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      05-11-2022, 10:11 AM   #1
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BMW iX Named One of 2022 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX

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BEVs Take Half the Spots on 2022 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX List

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May 10, 2022

This year’s new jointly combined Interiors and User-Experience winners’ list is half made up of BEVs, with a midsize pickup, a CUV, an SUV, a hot hatch and a fullsize pickup capturing the other five slots.

Battery-electric propulsion and charging get all the attention, but it’s clear automakers also are using their blank-sheet battery-electric-vehicle platforms as palettes for interior and UX innovations.

BEVs account for half this year’s winners of the new jointly combined Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX awards, with two of the five from upstart automakers whose vehicles were tested for the first time.

“This year marks a significant milestone for the Wards 10 Best Interiors and UX awards,” says WardsAuto Editor Drew Winter. “With 50% of our winners being battery-electric vehicles, this tells us the interiors of these models now are as awe-inspiring as their 0-60 mph performance time. Automakers are creating beautiful cabins in these vehicles that combine great new ideas with timeless designs from the past, plus packing them with great advanced technologies such as augmented reality.”

The BMW iX and Kia EV6 CUVs, Lucid Air and Mercedes-Benz EQS sedans and Rivian R1T pickup truck make the cut this year, the first time we’ve had such a large proportion of BEVs on either of our 10 Best Interiors or UX lists. It’s a solid reflection of the number of new BEVs entering the market right now – and the amount of innovation that is going into creating them.

This year’s list also marks the first appearance of BEV upstart automakers Lucid and Rivian.

The five BEV models are joined in the winners’ circle by a midsize pickup (the Ford Maverick), a sleek luxury midsize CUV (the Genesis GV70), a blinged-out 3-row SUV (the Jeep Grand Wagoneer), a hot hatch (the Volkswagen Golf GTI) and a fullsize truck (the Toyota Tundra).

Beginning May 23, we’ll post a profile each day of one of our winners. A full list of winners and nominees is posted below.

While they may be powered differently, all of the 2022 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX winning vehicles have the common thread of excellent interior design, high-quality and distinctive interior materials, great fit-and-finish and comfortable seating, as well as in-vehicle technology that excels in its appearance and user-friendliness. Dazzling displays made up of easy-to-navigate menus, stress-free phone pairing and well-performing voice-recognition and advanced-driver-assist systems also were captivating features. Although there is no price cap for the competition, winning vehicles must provide a good value, another metric we evaluate closely.

After 11 years of Wards 10 Best Interiors and six years of Wards 10 Best UX we’ve merged the two competitions. Both interior design and in-vehicle electronics play such a critical role jointly in creating the overall user experience that we believe it now makes the most sense to judge, and reward, these vehicles in a more holistic way.

Wards editors selected our 2022 list after evaluating 22 vehicles with new or heavily redesigned interiors and user-experience technology. Evaluations took place from mid-February through late April in which judges experienced the vehicles during their daily driving.

The 2022 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX trophies will be handed out at our awards ceremony on June 9 during the AutoTech: Detroit conference, beginning June 8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

2022 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX nominees list (asterisk denotes winner)

Audi e-tron​
BMW i4​
BMW iX *​
Ford Maverick *​
Genesis GV70 *​
Hyundai Ioniq 5​
Hyundai Santa Cruz​
Infiniti QX60​
Jeep Compass​
Jeep Grand Wagoneer *​
Kia Carnival​
Kia EV6 *​
Lexus NX 350 F Sport​
Lincoln Navigator​
Lucid Air *​
Mercedes-Benz EQS580 *​
Mini Cooper SE Hardtop​
Rivian R1T *​
Subaru BRZ​
Toyota Tundra *​
Volkswagen Golf GTI *​
Volkswagen Taos​
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the link seems broken spikes111 (404 not found)...

this one should work: https://www.wardsauto.com/10-best-in...eriors-ux-list
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An after thought rectangle in the front panel. How such design can be nominated one of the best interiors?
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An after thought rectangle in the front panel. How such design can be nominated one of the best interiors?


Sloppy design.
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I like the iX but Wards auto ranking interiors is like Sky Traax claiming Houston George Bush as the best airport in the US.
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How could the GTI (or any VW product) possibly get a win on UX/UI? Their infotainment is embarrassingly awful. No volume control.
Audis went downhill as well by eliminating the hand controller. The only winners on here should be BMW/Rolls Royce... Maybe MINI, but I've only been in a 2008 Cooper S.

...this is coming from a guy who (regrettably) traded his BMW for a Porsche.
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Kendrick Lamar's Heart Pt. 5 message about culture...

There are different cultures out there.

There is one that lists this car in a top ten of anything.

That is a culture with problems.

No.
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Kendrick Lamar's Heart Pt. 5 message about culture...

There are different cultures out there.

There is one that lists this car in a top ten of anything.

That is a culture with problems.

No.
Kendrick hasn't said anything profound since GKMC.
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