Need help deciding if the Avocado or Saatva mattress is right for you? Learn everything you need to know to make the right decision in our Avocado vs Saatva mattress comparison.
Avocado and Saatva are leading luxury mattress brands that balance high-quality construction with competitive prices. Avocado is known for their all-natural, eco-friendly mattresses and Saatva for their wide range of beds that include latex, hybrid, innerspring, airbed, and memory foam mattresses.
In this review, we’re going to compare the flagship Avocado Green mattress with the Saatva Classic. These hybrid mattresses each come in multiple firmnesses, yet their unique materials make them better for different sleepers. Find out which one is best for you as we review their similarities and differences, price points, and how they performed at the Mattress Advisor lab.
Eco-friendly hybrid offering good back support
Medium-firm to firm: 7/10 (6/10 with European pillow-top option)
Natural latex and innerspring
25-year limited warranty
Customizable luxury hybrid mattress
Hybrid: coil on coil and memory foam with euro pillow-top
15-year limited warranty
Both Avocado and Saatva beds are available in two thicknesses. The standard Avocado mattress is 11” with a firm feel. The 13” model includes a seamless pillow top ($300-$600 extra) for a touch of softness.
There is no difference between the feel of the 11.5” and 14.5” Saatva mattresses. The thickness simply influences your final bed height.
|Thickness||11” or 13”||11.5” or 14.5”|
|Twin||38” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||38” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Saatva and Avocado have similar price points. The Avocado costs just $100 more for a queen-size mattress.
Keep in mind that these prices are for the standard Avocado mattress. With the optional pillow top, the Avocado mattress costs $300–$600 more than what’s shown below.
The Avocado and Saatva mattresses have distinct materials that create unique sleeping experiences. While both utilize steel coils for their support systems, the upper layers are made from different materials.
The Avocado mattress is an eco-friendly bed that utilizes latex foam rather than traditional foam in its upper layers. Latex doesn’t conform to the body the same way that other foams do, but rather provides a floating sensation with an almost bouncy feel. The standard Avocado Green mattress delivers firm support. With the additional pillow top you’ll experience a medium-firm feel.
The Saatva Classic’s top layers include both soft polyfoam and contouring memory foam. These layers provide the pressure-relieving cushion that you’d expect from a hybrid foam mattress. The luxury soft has a deep hugging feel, the luxury firm a balanced foam feel, and the firm a sensation of sleeping “on” the mattress surface.
The Avocado Green mattress is a latex hybrid mattress made from 100% natural materials. It comes in firm or medium-firm. The difference is that the medium-firm has an additional 2” latex Euro top.
Saatva is a luxury hybrid mattress that comes in three firmness levels: plush soft, luxury firm, and firm. Opt for the plush soft for added cushion at pressure points, the luxury firm for a balanced feel, or the firm if you prefer your mattress firmer than most.
Let’s take a look at how each of these beds performed when we put them to our 14-point evaluation and testing process.
Learn more about how we test mattresses in our Review Process.
|Motion Transfer Test||6.25||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||7.5||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||7||6.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||8||7|
We tested each of these beds to determine how well they limited motion transfer. The Saatva earned a 7.5/10, a score that is sufficient for most couples who share the bed. The Avocado earned just a 6.25/10, which tells you that you’re likely to feel every move your partner makes—not ideal for a restful night’s sleep.
Some people need a mattress with supportive edges. If you use the edge of the bed as a seat for getting ready in the morning, or if you spread out to gain some personal space, you’ll likely prefer a bed with solid edge support.
The Saatva scored an 8.5/10 in our edge support evaluation, a great score for couples who like to spread out. The Avocado earned a 7.5/10—not a horrible performance, but when combined with its mediocre motion transfer score above, we recommend couples opt for the Saatva over the Avocado.
Responsiveness is a term used to describe how quickly a mattress adjusts to your movements. A responsive mattress is easy to move around on, while a non-responsive bed can make you feel stuck.
The Avocado earned an impressive 8/10 in our responsiveness test, so sleepers who toss and turn can do so with ease. As both innerspring and latex and pretty responsive materials, it didn’t surprise us that this latex hybrid quickly adapts to movements. The Saatva scored a slightly lower 7.5/10, so it’s not quite as good for people who move around a lot at night.
The Avocado is an organic mattress great for the eco-conscious consumer. Its medium-firm to firm feel is best for back and stomach sleepers. The Saatva is a foam and spring hybrid bed with a more traditional conforming feel and three firmness levels that suit every sleeping position.