Is there a word for the front seats in a car? I can think of "the driver's seat" for the driver's seat, and "first row of the car" to refer to the front seats, but it's an awkward phrase, so I am wondering if there are better alternatives. I can't really think of one.
Yes, from MW,
the front seat of a vehicle (such as a car) where a passenger sits
While passengers could also sit in the back seats, if you use the term "passenger seat" it (at least in the US) it always means the front seat that is not the drivers seat. So much so that the sides of a car are called "drivers side" and "passenger side".