Wards Auto World magazine has come through with its 'Best Interior and Interior Features' awards for the seventh time, which lauds vehicles, manufacturers and suppliers for creating compelling interiors and individual features (e.g. navigation and sound systems, seats, and the all important cup holder).
The big winners? In Ward's dozen overall interior categories, General Motors took home four awards, Ford's portfolio chimed in with three, and Audi collected a pair.
In terms of killer apps, DaimlerChrysler grabbed six, Ford chipped in with five, and General Motors brought home four. Audi and Honda grabbed a trio, and Mazda, Subaru, and Toyota grabbed one each.
The winners were determined by a pool of 69 car scribes and 991 industry authorities.
A complete list of the categories and winners follows at the jump, along with a link to the official press release.
[Sources: Auto Interiors Show via PRNewswire; DaimlerChrysler]
Award Category Industry At-Large Vote News Media Vote
Overall Vehicle Interiors
Popular-Priced Car Pontiac Solstice Audi A3
Premium-Priced Car Lincoln Zephyr
Popular-Priced CUV Chevy HHR Mazda CX-7
Premium-Priced CUV Subaru B9 Tribeca Audi Q7
Popular-Priced Truck Chevy Tahoe Toyota FJ Cruiser
Premium-Priced Truck Cadillac Escalade Land RRS Sport
Best Instrument Cluster Ford Mustang (Delphi)
Best Navigation System Acura (Alpine)
Best Cup Holder Mercedes M-Class
Best Sound System Dodge Magnum Audi S8
(Boston Acoustics) (Bang & Olufsen)
Best Seat System Dodge Charger Mercedes S-Class
(Driver) (Johnson Controls)
Best Interior Dodge Grand Caravan - Honda Ridgeline -
Innovation Stow N' Go Seat System trunk in pickup bed
(Chrysler Group & (Meridian Automotive
Magna/Intier) Systems, Inc.)
Full press release here