American drivers spend on average more than 290 hours behind the wheel each year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey data1. With so much time spent in their vehicles, consumers deserve an interior that factors in style, comfort, design and the latest technology. Helping car buyers look beyond outward appearances to find vehicles that also the best of the best on the inside, Autotrader editors selected the 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2019.
"The interior design of a vehicle has become more important than ever before with automakers packing more technology into every model and finding creative ways to make cars in all price ranges feel luxurious," said Tara Trompeter, managing editor of Autotrader. "To ensure consumers get the most bang for their buck, we looked at the latest models that offer thoughtfully-planned, versatile interiors with no feature or detail overlooked."
Autotrader editors placed the price cap at $50,000, with many of the vehicles selected coming in under that price tag. Any of these models will make driving more enjoyable, whether for the daily commute or an extended road trip. Check out the latest selections (unranked in alphabetical order) from our experts.
10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2019
Striking a perfect balance between performance and luxury, this sporty coupe is premium in every sense of the word. Standout features include a flat-bottom steering wheel, integrated climate control and digital cockpit that turns the dashboard into a giant screen.
New to the competitive luxury sports sedan scene, the Genesis G70 is making a fabulous entrance. Controls on the interior are pleasing to use, ranging from the audio controls to the available wireless charging pad. Even opting for the high-end Prestige package, which adds quilted Nappa leather seats, comes in under the $50K mark, making the G70 a great value.
Making consumers feel like they are in a more expensive vehicle, the luxurious, range-topping Accord comes with high-end features including head-up display, leather seats that are heated and ventilated in front, heated back seats and wireless charging.
The Hyundai Kona offers an interior design that ranges from subdued to flashy, featuring a brightly colored interior trim and two-tone seats or all black for a more conservative look. Premium features include an 8-inch infotainment system with navigation, Infinity premium audio and a head-up display.
Previously known as the Lincoln MKX, the Lincoln Nautilus brings a refreshed interior that includes active noise cancellation, a comfortable ride at any speed and a versatile interior with massaging front seats.
Refreshed for 2019, the Lexus RC sports a comfortable interior with nice finishing touches like an analog clock and brushed metal accents throughout the vehicle. The infotainment screen is conveniently placed near the driver's armrest that is easy to use while operating the vehicle.
The all-new 2019 model features an 8.8-inch infotainment system with new, more ergonomic controls and premium materials. Other perks like the driver seat-tilt adjustment make this little car a perfect fit for any driver.
Featuring fun colors like charcoal gray and orange, the Nissan Kicks adds a colorful perk to the modern interior design. The vehicle is also equipped with a "floating" infotainment system, flat-bottom steering wheel and Bose speakers built into the driver's headrest. Talk about kicking it in style!
The Ram 1500 Laramie can come equipped with leather seating, Alpine premium audio, heated and ventilated front seats and a 7-inch driver information center with 3D graphics. The vehicle also features a 12-inch infotainment screen system which is the largest in its class.
The Volvo XC40 is breaking barriers with an edgy new design on the inside and out. Featuring unconventional center stacks, glove compartment folding hooks, and an available crystal shifter, the Volvo XC40 is definitely a stand out compact luxury crossover that offers something different for drivers.