Hey bro. First of all I think you can swap seats fairly easily. The reason I say is that I had basic manual seats and put type R seats in my car and the airbag light lit but the tech programmed ecu to accept or zero the weight. Honestly these should all be electric but you know Honda is the profit king and it saves them money. The base seats sit too low to support the thighs at all.Considering a Type R. My dealer doesn't have any in stock. My concern is the front seats. A few years ago I test drove a Ford Focus ST with Recaro seats. I'm a large, broad shouldered guy, the seat bolsters stuck me in the shoulder blades. Do we have any big Type R owners? Also, are the Type R seat power adjustable? I love my 2018 EX-L hatch, very comfortable for long road trips so I'm not concerned about legroom or anything else, just the seats.
Also, I've been reading the Naughty Dealer List thread. My salesman, who I've bought two cars from, says MSRP for Type R, not a penny less or a penny more. That's reasonable.