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.
Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo
Subaru WRX ($34,490)
Handsome red stitching not enough to compensate for tiny radio controls, cheap headliner.
Seats with tan fabric and black leather trim highlight this otherwise dull interior.
Nice interior with lovely lighted passenger-side storage trough, but why put radio controls out of reach?
Toyota Tundra 1794 Crew ($49,715)
Excellent fit-and-finish and follows Ram Laramie Longhorn with dramatic design. Gotta love snakeskin seat trim.
Great seats and effective use of metallic accents and bold red stitching. Even middle backseat is comfy.
Volvo V60 ($43,570)
Stylish, functional Scandinavian interior doesn’t advance brand’s styling language.
Volvo XC60 ($53,215)
Same as above, but matte-finish wood is very handsome. And those sleek head restraints still are way cool.