These are the best cabins we spent time in this year.
Perhaps the most self-explanatory, the Best Interior award goes to the vehicle with the most opulent cabin. Price is weighted here, meaning a car that offers an above-average interior at its price point can be considered alongside the exotic options. In fact, one of the three finalists this year is a pickup truck. Considerations in this award include cabin materials, design, and overall comfort.
In the award's inaugural year, the Bentley Continental GT took home the top honors, beating the Lexus LC 500 and Rolls-Royce Cullinan. This year's competition is even fiercer, with models like the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, and Volvo V60 all missing the cut.
Here are this year's finalists with the winner to be announced on December 21.
It's been over a decade since the original model launched, but the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost is all-new for this year. Already a strong contender in any conversation about best interiors, the updated Ghost brings even more innovations to the Rolls-Royce brand. We're talking a new starlit panel on the dashboard to match the starry night headliner, real woods, metals, and leathers abound, powered rear picnic tables with built-in infotainment screens, lamb's wool carpets, and a champagne fridge in the back seats.
At $332,500, the Ghost impresses well up to its hefty price point. Combined with the most sumptuous suspension available on a production car, 220 pounds of sound deadening, and an 18-speaker Bespoke Audio system, occupants in the Ghost will never have their pleasure ruined by the outside world.
The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur arrives sporting a world-class cabin. Like its two-door counterpart, the Flying Spur's interior is chock full of mesmerizing details. Some of the highlights include the three-sided Bentley Rotating Display, three-dimensional diamond-stitched leather, metallic air vents and controls, an ejectable rear tablet controller, and customizable mood lighting.
It doesn't matter whether it's from the front seat or the back; the Flying Spur is a special place to spend time. Bentley's 21-speaker Naim audio system will keep occupants entertained for hours, while sunshades in the rear block out any disturbances from the outside world. With a $214,600 starting price, buyers will be getting one of the best interiors of 2020.
Two of the three finalists for Best Interior cost well into the six-figure price range. This makes the 2020 Ram 1500 Limited's appearance all the more impressive. We felt the Ram deserved its spot on this list because of how much it elevates the United States' best-selling segment. In its Limited trim level, the Ram doesn't just have a stellar interior "for a pickup truck," it was a world-class cabin straight up.
Starting at $56,050 and topping out in the $70,000 range, the Ram 1500 Limited rolls in features that aren't available on some mid-size luxury sedans. Just think about how many German luxury sedans offer heated and ventilated seats in the first and second rows for under $100,000. Then factor in the Ram's giant 12-inch touchscreen, real wood trim, soft leather, and acres of space. The Ram 1500 Limited defines American luxury and moves the pickup truck into uncharted territory.