This is an unbiased Xipoo seat covers review for Model 3 owners.
I just spent 10+ hours researching everything there is to know about these seat covers — and what customers liked and disliked.
All things considered, my overall rating for the product remains neutral, especially considering the price.
Either way, let’s dive into the various aspects of the product — so you can make a decision for yourself.
- What the seat covers end up looking like once installed
- How resistant they are to wear and stains
- Are they easy to install — or an absolute hassle?
- And much more
Xipoo Seat Covers Looks & Style
If there’s 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.
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.
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 — remove the covers to wash them or replace them completely.
Sounds plausible — 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 in 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.
Despite including all the installation tools and accessories required,
Customer 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 customer write it “took a couple hours,”
Others spent 6 hours and couldn’t get it properly installed — even with a few people helping out.
Yet others gave up after hours of trial and error.
The company has a video tutorial that makes things look easier that they actually are…
But comments suggest instructions felt incomplete:
“Hi there – I purchased this seat cover for my Model 3 on Amazon and tried installing this, but had no luck. Do you recommend anyone who can help install this in the San Francisco Bay Area for a fee? Thanks!”
Thankfully, the installation process is something you’d only do once.
What makes these seat covers hard to install, though?
Customer reviews suggest the fitment on the front seats is perfect (and installing those 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.
If you really like how they look, however, and plan on only covering the front seats,
Then it’s probably okay to look forward into 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 customer complain that the product quickly gets stained.
Others experienced wear in a matter of months.
But most have reported a few months of use without significant issues.
It’s comforting too 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)
What has been the customer experience in general?
With 4.2 stars out of 5, it’s safe to say most users are satisfied with the product.
“The front seats were perfect” in terms of fitment and ease of installation in many people’s view.
Looks are also amazing.
Such positive reviews don’t come with complaints and constructive feedback, though.
Among the major complaints are:
- Wrinkles and creases from the packaging which makes the product look cheap.
- Hard installation & not-as-helpful instructions
- Quick wear.
Despite this, the product continues to be worth it for many because it’s an aftermarket product wearing off, not the original seat.
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
As of this writing, there’s a 5-piece, front seat covers 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 any sort of warranty on the product page.
However, reviews show 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.
Alternatives Products to Consider
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.
Another Amazon product with a similar rating profile (3 and a half 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 — but it’d still be a tough sell at $200+.
If you’re a DIYer by nature, have people to help you out or want to protect your original white seats,
But for the rest of us, the decision may be between the easier-to-install Taptes or simply the original OEM seats.