Seat Height - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test
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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


Comments

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    This is the one thing about American car manufacturers I can't ever understand. They just don't ever seem to be able to get the seats right!

  • csubowtie csubowtie Posts:

    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?

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    At least you don't have to do a foamectimy like in a Miata...

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    Does "seeing to much hood" go along with all those other alleged errors in car manufacture like visible tyre sidewalls or wheelarch clearance exceeding 2mm? :rolleyes:

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    You are not really that tall though - ? Sounds like the seat and the side bolsters are keeping you from gettin' on ya gangsta lean.

  • speednet speednet Posts:

    To bring the C7 seat all the way down you have to slide it FORWARD first. Then you will get the full downward range. Then, once it is all the way down, you can bring it back again. There are so many false reports out there about tall people not fitting in a C7, and they are all related to the fact that the person making the allegation does not know how to adjust the seat.

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