I am a larger man at 6'2" and I find that the Cobalt has the best leg room of compact cars. The Cobalt also offers a quiet ride and very good stability. We owned a 2005 Focus SES and this is hands down a better car and it is less "tinny". The power is decent and it offers a full compliment of standard features for a decent price. We paid $11,500 w/ only 13,500 miles on it.
Body styling and leg room were great. I have 2 teenage girls who sat fine in the back without hunching over. Drivers seat and passenger seats were both supportive and comfortable (one of the first things we noticed. Girls noticed support of the rear seats.
Come out with the SS supercharger already! Maybe a little lower to the ground.