Chosen from a field of 40 all-new or significantly improved interiors, Wards Auto, a US-based organization that’s been covering the automotive industry for over 80 years has revealed the 2018’s 10 Best Interiors.
With no price cap rule, these 10 vehicles bested all others based on the following criteria: aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, materials usage, fit and finish, and user-friendliness.
- Chevrolet Equinox Premier 2.0T
- Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD
- Infiniti QX50 Essential AWD
- Kia Stinger GT1 AWD
- Lexus LS 500 AWD
- Lincoln Navigator 4x4 Black Label
- Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
- RAM 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4x4
- Range Rover Velar First Edition
- Toyota Camry XSE V6
In addition, carmakers are now “treating passenger compartments more like dazzling concepts than mainstream production cars and trucks”, Wards reports. Some of the nominees had all-digital instrument clusters, clever storage spaces including one that can both measure and preserve caught fish.
A big highlight among the winners (literally) is the Hyundai Kona which Wards praised for using color to give it a “hipster’s playground” vibe. Aside from the neon lime treatment, Hyundai’s small SUV got praises for its high-definition heads-up display and simplified center stack design.