If you want a car with nice amenities you have to pay for it from the moment you buy your car, right? Not necessarily. There are tons of aftermarket accessories out there for your car that can mimic some of the better features you can buy from the manufacturer. There are Bluetooth receivers for streaming music and taking calls, aftermarket head up display systems, and heated seat cushions to help keep you warm in the wintertime.

When you buy a new car, heated seats are something that can add a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars to the overall price of the car, especially if bundled in a package with a lot of other technology and amenities. This means that being able to find an accessory for your car that does essentially the same thing for less than $20 is pretty smart. While the heated seating cushions below won’t be integrated right into the seat of your car, they will keep your backside warm when the temperature drops. Many seat cushions are soft and can actually add to the comfort of your car’s seat as well. Don't get bent out of shape if you chose a car without heated seats, you can still have this amenity for the cost of a cheap dinner. 

Wagan Heated Seat Cushion with Lumbar Support

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The Wagan Heated Seat Cushion with lumbar support is one of the best options out there for under $20. It features a soft velour and polyester material with plenty of padding. The seating cushion has two settings, the highest of which gets all the way up to 114 degrees Fahrenheit. The lumbar support of the cushion also makes driving long distances easier. One thing we like about this seating cushion is that the whole thing heats up as opposed to other versions that just warm your lower extremities.

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Zone Tech Heated Car Seat Cushion

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The Zone Tech Heated Car Seat Cushion isn’t as large or as powerful as the Wagan cushion, but if you just want something that heats the lower portion of your seat, it’s an excellent option. It features a high and low temperature control, and it can be easily removed from the car and taken into the office with you if you’d like. The Zone Tech cushion is supposed to provide even, soothing heat that can help tired and sore muscles feel better by improving circulation while you sit. Have a tough week at the gym? This is the heating cushion for you.

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Zento Deals Car Heated Seat Cushion

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Looking for something a little cheaper than the Zone Tech heating pad and don’t want the full-body heating that the Wagan cushion offers? Check out the Zento Deals Car Heated Seat Cushion. This cushion is very similar to the Zone Tech product but just a couple dollars cheaper. You can use it in the car, in the office, or at home, and like the other units on this list, it features high and low settings for its heating levels. If you want a simple and easy to use cushion this might be the perfect option.

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