BMW i3 Wins Ward’s 10 Best Interior Award
Only one plug-in vehicle was selected by Ward’s Auto for its “10 Best Interior Award” and that vehicle is the BMW i3.
Here’s why Ward’s deems the i3 worthy of this award:
The i3 electric vehicle comes across as the type of interior seen in concepts at auto shows, often followed by production versions that lose some of the far-out edginess.
The i3 boldly goes where many automakers have yet to tread: deeply into the future. WardsAuto editors pick the i3 for its utility, use of recycled materials and for breaking ground with clever new interior design elements.
From a materials perspective, editors consider the i3 an absolute moonshot, not only for its carbon-fiber tub and thermoplastic exterior body panels but also for the recycled pop bottles and hemp used extensively throughout the cabin and the leather tanned with olive-leaf extract.
It’s a wild, surprisingly roomy interior that manages to be beautiful while fitting with the offbeat exterior
And here are this year’s 10 winners:
’14 BMW i3 ($52,550)
’15 Chrysler 300C Platinum ($51,175)
’15 Ford F-150 King Ranch ($60,675)
’15 GMC Canyon SLT ($40,465)
’15 Honda Fit EX-L ($21,590)
’15 Jeep Renegade Limited ($33,205)
’15 Kia Sedona SXL ($43,295)
’16 Mazda6 Grand Touring ($33,395)
’15 Mercedes C400 ($65,000)
’15 Nissan Murano SL ($41,905)
Source: Ward’s Auto