BMW i3

BMW i3

BMW i3 Interior

BMW i3 Interior

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