Xipoo Seat Covers Review: Are They Worth the $200+ for Your Tesla Model 3?

By Zac Ludicrous •  Updated: 04/11/21 •  6 min read

This is an unbiased Xipoo seat covers review for Model 3 owners.

I spent 10+ hours researching everything there is to know about these seat covers and what customers liked and disliked about them.

All things considered, my overall rating for the product remains neutral, especially considering its price.

Despite this, Xipoo made it to our article on the top Model 3 seat covers owners recommend.

Either way, let’s dive into the various aspects of the product so you can make a decision for yourself.

We’ll discuss the following:

Xipoo Seat Covers Looks & Styles

One thing that has compelled hundreds of Model 3 owners to try these seat covers is their look.

The covers are available in various colors to fit different needs and tastes.

There’s red for an aggressive vibe, black or white for an OEM look, and a very sporty black + white version.

I do like the original look the white ones provide.

Xipoo seat covers (on white)

In fact, many Tesla owners who wanted OEM white seats but were concerned about stains turned their black seats into white seats with these covers.

Whenever stains happen, no problem—just remove the covers to wash them or replace them completely.

And based on aesthetics alone, Xip0o seat covers are worth buying.

But there’s more to a product than looks.

Does the Leather Material Compromise Comfort?

These Xip0o seat covers aren’t thick enough to have a significant impact on comfort.

If anything, the PU leather and fabric seem to provide some additional comfort (albeit barely noticeable).

Overall, your seats will remain as comfortable as they’ve always been. No more, no less.

Fitting & Installing the Covers… Uh-Oh! 😬

This is where things go south.

The company has a video tutorial that makes things look easier than they actually are…

Despite including all the installation tools and accessories required, customers find the covers tough to install.

With an overall rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 in the “ease of installation” category, you can tell the process isn’t particularly straightforward.

Although some customers say it took them a couple of hours, others spent 6 hours and still couldn’t get it properly installed—even with a few people helping out.

Other customers just gave up after hours of trial and error.

What makes these seat covers hard to install, though?

Customer reviews suggest the fitment on the front seats is perfect and installing them isn’t as hard.

But there seems to be a fitment issue with the sides of the rear seats.

If you want to cover all your seats and are unwilling to dedicate an afternoon (or pay a shop to help you out), reconsider purchasing these seat covers.

They’re too much of a hassle to get installed right without hours of work.

However, if you really like how they look and plan on only covering the front seats, then it’s probably okay to look forward to them and continue reading this review.

Let’s Talk Long-Term Use: Will Xipoo Seat Covers Hold Up?

The ideal seat covers would present little wear over the long term while requiring little cleaning and maintenance.

Unfortunately, very few comments have been made about longevity.

Some customers complained that the product gets stained quickly, while others experienced wear in a matter of months.

But most reported a few months of use without significant issues.

Safety Considerations

It’s comforting to see that the company thought safety through. Both the aibags and the seat belts remain functional after installing the seat covers.

The covers comes with 12 separate pieces (5 for the front) to achieve this feat.

What Customers Have to Say (Good & Bad)

With 4.2 stars out of 5, it’s safe to say that most users are satisfied with the product.

For many people, the front seats are perfect in terms of fitment and ease of installation.

Looks are also amazing.

Such positive reviews don’t come with complaints and constructive feedback, though.

Among the major complaints are:

Despite these, the product continues to be worth it for many owners. It helps them preserve their original seat by wearing off an aftermarket product instead.

Third-Party Xipoo Seat Covers Review

The only long-term review I found comes from a non-Tesla-related YouTube channel.

After 41,000 miles, the product continues to hold up—but the review is somewhat fluffy as the Model 3 owner rambles most of the time and there’s too much barking going on in the background.

Prices Ranges & Where to Buy

Xipoo seat covers review on Amazon

As of this writing, a 5-piece front seat cover is available on Amazon.

Such 5-piece set can also fit the Model Y.

The most popular variant, though, is the complete 12-piece set of front and rear seat covers.

There’s also a 11-piece set that excludes the front armrest cover.

Xipoo Product Warranty

The company doesn’t specify a warranty on the product page.

However, reviews showed instances where customer faced a defect and the company was quick to respond and offer a replacement.

It’s hard to tell whether that will continue to be the case in the future.

Alternative Products to Consider

Potentially Easier Installation »

Though not available on Amazon, TAPTES offers a slightly pricier alternative that’s worth a shot if you’re looking for an easier installation.

You can choose from up to 15 colors and 2 leather materials.

Similar Covers With Various Colors »

This is another Amazon product with a similar rating profile (3.5 stars on ease of installation), but with some more interesting color combinations.

Final Thoughts: Xipoo Seat Covers Review

Call me lazy…

But the only way I’d consider buying these seat covers is if I had someone to install them for me.

I just don’t see myself DIYing this kind of upgrade.

If I had white seats, then I’d contemplate it a bit further.

If you’re a DIYer by nature, have people to help you out, or want to protect your original seats, then you’ll be happy with this purchase.

Just be prepared to roll up your sleeves as the installation isn’t a walk in the park.

Zac Ludicrous

Mechanical engineer by profession. TSLA shareholder before the hype. EV enthusiast all day long. Zac enjoys learning about the future of battery technology, autonomy, and EVs. He considers Tesla Model 3 the most important vehicle of the 21st century -- and is in a quest to improve the ownership experience of every Model 3 owner he possibly can.

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