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Most of us spend a lot of time in our cars. Between commuting to work, driving on vacation and running errands, we're often behind the wheel for hours on a given day.

Because of this, it's important to think about a car's interior when you're shopping -- not just its engine or how it looks on the outside -- as the seats, infotainment, noise level and other features are major factors in the overall ownership experience.

Ward's Auto, a Southfield, Mich.-based company that offers industry analysis, selected the Top 10 interiors on the market right now based on extensive testing and evaluation. There were some surprises in the results, most notably the fact that not a single European car made the list.

Click through to see Ward's picks for the best vehicle interiors that you can buy, from compact cars to luxury sedans. Spoiler alert: It seems the Asian automakers are definitely doing some things correctly.

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Acura RDX

MSRP: $34,320 - $35,720
Invoice: $32,245 - $33,541
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway

Roomy and comfortable, Ward's picked the Acura RDX as one of the top interiors for 2013. Lots of cargo space and a pleasant back seat are a couple of this luxury SUV's many interior strengths.


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Chevrolet Spark

MSRP: $12,185 - $16,010
Invoice: $11,819 - $15,370
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg City, 38 mpg Highway

The Chevrolet Spark has a remarkably well-equipped interior for a vehicle that starts at $12,000. Ward's noted that the Spark comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, smartphone connectivity, heated seats and a solid audio system. All in all, it's a pretty great value.

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Kia Forte

MSRP: $15,900 - $19,400
Invoice: $15,590 - $18,400
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 37 mpg Highway

Compact cars aren't usually lauded for having great interiors. After all, their purpose is generally to just get you from A to B. The Kia Forte bucks this trend with its excellent materials and infotainment system. Ward's said that many interior features on the Forte are good enough to go in luxury vehicles.

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Mazda6

MSRP: $20,880 - $29,495
Invoice: $19,929 - $27,849
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 37 mpg Highway

The redesigned Mazda6 is a beautiful vehicle both inside and out. Ward's was especially impressed with the color balance inside, where sharp interior accents that give the whole cabin a very premium look and feel.

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Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

MSRP: $44,585 - $48,030
Invoice: $40,913 - $44,026
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg City, 20 mpg Highway

Though the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn is a pricey truck, its interior simply can't be matched right now with its quality leather seats and wood finish "If Bentley made a pickup truck, its cabin would look like this," Ward's said.

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