For years the Corvette has been lambasted for its poor cabin design but the latest 2014 model has made it onto the annual list of 10 best interiors compiled by Ward’s Auto, joining some luxury heavyweights like the Rolls-Royce Wraith and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. As we noted in our first drive report on the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the interior is simply top-notch, and even better in person than it looks in the photos--and it appears the testers at Ward’s fully agree.

Standout elements of the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s cabin that were noted by the testers included the car’s available carbon fiber trim, suede-like microfiber headliner, contrast stitching, supportive bucket seats, and reconfigurable digital instrument cluster.

There were 41 contenders this year. For the evaluation process, testers (eight in total) drove the vehicles during their routine commutes and submitted score sheets ranking each interior based on several criteria, including materials, ergonomics, comfort, safety, value, fit-and-finish and overall design. Scores were also applied based on the user-friendliness of the interface and connectivity features.

This year’s winners in alphabetical order are listed below, together with their lowest as-tested pricing:

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 Mazda 3 ($30,415)
2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 ($122,895)
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith ($372,800)
2015 Volkswagen GTI (Est. $30,695)

Follow this link to read up on the impressions for each winning vehicle on the Ward’s Auto website.


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