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Best car interiors for 2011


Ward's has announced its “10 Best Interiors” list, which this year includes three economy cars, three luxury brands, a sport sedan, minivan, SUV and family sedan

Ward’s editors drove 51 vehicles that were all-new or featured significantly upgraded interiors in determining the 2011 winners. They are:

Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter says, "Auto makers are so focused on the smallest details that it’s hard to find a bad interior these days. Still, some are better than others, and we’re recognizing the best of the best.”

Highlights of the interiors include the high-gloss wood on seat backs and suede inserts on the door panels of the Audi A8; tasteful colour scheme and ample space in the BMW X3; high-grade plastics and noise reduction in the Cruze; blazing red one-piece matte-finish metallic dashboard in the Charger; navigation system and moonroof in the Focus Titanium; the multitude of storage compartments in the Honda Odyssey; the "curvaceous sensuality" of the Hyundai Elantra's instrument panel; rich materials in the Grand Cherokee; fine finish and panoramic sunroof of the Kia Optima; the "sexy" and sleek head restraints of the Volvo S60.

Auto Trader New Zealand