a bit of both, its nice having small bolsters, in my escape they were fairly flat. It was an observation vs what I was in before. Everyones perspective will be difference based on their past experiencesYou mention you like the seats? Are you referring to comfort or looks? I test drove a Touring earlier this week. When I got back in my '05 Acura TL, I noticed pretty quickly the TL driver seat was better. The Civic Touring driver seat does not have a power lumbar, which I find a big negative for a car costing upwards of $30K!