Survey says features, comfort top priority
It makes sense to hear that the top priority for car buyers is a comfortable interior.
After all, that’s where we spend an awful lot of time now a days!
UK motoring publication, What Car?, has just completed a survey of 4000 car owners and asked them to nominate their top priorities when buying a car.
It was found that indeed a comfortable and quiet interior with good features was their top priority when choosing their car (56% of respondents).
A nice cabin finished ahead of price (54%), exterior styling (47%) and fuel economy (44%).
While the publication’s expert test team has also voted on the best new car interiors of 2017…
- City car – Volkswagen up! (no longer available in Australia)
- Small car – Audi A1
- Family car – Audi A3
- Estate car – BMW 5 Series Touring
- MPV – BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
- Executive – Audi A4
- Small SUV – BMW X1
- Large SUV – Audi Q5
- Luxury SUV – Bentley Bentayga (pictured above)
- Luxury – Rolls-Royce Ghost
- Convertible – Rolls-Royce Dawn
- Coupe – Rolls-Royce Wraith
- Sports car – Audi R8
- Electric – BMW i3
- Hot hatch – Audi RS3
Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor tells us the results show a nice interior isn’t just reserved for big-spenders.
“Interior quality, comfort, refinement and overall design are crucial factors when deciding which new car to purchase.
“Car makers have got incredibly good at giving buyers beautifully-designed and built interiors, even on cars that don’t cost the earth.”