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Wards Auto's 2018 10 Best Interiors include Ram, Hyundai and Toyota

Basic black still rules the roost but manufacturers are expanding their palettes to include more vibrant hues alongside new tech and concept-car-like design.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Wards likes: Solid build quality, abundant soft-touch materials, MyLink infotainment system

We like: Tons of storage, great interior fabric or leather choices, available rear seat heating, ample cargo space

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV
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2018 Hyundai Kona

Wards likes: Pops of color all over the interior, high-definition head-up display, premium overall feel

We like: Ultra-intuitive infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus Apple Watch/Amazon Wear integration, excellent interior fit and finish, lots of cargo space for a vehicle of this size

2018 Hyundai Kona SUV
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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV
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2019 Infiniti QX50
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2019 Infiniti QX50

Wards likes: Lashings of Ultrasuede all over the cabin makes the QX50 feel like a concept, high-quality materials like open-pore maple, massive panoramic sunroof

We like: Infiniti's Zero Gravity seats, sliding rear bench, overall interior styling reminds us of a concept car

2019 Infiniti QX50
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2019 Infiniti QX50
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Long-Term 2018 Kia Stinger GT
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2018 Kia Stinger GT

Wards likes: Great build quality, intuitive infotainment, excellent driver aids

We like: Super soft Nappa leather, almost infinitely configurable infotainment and gauge/HUD settings, surprising amount of cargo room for a hatchback

Long-Term 2018 Kia Stinger GT
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Long-Term 2018 Kia Stinger GT
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2018 Lexus LS
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2018 Lexus LS 500

Wards likes: Exciting color options including red, hand-pleated door trim, cut-crystal trim

We like: One of the best head-up displays we've seen yet, stellar interior materials, incredible craftsmanship

2018 Lexus LS
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2018 Lexus LS
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2018 Lincoln Navigator

Wards likes: Interior materials like "Venetian leather" and "Dinamica suede," responsive infotainment system, massive amounts of cargo and passenger space

We like: Optional thirty-way power seats, bold and beautiful interior color options, simple but lovely LCD instrument panel

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
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2018 Porsche Panamera

Wards likes: Buttons replaced by capacitive switches, "best massaging seats on the planet", reworked center stack

We like: Panamera's PCM infotainment is incredibly responsive and has standard Apple CarPlay, unimpeachable fit and finish, classic gauge layout

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
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2019 Ram 1500
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2019 Ram 1500

Wards likes: Distressed metal and filigree stitching, huge 12-inch vertical screen

We like: USB-C integration, available 12-inch vertical screen is a game changer in the segment, highly functional driver assistance tech

2019 Ram 1500
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2019 Ram 1500
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
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2018 Range Rover Velar

Wards likes: Windsor patterned leather seating, copper carbon fiber trim, multi-function HVAC dials

We like: Available Kvadrat premium textile interior, Touch Pro Duo infotainment, quality switchgear and minimalist design 

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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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2018 Toyota Camry

Wards likes: Great head-up display, asymmetrical center stack, available red leather

We like: High-resolution instrument cluster screen, dedicated buttons for Entune 3.0, bold new styling for a conservative company like Toyota

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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