10 Least Expensive Cars and SUVs That Come With Ventilated Seats

2022 Kia K5 EX 1.6T
The Kia K5 is available with ventilated seats starting in the EX trim level. Kia Motors

For car buyers that live in warmer climates, ventilated seating is a handy option to have to keep yourself cool during the dog days of summer.

Perforations in the upholstery allow cooled air from fans embedded in the seat to push cold air between back and bottom, and seat.

Newsweek has compiled a list of the least expensive cars with ventilated seats either as a standard feature or available as part of a package or options list.

Pricing for these vehicles are the manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) with the option or package with ventilated seats, not including destination charges.

2022 Honda Accord Touring

2021 Honda Accord Sport
A 2021 Honda Accord Sport. American Honda Motor Co., Inc

MSRP: $37,400

On the highest trim level of the five-seat Honda Accord, driver and passenger seats are ventilated. The Accord also comes with heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control for that price.

2022 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2021 Hyundai Sonata Limited
The 2022 Hyundai Sonata's Limited trim unlocks ventilated seats. Hyundai Motor America

MSRP: $34,100

Springing for the second-highest trim unlocks ventilated front seats in the Hyundai Sonata. Also standard are heated front seats that come in on the SEL trim, dual automatic temperature control and a heated steering wheel.

2022 Jeep Compass with Elite Group Package

2022 Jeep Compass
The Elite Group Package on the 2022 Jeep Compass affords ventilated seats for the front row. Stellantis

MSRP: $34,635

If you want ventilated front seats on the Jeep Compass, you'll have to spring for the $2,995 Elite Group options package, which is available on the SUV's Limited or Trailhawk trim. Doing so brings heated seats to the first and second row and a heated steering wheel. Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard.

2021 Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve

Mazda Mazda6
The Mazda6's Grand Touring Reserve trim adds ventilated front seats. Mazda North American Operations

MSRP: $32,675

In the middle of the Mazda6 trim list, the Grand Touring Reserve nets you ventilated front seats. The trim also adds heated rear outboard seats, a heated steering wheel and carries over heated front seats from the Touring trim. Dual-zone climate control is standard.

2022 Kia Forte GT

2022 Kia Forte
The sporty 2022 Kia Forte GT trim gets ventilated seats. Kia America

MSRP: $25,690

On the sportier-looking Forte GT trim, selecting the $2,200 GT2 options package results in the model coming specified with ventilated front seats, heated front seats and rear air vents.

2022 Kia K5 EX

2022 Kia K5 GT
The K5 takes the place of the Optima in Kia's lineup. The EX trim gives the front row ventilated seats. Kia America

MSRP: $28,590

To gain ventilated front seats, buyers have to go for Kia's midsize sedan's penultimate trim level. The grade also comes with heated front seats and rear climate control vents. The K5 comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control.

2022 Buick Envision Avenir

Buick Envision
Buick's compact SUV can come with ventilated seats by selecting its top trim. General Motors

MSRP: $43,395

Picking from the top of the Buick Envision's three available trims will get you ventilated seats. Heated front seats, a massaging driver's seat and dual-zone automatic climate control carry over from the Essence trim, which is one notch down.

2022 Toyota Camry XLE with Driver Assist Package

2021 Toyota Camry XSE
The Driver Assist Package comes with ventilated seats on the Camry's front row. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

MSRP: $34,745

It's a bit of a nesting dolls situation, but a heated steering wheel and ventilated seats are available within the $4,700 Navigation Upgrade package on the 2022 Camry XLE trim, which includes the Driver Assist package. Heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control are standard on the XLE grade.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

2022 Volkswagen Jetta
For 2022, ventilated seats are available on the SEL Premium trim. Volkswagen AG

MSRP: $28,045

Ventilated seats are available at the top of the Jetta's trim list. The small sedan also comes with heated front and rear outboard seats and dual-zone automatic climate control at that price point.

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Premier

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
Ventilated seats are available on the Malibu's Premier trim. General Motors

MSRP: $34,495

The Premier trim level, the highest available on the Malibu, features ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats and a heated steering wheel. It also has heated front seats, rear climate vents and dual-zone climate control, which were added one trim level down.