Why do the new American Sedans don't have the front bench seats anymore when compared to the 1950's till 1970's American Sedans?

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james:
Plenty of reasons. Though I don't know why you specify American sedans, as pretty much all sedans now don't have bench seats, not just American ones. People like the center console, with cup holders and storage space, over the third seat up front. And in some cars the radios are so big now it'd be awkward having someone sit there. Plus plenty of cars sit lower now, meaning the center hump over the transmission is higher into the car, so a third seat there would be straddling it and basically have one foot in the drivers pedals(not safe). Trucks sit higher, so the bench seats lasted longer in trucks, but even new trucks don't really have bench seats anymore. And single seat designs make much more comfortable seats, bench seats are just that, a bench, and most people don't want to drive a bench, they want some sort of comfort and support. And the adjustability is better, a driver can move his/her seat closer to reach the pedals without forcing the other two front row passengers to have their knees shoved in the dash. And single seats recline, where bench seats don't. Also most sedans have the gear shifter right in the middle of the center console(whether automatic or manual). Plenty of other reasons, those are just the ones off the top of my head.
Evelyn:
I don't think any cars have bench seats anymore. An individual seat with a single seat belt is much safer. Also a bench set means no cup holders or arm rests.
Andy:
Most cars aren't big enough anymore to safely seat three people in the front seat. Some pickup still have a split bench seat that can seat three people.
Justsaying:
They don't want 3 in the front seat
JetDoc:
"Full-size" American cars are typically smaller than they were back in the '50's through the '70's, and PEOPLE are typically bigger. A three-passenger front bench seat just wouldn't work in a modern car.

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