The top ten best cars for interior and comfort

Driver Power asked UK new car buyers about their cars' interior and comfort, here are the top ten highest rated

  • Covering: Interior styling, quality of the interior finish and materials, front-seat comfort, all-round visibility from the driver’s seat, rear-seat legroom
  • Winner: Honda CR-V Mk5
  • Score: 94.66%

Honda’s popular mid-sized CR-V SUV took top spot in the interior category. Owners were particularly impressed by the quality of its interior finish and materials, and the visibility from the driving seat. 

The CR-V topped the poll in those areas, and came second overall for its rear-seat legroom. Front-seat comfort was rated seventh, while the Honda’s interior styling completed a very positive picture in this category, thanks to a ninth-place finish. 

With every element of the interior category rated in the top 10, Honda has obviously got the CR-V’s cabin spot on for the majority of its customers.

Second position in the category went to the Kia XCeed, which netted a first place for interior styling, second for front-seat comfort and third position for all-round visibility. Owners rated the quality of the XCeed’s interior finish and materials in fourth place, but the Kia’s rear-seat legroom was ranked 14th overall.

Mazda’s CX-5 took third place in this section. It was most highly rated for its interior styling, quality and good visibility. 

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“There is lots of adjustment in the front seats, and I especially love the lumbar adjustment. The CR-V’s interior has a generally high-quality design and finish.” 

Interior and comfort top 10

ModelClassOverall PositionOverall ScoreCategory Score
HONDA CR-VMid to Large SUV791.10%94.66%
KIA XCEEDSmall SUV193.31%94.07%
MAZDA CX-5Mid to Large SUV292.22%93.97%
SKODA KODIAQMid to Large SUV591.52%93.10%
KIA RIOSupermini392.18%92.90%
KIA SPORTAGEMid to Large SUV691.23%92.37%
VOLVO XC40Premium Small SUV2389.19%92.09%
PEUGEOT 3008Mid to Large SUV1390.29%91.48%
MERCEDES A-CLASSPremium Compact Family3088.78%91.36%
SEAT ATECAMid to Large SUV1090.68%91.30%
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