Best Under the Seat Powered Subwoofers & Subwoofer Boxes

Sometimes we just don’t have enough room in our trunk or don’t have a trunk at all, that’s where having and the best under seat subwoofers come into play. Subwoofer and speakers under your car seat are perfect for sound systems. There are tons of great options to choose from when you don’t have a trunk or want to use your trunk. By placing it under your seat, it works like a subwoofer in the trunk because it’s mainly enclosed under there. Let’s take a look at some of top selling under the seat car subwoofers that perform with great quality sound. (click here custom under seat boxes only)

Guide for Best Under the seat Subwoofers for Cars and Trucks


Kenwood Car Under Seat Super Slim Powered Subwoofer Aluminum Enclosed

Kicker Hideaway Compact Powered Sub

Kenwood KSC-SW11 Compact Powered Enclosed Subwoofer

SSL LOPRO8 Amplified Subwoofer System 8-inch 600-watt

BOSS Audio BASS800 Amplified Subwoofer System 8-inch 800-watt

Rockville RW10CA 10" 800 Watts Peak/200 Watts RMS Slim Powered/Active Sealed Car Subwoofer With Bass Remote

How to choose Subwoofer for under car seat

It’s only important before purchasing a subwoofer or under set subwoofer box to check how much room you’re working with under. It’s your safest bet to take 5 minutes of your time to measure the areas to ensure yourself how much room you actually have. About 99% of the time theses custom under the seat subwoofer box do fit but why risk that 1% when you can check the measurements yourself with a tape measure. That way you can get an idea of how big of a subwoofer you can get as well.

Subs under seat sound just as good as in trunk?

Yes, they do sound just as good. How it works is when a subwoofer is enclosed and has walls to bounce its bass off of. Having your subwoofer in a tight semi-enclosed space like under your seat it’s going to sound really good. More than likely you’re not going to fit a 12 or 15 inch subwoofer under there but can easily fit some high quality 8in or 10in subwoofers without a problem. It’s very common for people who have trucks and car with subwoofers under there seats. Some people rather not fill there trunk with a huge box because they need it for other reasons.

Types of under seat subwoofers

Keep in mind when you are in the search for a subwoofer that you can get two different types.

First, we have just a plain subwoofer box that will connect to your amplifier just like any other sound system on the market. These are for people who are looking to buy or have an amplifier already.

Next, you have the “powered subwoofer” that it has a built in amplifier that will power itself. These are very useful and easy to install yourself even if you don’t know what you’re doing. They sound great and there’s plenty on the market with great reviews from people who have bought and tested them under their seats.  So if you don’t have an enough and just looking to add some good bass, then this is route I would suggest taking.

Average subwoofer size for under seat

Most common subwoofer sizes that can be placed under your car/truck seat are the 8inch and 10inch. They fit easy while they produce the quality bass the size and price. Like I mentioned earlier I would measure to see how much you have because it’s is possible to fit a 12inch subwoofer under the seat in some vehicles.

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