I have the charcoal cloth seats and only use the heated seat for about the first 5 minutes when getting in the Transit. After that is stays pretty comfortable after that time. Went with the charcoal seats because our 2015 Transit Wagons company vans came with the Pewter Cloth seats and they tended to show dirt fairly easily. To keep them decent looking, we send the vans to our auction detail shop each Wednesday night for full cleanup. There are a few spots in one of the rear seats where they split coffee and it has dark spots in the material.