New seats in cars are overwhelmingly wide and firm. Sadly, it's a statement on the increasing weight and width of society and isn't specific to chrysler. When you're a normal weight, you're in the minority now and things like seat design don't cater to you.One thing I think I notice is that leather seats seem to have less give to them. Whether that is true or not, I do think the current craze (actually been going on for quite a few yrs now) toward firmer and firmer seats bugs me. Some months back I rode in the back seat of a Dart, and it was like sitting on an upholstered concrete bench. I really don't find the Pacifica seats to be soft enough to suit me. Some of the engineers need to take a ride in our old '92 Caravan to see what a comfortable seat feels like. Maybe the enthusiast magazines' raving about how supportive these hard seats are is related to the general weight gain of the populace. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of padding on my backside.
I love my van, and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat, but the seat is the most uncomfortable drivers seat of any car i've ever sat in. It's hard, it hurts, and it's so wide that i rock and slide back and forth in the seat because the side bolsters don't come anywhere close to even touching me.