Acura MDX ($56,505)

Faux-wood trim a turn-off, but build quality is excellent and third row is reasonably comfortable.

Audi A3 ($43,540)

Probably the nicest of Germany’s new entry-lux cars. Dash-mounted vents resembling jet engines a nice touch.

Audi SQ5 ($61,420) 

Carbon-fiber trim on center console and instrument panel shine as if plugged in. Beautiful high-def nav map, too.

Bentley Flying Spur ($230,665)  

The kind of interior you should bring home to meet your mother.

BMW M235i  ($46,575)

A blast to drive, for sure. But it’s expensive, and interior doesn’t sell the car.

BMW X5 ($88,475)

Fabulous ambient lighting a selling point, but third-row seat should deploy electrically at this price.

Cadillac CTS Vsport ($59,995)

Compelling black-and-blue color scheme, but three backseat occupants need three head restraints.

Cadillac ELR ($82,135)

Handsome instrumentation and carbon-fiber, metallic and suede-like trim, but price is problematic.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ($71,960) 

Clearly the best ’Vette interior yet, and did anyone notice the brow shaped like a stingray atop instrument cluster?

Chevrolet Silverado High Country ($53,470) 

Comfortable, functional, ergonomic and well-appointed, but faux-wood trim could be more convincing.

Chevrolet SS ($45,770)

Really nice work from land Down Under, with sporty feel, lots of room and suede-like instrument panel.