Wow... I haven't been here for awhile... I just came back from Korea a few days ago. I guess it's great that there are more options out there now.
I still have a couple set of headrests for '16 Touring in Black & a set for '13-15 GT in Sand... that's all I have left. I know you can get them cheaper now, but you'll still have to wait for a few weeks... therefore I'm letting them go for $180 shipped per set for '16 Touring in Black & $170 shipped for '13-15 GT in Sand. You'll get the headrests within 3 days or so (depending on your mailman I guess... LOL) after payment is sent. If anyone is interested, please PM me.
I'll be traveling again (domestic this time) by end of next week, so let me know ASAP. Thanks.
P.S. Sorry, I'll only ship within USA.
Unless you can travel to Asia or Europe and get the JDM headrests from the Mazda dealer there, the best way to get them in the US is from JapanParts.com or Impex from Japan. The shipping would make big difference on price and JapanParts seem to offer more reliable service but more expensive on shipping.
The shape looks different, which means there's a new part number for 2017 headrest. Only black leather could match on material and color, but others all have been changed and they won't match. I believe you can put the old one on, but you may see some fit issues with bigger gaps.Anyone know if we can transfer these over to the 2017 model? Guess I can check once I get my '17 and see if they fit and if the color matches.
The shape looks different, which means there's a new part number for 2017 headrest. Only black leather could match on material and color, but others all have been changed and they won't match. I believe you can put the old one on, but you may see some fit issues with bigger gaps.
Thanks for the info. While 1st-gen CX-5 rear headrest should be able to fit into the holes on 2017 CX-5 with the posts, but the shapes between the two definitely are different.Yrwei, my '17 is black leather and they fit perfect. The only difference is the stitching color has changed slightly. It is more orange than red in the '17 GT.
Would you mind to show us some comparison pictures? Do the US rear headrests look the same as JDM's for 2017?Yrwei, my '17 is black leather and they fit perfect. The only difference is the stitching color has changed slightly. It is more orange than red in the '17 GT.
They look better than the US versions, but still appear to block too much back window...
Well there's no way around that completely unless you remove them - and you can! - but the Jpn rear headrests ARE much better. I didn't think they would be, but they made a huge difference for me (coming from a Forester, which has exceptional visibility) and my kids are short enough that they're still effective.
Are you referring to the 2017 Japanese headrests in your US 2016 or the 2016 Japanese headrests in your US 2016? I'm picking my 2016.5 up shortly and am strongly considering ordering Japanese headrests, trying to figure out whether to get the 2017 version (since it apparently fits in the 2016?) or the 2016 version. I don't often have backseat passengers but when I do I'd like them to be as comfortable as possible, the 2017 version looks like it has better cushioning, and while it's not as low profile as the Japanese 2016, it is still better than the 2016 US version.