For the fourth year in a row, Wards editors recognize exemplary user experiences, honoring new vehicles for their driver-assistance technologies, connectivity, digital displays, voice-activation systems, intuitive controls and infotainment.
The 2019 Wards 10 Best UX winners will be honored at a special ceremony during the WardsAuto User Experience Conference on Oct. 1 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
Editors find the voice controls in the Cadillac XT4 wanting while praising the crisp displays in the Mercedes A220 and are impressed with the low-price tag of the Subaru Outback.
The Lincoln Nautilus makes editors feel welcome despite the lack of head-up display, while the Kia Telluride’s second-row amenities are praised as just part of its value proposition and the Audi A8’s ADAS and infotainment features earn decidedly...
Editors praise Explorer’s wireless phone charger placement and vertical infotainment screen, are mixed on ES350’s touchpad interface and disappointed with the Mazda3’s lack of USB ports.
For a family of five, even a short sojourn to the three-day CAR conference requires fair bit of cargo space. We tried to fill the Telluride to the gills.
The A8 L’s spaciousness, amenities and smooth-operating advanced driver-assistance systems make for a relaxing Detroit-Traverse City run to MBS.
Editors applaud the surprise-and-delight features in the Sierra, Insight and UX, but find issues with GMC’s lax lane keeping and MIA adaptive cruise, the Lexus’ complicated phone pairing protocol and the Honda’s lack of driver’s side blindspot...
Editors like the Blazer’s high-resolution touchscreen, struggle with phone pairing in the RAV4 and find the Altima’s ACC system intelligent enough to not speed up on a turn.