Audi A6 ($67,430)
Fastidious fit-and-finish, but some models priced too close to A7.
Audi A7 Sportback ($67,430)
Lovely confluence of wood and metal make this liftback another Ingolstadt homerun.
BMW 335i ($55,745)
Thanks for listening to our pleas for more variety and styling in BMW interiors.
Buick Verano ($27,345)
This interior sets Buick on a sound path to brand redefining its target audience.
Chevrolet Sonic ($18,745)
Flexible, fun and funky interior can be had for under $20k. Bravo Chevy.
Chevrolet Malibu Eco ($29,380)
Cool horizontal slats connect IP and door, but there’s too much brightwork, faux wood.
Chrysler 300 Luxury ($44,855)
We loved the 300 last year, but Lancia designers made it even better.
Dodge Dart ($21,485)
Two sophisticated display screens, sport seats, heated seats and nav for $21k? Really?
Dodge Grand Caravan R/T ($34,360)
Come on, guys, driving a minivan really isn’t all that bad.
Fiat 500 Abarth ($22,000 base)
Bright red seats, door trim draw you in, but only if you don’t need the back seat.
Ford Flex ($46,890)
Has all the functionality of a minivan but is slightly cooler; excellent third row.
Ford Mustang ($42,550)
Still a benchmark for its segment, and the Recaros are worth the price.
Ford Taurus SHO ($46,275)
Interior is slightly improved, but does a sport sedan need massaging seats?
Honda Civic Si ($24,675)
Badly lapped by several competitors. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Honda CR-V ($30,605)
This new CUV was in the hunt with clean styling, expertly designed folding second row.
Hyundai Accent ($15,925)
Leaves us wondering how a car priced under $16k can look so good, feel so right.
Hyundai Azera ($36,875)
Unless you need RWD, Azera could become the more stylish alternative to Genesis sedan.
Hyundai Genesis coupe ($25,125)
A lot of content for the money, but color accents needed to break up black-on-black.
Hyundai Veloster ($21,395)
Gorgeous color and bold styling inside. But interior writes a check the engine can’t cash.
Infiniti JX35 ($54,800)
Excellent value and feature content for a stylish 7-passenger CUV.
Kia Rio ($18,345)
Truly raises bar for subcompact interiors, but sibling Hyundai Accent does so with more flair.
Lincoln MKS ($58,265)
Egregious trim fits surrounding backlight. At this price, Lincoln must do better.
Lincoln MKT ($58,045)
Panoramic roof is an asset, but gray and brown color combination does not work.
Bland, basic interior in a segment filling with superstars; backseat cramped.
Mazda CX-5 ($30,415)
Clean, straightforward design makes for excellent ergonomics; narrowly edges out Honda CR-V.
Mercedes C250 coupe ($43,790)
Prepared to duke it out with all-new BMW 3-Series; love the power head restraints.
Mercedes ML350 Bluetec ($77,025)
Beautiful, comfortable luxury package, but is it really worth $77k?
Mercedes SLK350 ($65,265)
An owner could feel right at home in this interior for years. Air Scarf rocks!
Mini Cooper S Coupe ($33,150)
Mini has struck gold with unmistakable styling, but fan base is limited.
Porsche 911 S ($122,925)
Fitting design for high-end sports car, but interior doesn’t sell it.
Range Rover Evoque ($49,745)
There’s nothing wrong with making iconic British off-road vehicles accessible to more buyers.
Scion iQ ($17,068)
3+1 seating is extremely clever, but interior is noisy and package isn’t worth $17,000.
Subaru Impreza ($25,714)
White stitching, metallic accents work well, but rivals in this segment are more stylish.
Toyota Camry ($33,105)
Toyota making progress with Camry interior, but it’s time to take some risks.
Toyota Prius C ($25,140)
An attempt to be funky results in an interior that feels schizophrenic; grays are mismatched.
Toyota Prius V ($36,330)
Offers cavernous backseat, but interior generally reveals cost-cutting strategy.
Volkswagen Beetle ($25,195)
Wolfsburg turns loose its best interior designers in recasting Bug for a new generation.
Volkswagen Jetta GLI ($24,595)
Not a bad design, but a little too monochromatic; red stitching helps as accent.
Volkswagen Passat ($29,895)
Very comfortable and spacious, but interior overall is too spartan.
Volvo S60 R-Design ($46,875)
A well-done interior, but a bit too predictable.