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: BMW X3 Makes Ward’s 10 Best Interior List 2011

04-12-2011, 07:28 AM
Three economy cars, three luxury brands, a sport sedan, minivan, upscale off-road SUV and family sedan round out this year's Ward's 10 Best Interiors list. Throughout February and March, Ward's editors drove 51 vehicles that were all-new or featured significantly upgraded interiors in determining the 2011 winners. They are:

* Audi A8
* BMW X3 xDrive35i
* Chevy Cruze 2LT RS
* Dodge Charger Rallye Plus
* Ford Focus Titanium
* Honda Odyssey Elite
* Hyundai Elantra Limited
* Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit
* Kia Optima EX
* Volvo S60

"We've never evaluated so many vehicles for any awards competition in the past, which tells us every auto maker wants the freshest, highest-quality interior possible for all the vehicles they sell," Ward's AutoWorld Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter says.

The X3 xDrive35i successfully blends a black-and-cream color scheme with tastefully executed wood trim on the dashboard, center console and door panels.

Superb fit-and-finish, fold-flat seating and ample space for five occupants make the $52,025 X3 a worthy contender in the luxury cross/utility vehicle segment.

And the iDrive controller also has become easier to use and more intuitive, now allowing drivers simple access to the entire owner's manual, all visible on the central display.

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04-26-2011, 06:20 PM
Nice to see a few American cars on the list too!

And is it just me or could the designers have "flowed" the gauge cluster and top of the dash (left top corner of nav screen) better? For such a fluid interior, that's one sharp angle!

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