Influential auto resource Kelley Blue Book
and its marketing research team have compiled a list of the brands with the best interior styling according to the results of its consumer automotive perceptions study. Toyota brands have topped the rankings for four vehicle segments, with two of America’s Big Three taking a top spot as well as one German.
Lexus took out the luxury sedan category, while Toyota took out the best non-luxury sedan, non-luxury SUV and minivan categories. The remaining spots were taken by Mercedes-Benz for best convertible or sports car, GMC for best truck interior, and finally Cadillac, with the best luxury-SUV cabins.
A similar study was run by automotive industry publication Wards Auto
, which polled thousands of readers including more than 1400 professionals to find the individual cars with the best interiors. Of the 34 cars, which were picked from 11 different categories, four came from the Big Three and two were Hondas.
The cars were judged based on comfort, safety, and design harmony, and the model that beat out every car on the market was the Lexus LS 460L, which took home the ‘Best Overall Comfort’ award.Click ahead
to see a list of the top three brands in each segment as rated by Kelley Blue Book as well as the top seven models picked by Wards' staff and the industry at large.Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch Study: Interior Styling
3. HondaWards Auto Best Interiors
|Award Category||Ward’s Staff||Industry At-Large Vote|
|Economy-Priced Car||Honda Fit||Dodge Caliber|
|Popular-Priced Car||Saturn Aura||Saturn Aura|
|Premium-Priced Car||Volvo S80||Lincoln MKZ|
|Popular-Priced CUV||Honda CRV||Saturn Outlook|
|Premium-Priced CUV||Cadillac SRX||Cadillac SRX|
|Popular-Priced Truck||Chevy Silverado||Chevy Silverado|
|Premium-Priced Truck||Lincoln Navigator||Cadillac Escalade|