When shopping for the best car, the interior matters. Whether it be for connectivity or luxury materials on the seats and trim, the models below can't be beat.

In Wards Auto's 2016 "10 Best Interiors" awards released in late April, cars from six luxury brands were showcased for their best-in-class interiors.

It surely is a sad day for Elon Musk as not one of his pricey Tesla (TSLA) - Get Report models were found in the top 10, despite an unusually large amount of brands making the cut. Last year, only three brands were found on the list.

"Wards Auto evaluated all 47 vehicles for aesthetics and design harmony, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish," the publication said. "Infotainment systems were also considered."

And the winners are...

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Editors' pick: Originally published May 18.