What is in this article?:
A concise summation of all 41 interiors evaluated as part of the 2014 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker.
Matte-finish wood accents very handsome on Volvo XC60.
Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Range Rover, Rolls
Up-level content and sporty personality make this interior a cut above compact rivals.
Mercedes-Benz CLA250 ($38,555)
Is this the interior Mercedes buyers have been clamoring for all these years?
Mercedes-Benz E350 ($73,275)
Thank you for the lovely matte-finish wood. We’ll take more, please. Jury out on rumble seat.
Mercedes-Benz S550 ($122,895)
So nice to see a production-car interior that retains the flash and sizzle of concept-car glory.
Probably would have presented in a better color than gun-metal, but overall interior feels “costed.”
Versa Note ($19,280)
Not as fun as it needs to be. And supplier needs to stop cutting headliner fabric with a chainsaw.
Range Rover Sport ($88,585)
From door to door, there’s a seriously solid feel to handles, knobs, switches, levers and the shifter.
Rolls-Royce Wraith ($372,800)
Take issue with our selection if you must, but only after recognizing this interior is built old-school – by hand.