The anticipated arrival of self-driving cars has automakers rethinking interiors and how they will look and feel in the future, as seen in several concepts exhibited at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Subaru's smallest U.S. model, the Impreza compact car, grows bigger and sleeker for '17. Although its appearance isn't as flashy as competing C-cars like the Civic, it is full of advanced safety and infotainment technology.
Lincoln taps its heritage to bring back the Continental, but the 10th-generation '17 model bears little resemblance to Continentals past. Styling is modern with classic cues while the interior offers command over every driving aid and passenger comfort.
WardsAuto editors evaluated the 40 vehicles in October and November, driving to and from home, work, school, the hardware store and on weekend roadtrips. There is no instrumented testing. Vehicles must have a base price no higher than $62,000 to be eligible.
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.