Ward's Automotive picks best car interiors of 2011

Wards Automotive 10 Best Interiors of 2011 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Wards Automotive takes its 10 Best Interior awards seriously. The industry mag tested 51 vehicles to come up with this year's winners, which span three luxury vehicles, three economy cars, a sport sedan, a minivan, a family sedan and an SUV. Ward's AutoWorld Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter says the publication has never tested so many vehicles, adding, "Every auto maker wants the freshest, highest-quality interior possible for all the vehicles they sell."

Showing just how much the world of interiors has changed over the years, Chrysler was the only automaker to take home two awards, thanks to the Dodge Charger and Jeep Grand Cherokee, while Kia and Hyundai could technically say the same since the Elantra and Optima each took home honors. At the same time, both Toyota and Lexus were shut out, as was Honda's Acura luxury brand and Mercedes-Benz.

Among the first-time winners for 2011 are the Ford Focus Titanium and Chevy Cruze. Click on the image above to browse through all 10 winners, or you can head over to Wards Automotive for the complete scoop.

What do you think – Did Wards get it right? If not, what was left out and what should it replace?

  • 2011 Audi A8
  • Farbe: Quarzgrau

2011 Audi A8
  • 2011 Audi A8
  • BMW X3
  • The new BMW X3 (07/2010)

2011 Chevy Cruze 2LT
  • 2011 Chevy Cruze 2LT
2011 Dodge Charger
  • 2011 Dodge Charger
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
  • 2012 Ford Focus Titanium
  • Focus Titanium

2011 Honda Odyssey
  • 2011 Honda Odyssey
2011 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Kia Optima EX
  • 2011 Kia Optima EX
2011 Volvo S60
  • 2011 Volvo S60

[Source: Wards Automotive]

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