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) 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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Wards said it was most impressed with this car's infotainment system.
Wards touted the BMW car's tech advances, including an improved iDrive system with gesture control.
"Caddy's new XT5 received high marks for luxurious and high-quality materials," Wards said about the General Motors (GM) made ride.
Wards said the Camaro made the list "thanks to soft materials, heated and cooled front seats and ambient lighting."
This new minivan is perfect for vacations as, according to Wards, it features "clever storage solutions."
This car's interior is impressive and affordable.
Wards praised Toyota's (TM) Lexus brand for its 20 years of setting the bar high when it comes to interiors.
This car features "outstanding tech" and "roomy front seats," Wards said.
The Nissan Maxima is another affordable car compared to others on the list.
This model also was Wards' "2016 Motor Trend SUV of the Year."
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