Hey amati5 I don't have the power seats neither, so what I did was put some spacers in the front and back of the seats where they mount to the floor, more in the front where it does have a slight lean, and overall about 4" higher. The view is much better when you sit a little higher. I have the se package with the 60/40 bench seat with the transmission shifter on the column, I test drove one with the transmission with the shifter on the floor and thought that is what I wanted, but after one day driving it I found it was more of a inconvenience going through the entire shift pattern from drive to park, just my opinion, as far as leather I would rather the cloth. freeze your *** in the winter and burn it in the summer !!!!!!!