Which sports cars have the most interior space?

I'm 6 feet 2 inches tall and a Corvette is too small.

Carl M., Lancaster, Calif.

Six-foot-2 is tall but not NBA territory, so there should be other sports cars that can accommodate you. Unfortunately, what manufacturers list on paper may not translate into adequate space for someone your height. Chevrolet, for example, says the Corvette has a generous 43.1 inches of front legroom (more than most cars), though it's skimpy on headroom at 37.7 inches.

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One suggestion is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Hyundai claims 44.1 inches of front legroom and 39.2 inches of headroom. Though the Porsche Boxster is smaller on paper with 42.6 inches of legroom and 38.6 of headroom, in our experiences the driver's seat goes back far enough for someone like Shaquille O'Neal. Ditto the 911.

We could list more examples, and you could find more still by scrolling through the specifications for individual models in the Cars.com Research section. The real proof will be in how well you fit, not how much room the manufacturers claim, based on seat comfort, pedal placement, steering wheel position and other factors. You didn't say where the Corvette comes up short, but if you're considering a hardtop bear in mind that a sunroof will steal an inch or two of headroom. Going without the sunroof might help.

Perhaps taller readers can recommend sports cars that have the room you need.

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Answered by Rick Popely on March 6, 2013 in What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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