The American publication Wards Auto has compiled a 2012 Top 10 Best Car Interiors. The top 10 winners are: Audi A7, Chevrolet Aveo / Sonic, Chrysler 300 Luxury, Dodge Dart, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Azera, Infiniti JX, Mazda CX-5, Range Rover Evoque, Volkswagen Beetle.
Again this year, the American publication Wards Auto has compiled a list of best car interiors. The judges had examined the interior of 40 new cars. They made a list of the top 10 car interiors, wanting to emphasize that all the major automakers have made great progress in the quality and design.
The jury noted ergonomics, material selection, the total value of equipment and design. Last but not least was evaluated the ease with which multimedia interface communicates with the user.
Drew Winter, editor at Wards Auto, said: “We have analyzed a variety of car interiors this year and it is clear to us that automakers make efforts in developing the best. We have encountered nice drawn passenger areas, well equipped and extremely comfortable .”
The top 10 of the American publication includes several models sold only on the U.S. auto-market, but they do have a European or Asian corresponding.
Best car interiors in 2012
We think that the new BMW 5 Series deserves a place in the 2012 top 10 best car interiors, but without further ado here are the best car interiors:
The German model looks much more expensive than it actually costs, at least that is the opinion of Wards Auto journalists, which granted important points for the soft materials and user interaction.
Chrysler 300 Luxury
The Americans claim that the model borrows from the refinement of its European brother – Lancia Thema. The judges praised the Poltrona Frau leather, the fine wood inserts and the possibility to personalize the car interior. The judges went even so far as to declare: “If Bentley would sold an affordable price sedan, it would look like 300 Luxury”[sic].
In the case of the second model from the Chrysler Group, the journalists declared that the car sets out a well designed, extremely well equipped and very stylish approach.
The subcompact model is characterized by the perfect use of space, with many storage areas. Aveo proves that a cheap car shouldn’t look accordingly.
For one of the cheapest cars in the top, Hyundai Accent impresses by the attention to detail. The strong points are: leather steering wheel, lines of the dashboard instruments and the center console.
It is a mid-range model that is sold only in the United States. The sedan impressed journalists by the quality offered at an affordable price.
The freshly released crossover impresses by its highly functional interior, easily rear seats folding and the quality feeling of the dashboard.
Exposed at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and it’s available only for the U.S. market, Infiniti JX impressed with the carefully designed interior. The premium wood combines nicely with sumptuous leather and carefully polished aluminum.
The British crossover couldn’t miss from a top 10 best car interiors. Evoque won the judge’s hearts with the versatility offered to the five passengers with premium items. The same jury notes that the car interior is at same time premium and robust.
The successor of old Käfer made a good impression in America. Although it has lost the flower vase from previous generation, the new Beetle has won more customers due to mixing the new technology with aspects familiar to the public from the old Käfer. The jury also claims that the car comes with innovative features such as the elastic used as a pocket on the lower side doors [sic] – sorry… but didn’t the old VW Beetle generation had the same thing!?