Just in time for next month’s interiors conference, WardsAuto has released its annual list of the “10 Best Interiors.” Unlike last year’s list, which featured the Rolls-Royce Wraith and Mercedes-Benz S550, every car that made the cut is affordable.
In a press release, WardsAuto explains:
While last year’s winners included four vehicles priced above $68,000, such as the $372,800 Rolls-Royce Wraith, the 2015 class is downright proletarian: The most expensive interior honored comes in a top-of-the-line version of the all-new Mercedes C-Class sedan, priced at $65,000 with all-wheel drive and a 329-hp bi-turbo V-6.
“It’s important that great interiors be available in every class of vehicle, not just luxury models that most consumers will never be able to afford,” says WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter.
“In this year’s competition, we saw a lot of evidence that automakers are thinking creatively about interiors and putting a lot of design horsepower into not just luxury vehicles, but pickups, minivans and family sedans. And they are investing more in high-quality trim materials, electronic features and other details that will surprise and delight shoppers,” Winter says. [read more]
The 10 winners — listed below in alphabetical order — were selected from a pool of 42 vehicles driven by WardsAuto editors who scored and ranked them based on ergonomics, driver information, fit-and-finish, materials, value, safety, comfort and design harmony.
- 2014 BMW i3
- 2015 300C Platinum
- 2015 F-150 King Ranch
- 2015 GMC Canyon SLT
- 2015 Fit EX-L
- 2015 Jeep Renegade Limited
- 2015 Kia Sedona SXL
- 2016 Mazda6 Grand Touring
- 2015 Mercedes C400
- 2015 Nissan Murano SL
The winners will be honored at next month’s WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, Michigan. For interior photos, as well as a detailed explanation of why WardsAuto selected these 10 models, see the “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors” web page.