The best interiors in the automotive realm — according to the readers of Ward’s Auto World — have been chosen. And among car companies, the Big Three and Honda have plenty to cheer.
Of the 34 vehicles from 11 different car companies nominated for Ward’s “Interior of the Year” award, four were built by the Big Three, another one by an affiliate brand, and two were built by Honda.
Votes were cast by both the Ward’s editors and by members of the industry polled at a special Web site, www.autointeriors.com, where more than 1400 professionals cast their ballots.
The winners, according to Ward’s, were as follows:
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
Popular-Priced CUV Honda CRV Saturn Outlook
Premium-Priced CUV Cadillac SRX Cadillac SRX
Popular-Priced Truck Chevy Silverado Chevy Silverado
Winners were chosen on the basis of comfort, safety, and design harmony. In smaller categories, the Jeep Wrangler won for Best Brand Expression; the Infiniti G35 for Best Interior Trim; and the Chrysler Sebring for Best Cup Holder.
The Lexus LS 460L won for Best Overall Comfort.
2007 Honda Fit by Eric Peters (11/15/2006)
2007 Saturn Aura by TCC Team (8/21/2006)
A sedan to be proud of.
2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring by Henny Hemmes (9/25/2006)
Unmistakable styling, but is it a mistaken identity?
2007 Cadillac SRX by Eric Peters (11/15/2006)
2007 Honda CR-V by Eric Peters (11/15/2006)
2007 Lincoln Navigator by Eric Peters (11/20/2006)
A pioneer tries to find the comeback trail.
2007 Saturn Outlook by Jim Burt (12/17/2006)
GM’s best-ever ground-up effort for families.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ by Marty Padgett (11/27/2006)
A greatly improved truck for seemingly every use.
2007 Lincoln MKZ (11/15/2006)