The 2016 Lexus RX has been named to the WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors list:
Open the door, slide into the driver’s seat and the reasons for [the RX’s sales] dominance are evident in the impeccable fit-and-finish, the satin brushed-aluminum trim, the form-fitting seats, the crisply lit gauges and display screen, the white contrast stitching on charcoal leather and the richly finished Espresso Walnut wood surface that curves like a half-pipe from the center console up toward the glovebox.
But the RX is much more than a luxury experience, never seeming to forget its utilitarian purpose. Second-row seats fold nearly flat, exposing a massive cargo hold to accommodate at least a dozen flats of gardenias for hauling home from the nursery.
47 vehicles were eligible in this year’s competition, with 19 coming from premium brands. Audi had five entires this year, while BMW and Lexus each had three each.
The winners were selected by WardsAuto editors, with each vehicle is scored based on aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Editors also tested the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface to see how effectively vehicle information is communicated.
(The other winners: Audi TTS, BMW 7-Series, Cadillac XT5, Chevrolet Camaro, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Civic, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Nissan Maxima, & Volvo XC90.)