2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Seat Height

December 18, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

When I drive, I usually prefer to slam the seat down to the deck. This is especially true with sports cars. In our 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray, though, I'm limited.

The driver seat in the Corvette only goes so far. I could stand another two inches of travel in seat height. Instead, I feel like I'm sitting far too tall. There's plenty of headroom, that's not the issue.

For my tastes, I feel like I'm seeing too much of the hood and the gauges and steering wheel seem like they're angled too low. As a result, I don't feel like I'm hunkered down in the cabin and maybe even just a bit disconnected from the road.

I also found the side bolsters a bit too aggressive in the shoulder area. It's not as exaggerated as the Recaros that were in our Focus ST, but they do force my shoulders into a slight slouch.

Otherwise, the car is a hoot to drive, and that's what really matters.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 5,601 miles

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By csubowtie
on 12/18/13
12:02 PM PST

So you're complaining about not sitting close enough to the ground, in a Corvette? And you think this because you can see adequately out the windows, and in spite of the fact that you have plenty of headroom?

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