New cars have made great strides in power, efficiency and technology in recent years. One of the more standout ways cars have powered ahead of their predecessors though is through vastly improved interiors, particularly on domestic vehicles. Due to this, Ward’s must have had some tough decisions to make when choosing the vehicles which made it onto their 2014 10 Best Interiors list.
Ward’s says the vehicles included in the list represent those which offer “advanced human-machine interfaces, high-quality materials, outstanding comfort and, in some cases, breathtaking aesthetics and limited self-driving capabilities.” To be eligible for the list, a vehicle must offer an all-new or significantly redesigned interior. This year, two General Motors vehicles made the cut, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 2014 GMC Sierra Denali.
No one is questioning that the interior of the 2014 Corvette Stingray is the best of any Corvette to date. Ward’s editors appreciated the available carbon-fiber trim, suede-like microfiber headliner and contrasting white stitching on the seats. According to them, details like this put the Stingray’s cabin on par with those from more-expensive rivals like Porsche and Jaguar, despite costing significantly less.
They had equal praise to give the 2014 GMC Sierra Denali, saying the full-size pickup’s interior is “first-rate”. Despite being similarly equipped, the GMC Sierra scored slightly higher than the Chevrolet Silverado High-Country. They noted its excellent build quality, no-nonsense practicality and the availability of several electrical sockets and USB plugs. Furthermore, Ward’s said the truck was well-suited for the job-site, with plenty of storage cubbies, a massive center console and climate features necessary for extreme weather, like heated and cooled front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Other appearances on the list include the 2014 Mazda 3, 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith. Check out the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors List in its entirety right here.