From a console pad for storing and charging a smartphone to a pickup truck cargo bed that doubles as an audio speaker, WardsAuto editors uncovered a plethora of surprise and delight features during Wards 10 Best UX testing.
The addition of gasoline direct injection provides much of the power and fuel-economy gains by reducing knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. It also raises the compression ratio.
An Alliance of Automobiles Manufacturers official sharply criticized regulators earlier this week, saying a lack of harmonization pushes up vehicle costs, threatens jobs and jeopardizes progress on safety.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.