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You might fall in love with a car for how it looks on the outside, but where you'll be spending most of your time once you buy, it is on the inside. A beautiful, well-designed interior makes the commute to work more pleasant and road trips with the family more fun. Quality materials, plenty of available features, and comfortable seats are all a part of creating an interior that feels like home.
Of course, the more you spend on a car, the more luxurious the interior, but there are plenty of mainstream choices with fantastic interiors and affordable price tags. Here is a look at our picks for 10 of the best sedan interiors that don't require a king's ransom to purchase.
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has a breathtaking design that attracts plenty of attention. The wow-factor continues when you open the door to this sports sedan. Materials are high quality, with rich leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel included as standard features even on the base model. There are also chrome window surrounds, ambient lighting, and an 8-speaker audio system at a starting price of $37,995.
Options only add to the Giulia’s appeal. These include a dual-pane sunroof and 8.8-inch widescreen radio with 3D navigation. Add more of a performance feel with aluminum sport pedals and footrest, brushed aluminum interior accents, aluminum paddle shifters, and a sport leather steering wheel. The Giulia combines power and comfort in a beautiful package.
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The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is all-new with improvements throughout, including a luxurious new interior. It has active noise cancellation to keep outside sounds from intruding into the quiet cabin, and there are also acoustic materials used throughout the LaCrosse to block out road noise and provide the most peaceful, most relaxing drive possible. A redesigned center console removes the clutter and keeps it simple.
Standard features include 8-way power front seats with 2-way lumbar for the driver, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and OnStar 4G LTE hotspot capability to keep everyone connected. Available features include massaging seats with heat and ventilation, perforated leather trims, sunshades, and a heated steering wheel. Base price on the Buick LaCrosse is $32,065 with the top trim priced at $41,065.
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Audi has a reputation for quality and performance, and the 2017 Audi A4 delivers both in a beautiful package. The base A4 Premium includes leather front seats that are heated, and 8-way adjustable seat with four-way lumbar for the driver. There is three-zone automatic climate control so everyone is comfortable and a power tilt and slide sunroof to let in the light.
Stainless steel door sill inlays, tilt and telescopic steering column, and steering wheel paddle shifters are all standard. The Audi MMI infotainment display features a 7-inch screen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Audio. Higher trims have an even larger 8.3-inch display and a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system with 19 speakers. Starting price on the Audi A4 is $36,000.
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The 2017 Mazda3 has a striking exterior design and a comfortable, attractive interior to match. There’s ample room for five passengers with standard features including a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescopic steering column, and push-button start. Also standard is the Mazda Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch color display and AM/FM radio with 6-speakers.
The top Grand Touring model includes upscale features like dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, and heated front seats. There’s an available leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter as well as perforated leather-trimmed seats. The Mazda3 manages to deliver a quality interior with affordable pricing at every level. The base model is priced at $17,845 while the top trim starts at $23,145.
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The 2017 Kia Cadenza offers a rare combination of affordability and luxury with a gorgeous interior. It proves you don’t have to spend gobs of cash to drive a gorgeous car. The base model Cadenza includes a 7-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and heated front seats that are 10-way power adjustable for the driver and 8-way power adjustable for the front passenger.
Available features include an 8-inch touchscreen, Harman Kardon audio system with 12 speakers, wireless phone charging, paddle shifters, and a head-up display. The interior is roomy, comfortable, and quiet providing a luxury car experience. Pricing starts at $31,990 for the base Premium and $44,390 for the top trim Limited.
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The 2017 Honda Accord is a comfortable and reliable sedan with ample room for five passengers. Seven different trim levels offer varying levels of luxury, but even the base model Accord has a welcoming interior with quality materials. It includes dual-zone climate control, tilt and telescopic steering column, and illuminated power window switches for the driver.
Available features on the Accord include a 10-way power driver’s seat with memory, heated seats, and leather trims. Starting price on the base model is only 22,455 making it an affordable choice for those on a budget.
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The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in the country for 15 years, and it’s all new for 2018. Everything is improved, with numerous interior upgrades that make this mild-mannered sedan something special. It also comes in 10 different trim levels including several hybrid choices, so there’s a Camry to fit most every budget.
Standard features include Entune audio with navigation, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, wood interior trim, and chrome interior door handles. Higher trim levels add multiple options including dual zone climate control, Qi wireless charging, heated leather seats, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. Pricing on the Camry starts at $23,495.
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The 2017 Acura ILX is a performance sedan with a premium interior. It is comfortable and attractive with a streamlined dashboard that keeps eye clutter to a minimum. The base ILX includes leatherette-trimmed sports seats with an 8-way adjustable heated driver's seat. Dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and leather-wrapped shift knob are standard features.
Six different trim levels offer increasing levels of comfort and convenience. Available features include perforated leather-trimmed sports seats, contrast stitching, aluminum sport pedals, and an ebony headliner for a sportier feel. Upgraded technology includes a premium 10-speaker audio system and 3D navigation to make it easier to find your way. Pricing starts at $27,990 for the base model and goes up to $34,980.
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The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is a comfortable and roomy sports sedan with a luxurious interior. Standard on the base Q50 is leatherette seats, an 8-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar, an 8-way power front passenger seat, and a leather-covered steering wheel. A 6-speaker audio system with HD radio and SiriusXM is also standard across the Q50 lineup.
Options include leather seats, heated front seats and steering wheel, power lumbar and torso support, and solid magnesium paddle shifters. The top trim includes standard aluminum-accented pedals and footrest, and the performance-focused Red Sport has its own unique interior. The base Q50 2.0t comes in with a starting price of $33,950. Hybrid models start a bit higher at $47,800.
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The 2017 Nissan Maxima looks good on the outside and matches that first impression with a great interior. An 8-inch color touchscreen for the infotainment system is standard and includes navigation and Apple CarPlay. Dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescopic steering column, and an 8-way power driver’s seat are also standard features even on the base Maxima. This all comes at a starting price of $32,610.
Those seeking a more luxurious experience will find it in the Maxima Platinum, which is priced from $40,040. This gets you premium Ascot leather seats with diamond-quilted inserts, heated and cooled climate-controlled front seats, heated steering wheel, and mahogany wood-tone trims.
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