Will ventilated seats improve MPG?
While we're huge fans of heated and ventilated seats, we're not convinced that the habit of flicking on the A/C can be easily replaced by seats that blow cold air on our bums. The parasitic loss an engine experiences when the A/C is on can also be dealt with in other ways like more powerful ancillary electrical systems that assume the burden of powering the A/C's compressor. The new Honda Civic Hybrid employs such a system so that it's A/C doesn't shut down at stop lights when the engine is temporarily turned off.
[Source: Ward's Auto]
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