Automotive publication Ward’s AutoWorld has announced the 2014 winners of its annual 10 Best Interiors. Fortunately for us, four of the winning vehicles are available locally.
"This year's list is the most diverse we've ever had, from affordable compacts to ultra-luxury cars such as the Rolls-Royce Wraith," said Ward's AutoWorld editor-in-chief Drew Winter. "In each case, the interior plays a pivotal role in establishing the vehicle's brand character and making it intensely desirable to buyers."
The 10 winners are:
* Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
* Chrysler 200C
* GMC Sierra Denali
* Hyundai Equus Ultimate
* Jeep Cherokee Limited
* Kia Soul
* Mazda 3
* Mercedes-Benz S550
* Rolls-Royce Wraith
* Volkswagen GTI
According to Ward's AutoWorld editors, the all-new Soul has the "grooviest interior" while offering outstanding comfort, space, ergonomics and value.
For the 3, praise was given to its "beautiful interior styling," specifically its carbon-fiber trim, three shades of contrast stitching, head-up display and upscale metallic accents.
As for the S550, its cabin supposedly exudes "richness and style for the tech-savvy driver without being intimidating." The German carmaker's flagship sedan also has a raft of features that only add to its luxuriousness, like the hot-stone massage treatment, built-in pillows for the reclining rear seats, perforated leather, metallic-stained wood trim, and a "double-wide display screen about the size of a billboard."
And then there’s the Wraith and its "high-octane youthful energy" with its rear-hinged suicide doors, Canadel wood paneling, trimmed leather seats, lamb's wool floor mats, monogrammed headrests, and fiber-optic headliner.
Do you agree with the choices?