may seem expensive. Nevertheless, the vehicle offers compensation for its high price with its reliability. The Yukon has decent fuel economy and high-tech safety features.
The average mileage for the GMC Yukon is 23 mpg. Its safety features, like blind-spot monitoring, and rear park assist, can protect you from danger while driving.
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