Chevrolet Camaro ($46,095) WINNER

What’s black and white, and red all over? This high-contrast Camaro interior, with crimson ambient lighting. Stunning.

Chevrolet Malibu ($34,285)

Difficult to like a black interior with oddly complex lines, but 2-tone gray color scheme is slightly better.

Chevrolet Volt ($39,850)

Boldly black-and-tan, like a good beer, but manual seat adjustments seem out of place in Premium trim package.

Chrysler Pacifica ($48,455) WINNER

Gorgeous colors, wonderfully trimmed, loaded with safety electronics, active noise control. It doesn’t suck, but Stow ’n Vac does.

Fiat 500X ($31,800)

Well-executed finishes and textures, but navigation screen is tiny and hard to manage, with slow touch-response time.

Ford Focus ($28,045)

Third-generation Sync connectivity represents massive improvement; but rest of interior mostly carries over.

Honda Accord ($35,400)

Competitive interior that needs to push more boundaries; we’re warming to right-side blindspot camera.

Honda Civic ($27,335) WINNER

Excellent seats, great design, with hints of performance and luxury; Civic has really grown up.

Honda HR-V ($26,720)

Cramped second row and cheap dark plastic in center console; certainly not a materials showcase.

Honda Pilot ($47,300)

Excellent access to third row, and adults fit OK back there; good interior that meets most buyer needs.

Hyundai Elantra ($27,710)

Great ADAS and electronics but overall can’t hold a candle to Civic interior. Why are Hyundai interiors going downhill?

Hyundai Tucson ($31,110)

Not inventive or particularly stylish. This could be any CUV from any automaker – not much of a brand statement.