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Sealy 2017 Mattress Comparison Guide

By The Mattress Nerd

As you may have noticed, it’s difficult to comparison shop for mattresses between retailers because they often have different names for what seems to be the same exact mattress. Or, the retailer will claim their mattress is an exclusive, or their model has some feature that nobody else has that makes it different. How then will you take advantage of the price match guarantees that so many places offer? We’re here to help!

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Mattresses are sold under different names at different retailers, and Sealy is no exception. This can make it difficult to comparison shop a mattress you liked from one retailer at other retailers. It is especially difficult to make these comparisons when the retailer doesn’t list the specs of the mattress on their website. This is a guide to compare the models of Sealy mattresses that came out in 2017.

Sealy has a few different lineups. In the past, they had the “Sealy brand” lineup and then the “Posturepedic” lineup. This year, they seem to be moving away from that. Now, the mattresses are all “Sealy,” but the higher end ones (in the Performance and Premier collections) now say “with Posturepedic technology.”

Have you considered an online brand?  Here are some of our favorites, or if you’d prefer scroll down to view the comparison chart.

Editors' Picks

Bang for the Buck

Leesa

Best Sleep Quality

Sapira

Our Top 10

As you compare names in the following chart, keep a couple things in mind.

  • Make sure you’re comparing prices for the same size and whether or not a boxspring is included
  • The mattresses might not be completely identical. Sometimes a retailer will have a negligible difference in the mattress, like a different cover, to claim it’s a different mattress

Sealy 2017 comparison chart

LineupUS MattressAmazonMacy'sSears
EssentialBale Firm-Blue Arbor Firm-
Castra FirmEssentials 8.5 inch firm--
Seward FirmEssentials 10" firmRustic Pass Firm-
Seward PlushEssentials 10.5" Plush--
Townhouse Cushion FirmEssentials 11" Cushion Firm-Cavell Cushion Firm
Townhouse Plush EurotopEssentials 11.5" Plush Eurotop--
Townhouse Plush PillowtopEssentials 13" Plush Pillowtop--
PerformanceSanta Paula Cushion FirmPerformance 12" Cushion FirmChase PointeKenney Firm
Santa Paula PlushPerformance 12" Plush--
Santa Paula Cushion Firm Eurotop--Kenney Cushion Firm Eurotop
Santa Paula Plush EurotopPerformance 13" Plush Eurotop--
Santa Paula Cushion Firm Pillowtop---
Santa Paula Plush Pillowtop---
Mountain Ridge Firm-Lawson Cushion FirmBenish Firm
Mountain Ridge Plush-Lawson Plush-
Mountain Ridge Cushion Firm Eurotop--Benish Cushion Firm Eurotop
Mountain Ridge Plush Eurotop---
Mountain Ridge Cushion Firm Pillowtop-Lawson Cushion Firm PillowtopMcCann Firm Pillowtop
Mountain Ridge Plush Pillowtop-Lawson Plush PillowtopMcCann Plush Pillowtop
Cooper Mountain FirmPerformance 12.5" FirmShore Drive Extra FirmDolby Ultra Firm
Cooper Mountain Cushion Firm--Dolby Cushion Firm
Cooper Mountain Plush--Dolby Plush
Cooper Mountain Cushion Firm Pillowtop-Shore Drive Cushion Firm PillowtopDolby Cushion Firm Pillowtop
Cooper Mountain Plush PillowtopPerformance 13.5" Plush pillowtopShore Drive Plush PillowtopDolby Plush Pillowtop
PremiumWarrenville Cushion Firm--Goldrick Cushion Firm
Warrenville Plush---
Warrenville Cushion Firm Pillowtop--Goldrick Firm Pillowtop
Warrenville Plush PillowtopPremium 14" Plush Pillowtop-Goldrick Cushion Firm Pillowtop
Barrett Court Ultra Firm--Rosati Ultra Firm
Barrett Court Cushion Firm---
Barrett Court Plush--Rosati Plush
Barrett Court Cushion Firm Pillowtop---
Barrett Court Plush Pillowtop--Rosati Plush Pillowtop

If the model you were looking for isn’t on the chart, contact me through the form on my Comparison Shopping page with the details of what you saw, or leave a comment below.

Comparison to last year’s models

If you’re comparing to models that came out in 2015, keep a few things in mind.

  • The Essentials collection was what they used to call “Sealy Brand” or the “Non-Posturepedic” Sealys.
  • The Performance collection is roughly equivalent in quality to the previous year’s “Posturepedic Plus” lineup
  • The Premium collection is replacing the “Posturepedic Select” lineup from before.

This year, they changed the coil system in the mattresses. They’re using more coils than before, but they’re shaped differently, so it’s not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison.

SEALY 2017 REVIEW

Every mattress company on the planet works every year to build a mattress that moves ever closer to delivering a perfect night’s sleep. Sealy is no different in that chase. Sealy’s 2017 offerings are upgrades from the 2015 models with different names but improved coil structures.

The 2015 versions have also been renamed: Sealy Brand or Non-Posturepedic is now Essentials. The Posturepedic Plus is now Performance. The Posturepedic Select is now Premium. All three collections include some combination of (1) thin comfort layers using poly or gel foam combined with increasingly luxe fabric covers and (2) an improved base layer of pocket coils.

One rule of thumb about the chart, Amazon will list the Sealy options using the same designations: Essentials, Performance or Premium. They will not offer as many firmness options, but at least you know the Sealy apple compares favorably to the Amazon apple.

Keep in mind that the higher end versions, regardless of the “line,” will include the “Posturepedic” technology. Sealy’s innovation specifically offers more support where most bodies are heaviest—in the center. It is meant to keep that heavier part to keep your spine aligned. That doesn’t guarantee better contouring from head to toe, but it does give you that firm support where you need it most.

Traditionally, Sealy has offered economical options to the masses that are consistently known for a firm and bouncy feel. After developing the posturepedic technology, it also offered a sturdier version less likely to prematurely begin sagging in the middle since the middle was reinforced.

When you’re a national player in the mattress retail world like Sealy is, you have to reinvent your mattresses every once in a while. That is what Sealy has done here for 2017. The fact that the mattresses are affordable and easy to find at retailers across the country is a major draw.

 

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  1. I purchased a Sealy PP mattress through Sears. It is identified as Lynnview Firm model 51900140 (full size) manufactured in 2016, and trying if identify it closest to the Sealy main page on-line to mattress type. Not really happy with it and since my Sears store closed in my community I feel stuck with it. It sags after a few months of use and truly not comfortable.

  2. Macy’s told me that they have the Sealy Kedvale going on sale in a few days. The Lawson Cushion will be going off-sale. They told me that they’re the exact same mattress, except with a different pattern and for $100 less, because federal regulations require that a store only sell a given mattress model for a certain number of days each year. The Kedvale, supposedly, is just the Lawson Cushion with a different pattern on top.

    Is this true?

    Thank you!

    • There is no federal law saying that a store can only sell a given mattress model for a certain number of days per year. That’s a lie.

      However, there are FTC regulations that say you can’t keep a mattress at a “sale price” year round. You can’t say, for example, that a mattress is “normally” $2200, but it’s “on sale” for $990 all the time.

      So, Macy’s uses a loophole that they have 2 models that are functionally the same but cosmetically different, both at a “regular” price of say $2200, but on sale for $990, and they just trade off which model is on sale. They only really show the version currently on sale, and never sell the “full price” one.

  3. We purchased a Sealy Camerino hybrid mattress about 7 months ago. The bed has started collapsing in the middle. Sealy is going to honor the warranty and we can pick out a new mattress. I am trying to figure out what mattress will be comparable and not have a problem with a sagging middle. Any suggestions?

  4. I’ve decided to get a queen mattress & foundation from Costco because of their excellent return policy. I’ve narrowed it down to these four: Kirkland Signature by Stearns and Foster Hope Bay ($899.99); Sealy Premium River Terrace Cushion Firm ($899.99); Sealy Sunset Ridge Hybrid Cushion Firm ($749.99), and; Sealy Posturepedic Response Premium West Salem Cushion Firm (to which I’d add my own mattress topper ($699.99). What are your thoughts on these? How would you order them from firmest to softest?

    • I haven’t tried out how each of them feel, so I can’t compare the firmness, and in any case, you may disagree with my ratings even if I did rank them.

      When I worked in a store, I would often come to a different conclusion than my customers on how firm a mattress is, because our bodies were shaped differently. One mattress with a lot of firm, dense foam would feel softer to me than a mattress with a little bit of soft foam, because I was heavy enough to go through either foam layer and hit the coils. A lighter, skinnier customer would only feel the firmness of the foam layer, and not really engage the coils at all.

      So it really comes down to how the mattress personally feels to you. That’s the main downside about Costco. They don’t make it easy to try out the mattresses before buying. (Of course, the upside of the lower price and good return policy make up for that)

    • I have no idea. Those model numbers are specific to the store you got it from.

      But, you have the mattress. You should be able to tell very easily whether it’s innerspring or memory foam.

  5. Just got the Sealy Sunset Ridge Hybrid Queen mattress and it’s extremely comfortable. Been enjoying it a lot. Great for the price at Costco, too. I was skeptical when I first bought it since there were very few feedback regarding the mattress, but I went ahead and purchased it due to Costco’s return policy. However, I don’t see myself returning this mattress ever.

  6. Is the “Response” mattress part of the Premium collection, Essential collection, or Performance collection

    • You have it backwards.

      The Premium, Essential, and Performance collections are all part of the “Response” lineup.

  7. We are staying with friends and they have a Sealy Posturepedic Napolean pillow top. We love it. Would you advise what may be an equivalent mattress? Thanks for your help.

  8. Dear Sir: Thank you for this very useful website. I hope you make some money on it. We have an opportunity to inherit a great condition Sealy Posturepedic Camerino Cushion Firm Queen Bed. My husband wants me to find the same one and price them new to see if it pays us to move it across country. Would you be able to tell me what the equivalent is I can’t seem to find anyone selling this name. I noticed Costco was on the 2015 list but not on the 2017. Does that mean they no longer carry Sealy?
    Thanks for your help with both questions.

    • Costco still carries Sealy. They just recently started carrying the 2017 models and I haven’t gotten around to updating my chart yet.

  9. Can you tell me which Sealy mattress is equivalent to Costco’s Sealy Response Premium Performance Ridge Crest Firm Queen Mattress? I would like to try the mattress in a store. I live in Cerritos, CA 90703. Please advise with a store location where I can test the mattress most comparible to the one sold in Costco.

  10. Can you tell me which Sealy mattress in Sears or Macy’s is equivalent to Costco’s Sealy Response Premium Ridge Crest cushion firm queen? I would like to try the mattress out in a store and US Mattress listed above seems to have stores located only in Michigan. I am in Northern NJ. Thank you for the help.

  11. Any idea on how firm this mattress would be, or have there been any reviews at all? Sealy Response Premium Performance Ridge Crest Firm. It’s sold by Costco so I don’t think any ‘major’ mattress chains would have it. I’m sorta like Goldilocks when it comes to a firm mattress… not too plush, not too firm…

  12. Hello there, I am looking for the same mattress the JW Marriott uses. It is called the Sealy Posturepedic Artesia HD cushion firm. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you for the help!

  13. I bought a Sealy Posturepedic Response Mattress. Problem is the seller cant tell me what I really have.
    Model # is 52189261 Trusting King. What exactly is that mattress.

  14. what would be the comfort rating on the Barret court plush, plush pillowtop, and cushion firm and cushion firm pillowtop? the link no longer works to read them on US matress! Thanks I’m trying to compare shop to Costco line thanks!!

  15. Last year we bought a Sealy Posturepedic Plus Series Ashton Cushion Firm. On your 2016 page I think it was listed as comparable to a Warrenville Cushion Firm Mattress. What is the new 2017 Costco name for the Ashton Cushion Firm?

  16. Hi I’d like to find out about the comparative quality of the Sealy West Samem Mattress. Do you have anything to say about it?
    Thank you.

    Bill Seery

  17. Could you give me details on the Sealy Posturpedic – Haskins, cush firm EPT and the Simmons Beautyrest Seaport Mixt Lux Firm EPtop

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