US: Ward’s releases list of 10 best interiors for 2014 image

While a car’s exterior is definitely always crucial, the fact is that you, as a driver, will just see it a few times a day – and just for seconds. The place where you’ll mostly see is actually the interior.

And, since an utterly gorgeous car can have a dull and uninspiring interior – yes, I’m talking about you, Lamborghini Aventador, it’s only fair that awards based on interior prowess should be awarded.

So, Ward’s decided to update its list of best interiors for 2014, selecting the 10 best from a pool of 41 new or refreshed models – and the range is really significant. The list actually spans from the interesting choice of Kia’s Soul+ ($24,010) to the very luxurious Rolls-Royce Wraith ($372,800). Talk about choosing without discrimination.

“This year’s list is the most diverse we’ve ever had, from affordable compacts to ultra-luxury cars such as the Rolls-Royce Wraith,” says WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter. “In each case, the interior plays a pivotal role in establishing the vehicle’s brand character and making it intensely desirable to buyers.”

Because we’re interested in fairness, we can tell you the award winners will get their prize later on, on May 21 at a ceremony during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference, while the list we’re now presenting is taken as it was posted by Ward’s – in alphabetical order.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ($71,960)
2015 Chrysler 200C ($31,470)
2014 GMC Sierra Denali ($56,685)
2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate ($68,920)
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited ($37,525)
2014 Kia Soul+ ($24,010)
2014 Mazda3 ($30,415)
2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 ($122,895)
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith ($372,800)
2015 Volkswagen GTI (Est. $30,695)