Now in its ninth year, the Wards 10 Best Interiors list recognizes outstanding achievement in aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, materials usage, fit-and-finish and user-friendliness of displays and controls.
Eight Wards editors based in Southfield, MI, selected the best interiors from a list of 32 nominated vehicles with all-new or significantly improved cabins available in the U.S. There is no price cap for 10 Best Interiors; however, value does play a role.
This year's honorees in alphabetical order are as follows (price listed as tested):
* Bentley Continental GT ($276,730)
* BMW M850i ($119,295)
* Genesis G70 ($44,895)
* Hyundai Santa Fe ($39,905)
* Jeep Gladiator ($51,245)
* Lincoln Nautilus ($67,630)
* Mercedes-Benz A220 ($51,935)
* Nissan Kicks ($23,330)
* Toyota RAV4 ($39,565)
* Volvo V60 ($54,690)
CUVs and SUVs might be all the rage in the U.S. market, but the 2019 Wards 10 Best Interiors list finds several automakers still eager to deliver beautifully executed sedans and coupes with passenger compartments that are sleek, stylish and alluring. The WardsAuto judges were wowed by artfully designed speaker grilles, as well as multicolor ambient lighting found in this year's winners.
"Utility vehicles represent the biggest growth in vehicle sales, and automakers aren't launching as many coupes, sedans and wagons as they have in the past, which makes it remarkable that half the list this year is conventional cars," says Wards Senior Content Director Drew Winter.
"We're proud of a list that includes a $23,330 compact CUV and an ultra-luxury coupe that is 10 times more expensive," Winter says. "They both make the list because they represent meaningful achievement in their respective segments."
The 2019 Wards 10 Best Interiors will be honored in a special ceremony during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 9 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Winning vehicles will be on display. For more information about the day-long conference, visit
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