For years, the Corvette has been blasted by the media for its cheap-looking interior.
But no longer.
Last week, Wards Auto, which has covered the auto industry more than 80 years, placed the new Corvette Stingray on its 2014 10 Best Interiors list.
To earn the honor, vehicles had to offer an all-new or significantly redesigned interior that offered “advanced human-machine interfaces, high-quality materials, outstanding comfort and, in some cases, breathtaking aesthetics and limited self-driving capabilities.”
No surprise that the Stingray, which has earned praise for its much-improved interior from media around the world since its introduction in 2013, was on the list.
Ward’s editors especially praised the available carbon-fiber trim, suede-like microfiber headliner, and contrasting white stitching on the seats. Such details have brought the Corvette’s interior on a level with much more expensive competitors like Porsche and Jaguar, at a much lower price, they pointed out.
Another GM vehicle also made the list, the 2014 GMC Sierra Denali, singled out for its excellent build quality, no-nonsense practicality, and high-tech features like optional electrical sockets and USB plugs. Ward’s also praised the Sierra Denali for its suitability for job sites, thanks to lots of storage cubbies, a massive center console, and climate features needed for working in extreme weather, like heated and cooled front seats and a heated steering wheel.
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