The SE model, new for 2016 gets the SofTex treatment in front and back. SofTex is durable like leather and looks something like it — even mimics some of leather’s qualities: The high breathability and thermal qualities of the stuff (thermoplastic polyurethane) let the material run cooler because it reflects infrared rays. It breathes, too – albeit slowly – unlike non-porous vinyl, which can turn a driver’s back into a stream of sweat. Toyota suggests SofTex even surpasses natural leather in “seam fatigue,” abrasion, cracking and scratch tests. If anyone figures out a way to make it smell like leather, herds of cows will suddenly sigh with relief.