The winners of the 2008 Ward’s Interior of the Year Awards have been revealed. Ward’s editors evaluated 36 vehicles through March and April. When picking the winners, editors looked at materials, ergonomics, safety, value, comfort, fit-and-finish and design.
Three American cars were awarded the 2008 Ward’s Interior award in their respective segments. The Chevrolet Malibu beat the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and the Nissan Altima in the ‘Popular-Priced Car’ segment. Chrysler’s Town and Country beat the Buick Enclave, Infiniti EX35, Lexus LX570, Mazda CX-9 and if we continue we’re just going to get angry because this is just ridiculous. The Buick Enclave and Infiniti EX35 beaten by Chrysler’s Town and Country?
If there is one pick we certainly agree with, it’s the ‘Premium-Priced Car’ taken by the Jaguar XF.
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Economy-Priced Car: ($16,999 and under)
Suzuki SX4 Sport
Sports Car: ($30,000 and over)
Audi TT coupe
Popular-Priced Car: ($17,000″“$29,999)
Popular-Priced Truck: ($34,999 and under)
Premium-Priced Car: ($30,000 and over)
Premium-Priced Truck: ($35,000 and over)
Chrysler Town & Country
Brand Expression: Volvo C30
Best Redesign: Hyundai Sonata
Electronic Innovation: Infiniti EX35
Clever Utility: Dodge Journey