Sports cars are the cream of the crop in terms of performance and design although many offer premium levels of comfort.
Whether you plan on using a sports car as a daily driver, weekend escapes or family adventures, having comfortable seats will make the drive so much better.
We’ll now take a look at 11 sports cars with the most comfortable seats.
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1. Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger, which can be fitted with amazingly soft and smooth nappa leather, offers comfortable seating that can accommodate people of different sizes much better than its direct competitors.
There are 4 main trim levels: SXT, GT, R/T, and SRT. Base pricing ranges from around $33,000 to $90,000.
Each trim comes in various sub-trims, giving prospective car buyers tons of engine options, configurations, and features.
The entry-level SXT trim, with a starting price of $32,695, is the most popular variant of all. It has a 3.6-liter V6 engine (303 horsepower) mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2. Chevrolet Camaro
Taking second place is the Chevrolet Camaro. It can seat up to 4 people quite comfortably thanks to its leather upholstery and heated front seats.
For a sports car, this model comes in at an amazing starting price point of $32,495.
Do not let this fool you. It still performs just as good as any of its higher-priced rivals, thanks to its potent acceleration, sharp handling, and relatively smooth ride.
There are a total of 7 trim levels: 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, LT1, 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1.
The most popular trim is the high-end 2SS (with a starting price of $48,895).
Now in its final production year (for now), a special Collector’s Edition appearance package is offered for certain trims.
3. Nissan 370Z
The Nissan 370Z comes standard with cloth upholstery which is quite comfortable as it is. Upgrading to leather upholstery, heated seating, and Recaro sport seats make it an even comfier ride.
Largely considered to be a car for the car enthusiast, the driving purity and performance output of this model can still appeal to a broader market.
There are 4 trims available: Base, Sport, Sport Touring, and Nismo.
All are equipped with a non-turbocharged 3.7-liter V6 engine that provides 332 horsepower for the Base, Sport, and Sport Touring and 350 horsepower for the top-spec Nismo.
4. Hyundai Veloster N
Coming in as a 3rd runner-up is the Hyundai Veloster N which comes standard with front sport seats and combination cloth and leather upholstery.
This model, currently with a base price of $33,245, is an impressive sport sedan that provides the practicality of traditional cars.
Underneath the hood is a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine (201 horsepower) mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
It is also worth knowing that this model has a cargo capacity of 14.2 cubic feet, a 5.5-inch ground clearance, and 42.3 inches of front legroom.
5. Ford Mustang
The iconic Ford Mustang takes the 5th spot because of how comfortable, supportive, and spacious the seats are. Cloth upholstery is standard but can be upgraded to either synthetic or genuine leather.
There are 5 main trim levels: EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium, and Mach 1. Base pricing ranges from around $29,000 to $57,965.
The most popular variant is the high-end GT Premium which has a starting price tag of $44,760.
There are 2 engine options: a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (310 horsepower) and a 5-liter V8 engine (450 horsepower).
These are mated to either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 10-speed automatic transmission.
6. Lexus LC 500
The dashing Lexus LC 500 not only looks good on the outside but also feels good on the inside. The model comes standard with leather upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable seats that are both heated and ventilated.
If you want to go a step further, you can opt for semi-aniline leather upholstery or front sport seats with partial suede upholstery.
This sharply-designed sports car is made of expert-level cabin design and superior interior materials, making it both sporty and comfortable.
The most recent model year comes in 1 trim level and is powered by a massive non-turbocharged 5-liter V8 that puts out 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque that is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission on a rear-wheel-drive.
Thanks to the Bespoke Build option, the model has the added element of customizability. Upgrades (or revisions) include sport package features, all-weather package features, interior badging, and various interior and exterior colors.
7. Acura TLX Type S
The Acura TLX Type S has top-notch seat comfort primarily due to plush and well-bolstered front seats that are adult-friendly, combined with more than enough headroom and legroom.
Priced at $63,995 (base pricing), this model is considered to be one of the best in today’s market largely due to its robust all-wheel-drive system, comfortable interior, and numerous standard features.
Not only is this car fantastic in terms of performance, pricing, and comfort but it also holds its own in the fuel efficiency department, with the EPA stating that it can achieve up to 21 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
Other comfort-related features include the following:
- GPS-linked climate control
- Heated seating
- Heated steering wheel
- Leather upholstery
- Faux suede seat inserts
8. BMW Z4
The sleek and business-like premium interior of the BMW Z4 is made so much sweeter by standard synthetic leather upholstery and power-adjustable seats. If you want an upgrade, genuine leather upholstery and heated seats are also available.
The BMW Z4 looks absolutely gorgeous (especially with the Thundernight Metallic body color) and gives off a classic roadster experience but with all the modern features and equipment.
There are 2 available trim levels: sDrive30i and M40i. Base pricing ranges from around $54,000 to $66,000.
The sDrive30i is powered by a turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder engine (255 horsepower) while the M40i is fitted with a turbocharged 3-liter 6-cylinder engine (382 horsepower). Both are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
9. Mazda MX-5 Miata
The well-built and minimalist Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2-seater that comes standard with cloth upholstery and manually-adjustable seats. The optional leather upholstery, heated seats, and Recaro sport seats make this sports car even more comfortable.
This sports car is a purist’s delight. It is fun and engaging to drive, surprisingly fuel efficient, and runs smoothly and comfortably on open roads.
There are 3 available trims: Sport, Club, and Grand Touring. Base pricing ranges from around $29,000 to $34,000.
Each is fitted with a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine (181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque) delivering power to the rear wheels through a standard 6-speed manual transmission. An optional 6-speed automatic transmission is also available.
According to the EPA, MX-5 Miata owners can easily achieve 29 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
10. Subaru BRZ
The Subaru BRZ has nicely contoured seats with ample headroom and legroom to comfortably seat even those who are on the taller side. Cloth upholstery is standard but can be upgraded to synthetic leather upholstery.
This model is one of the few performance-oriented cars to prove that people can own an astonishing car for such a (relatively) low price.
With base pricing beginning at $29,615 for the Premium trim and $32,115 for the Limited trim, the BRZ is an enjoyable vehicle with a sweet-sounding engine.
Safety was also a priority for the manufacturer. Our favorite features include:
- Steering responsive headlights
- Blind spot detection
- Reverse automatic braking
There is only a single engine: a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
11. Toyota GR86
The Toyota GR86 is a 4-seater that boasts extremely supportive front seats that are spacious and comfortable. It comes standard with cloth upholstery and available upgrades include leather upholstery and heated front seats.
Critics have dubbed this a “back-to-basics” sports car but in the best possible way.
It has intuitive controls, easy handling dynamics, and fantastic power, speed, and acceleration.
The latest model year comes in 2 main trim levels: Base and Premium. There is also a special trim known as the 10th Anniversary Special Edition. Base pricing ranges from approximately $29,000 to $35,000.
All trims come with a 2.4-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine (228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque).