Anyone who's ever been set up on a blind date knows phrases like "He's got a great personality" or "She's a beautiful person on the inside," are just clever ways of saying your date isn't so great looking. Thankfully, the unwritten rules of dating don't always apply to new cars. When it comes to buying a new car, inner beauty may be even more important than it is when choosing a date. It's great to have a car that looks great on the outside, but the interior is where you spend all of your time. So when choosing a car, consider its insides first.
To help you find the perfect match, here are five cars with true inner beauty:
19 City / 30 Hwy
The interior of the Regal isn't especially opulent but considering the car's $27,000 price, it does come off as slightly more upscale than other cars in its class. The optional "Cashmere" color scheme looks best because it uses dark brown accents and adds wood grain trim. Chrome rings around the gauges also add to the Regal's stylish look.
19 City / 27 Hwy
Features like MyFord Touch and a Sony audio system mean gloss black textures, touch sensitive buttons and reconfigurable LCD screens in the instrument panel are all standard. The overall look and feel is masculine and contemporary. Opting for seats in the color "Sienna" adds a little extra finesse to the Edge's cabin too.
14 City / 20 Hwy
Opinions may be divided on the QX56's exterior look, but inside it's an entirely first class experience. Gathered leather lines the doors, super-soft leather covers the cushy seats and plenty of metallic bits surround the various buttons and controls. Infiniti's signature oval clock adds a classic touch to the luxurious cabin as well.
16 City / 23 Hwy
No vehicle interior combines traditional and modern as perfectly as the Jaguar XJ. The attention to detail inside this car is stunning, even simple air vents are turned into a celebration of design. At the same time, the virtual instrument panel and pop-up, round gear selector add a futuristic flavor. Rich wood trim and plenty of chrome help communicate the XJ's heritage as well as the driver's financial status.
18 City / 26 Hwy
If the Infiniti's "more is more" style appeals to you then you might not like the Volvo S60's uncluttered cabin. The company's all-new sport sedan looks a little plain at first, but it also has an obvious design, too. The interior of the S60 has a sort of calming effect thanks to lots of open space, matte finish trim and smooth surfaces. The gauges are simple and easy to read yet still impart a sense of quality. The S60's clean, contemporary look has a sort of everyday elegance that puts it a notch above other sport sedans.
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