Acura RDX ($43,520)

We asked Acura for this last year and need to ask again for one central display screen, not two. It’s twice the distraction.

Audi A4 ($54,275)

Audi is back on its A-game with outstanding interiors. A4 was in the hunt along with Audi Q7 and TTS.

Audi A6 ($55,775)

Layered walnut wood decorative inlays still lovely, but without Virtual Cockpit the A6 lagged behind others.

Audi Q7 ($72,875)

Good visibility, easy management of systems; everything in rightful place; finger-writing scratchpad pretty cool.

Audi S7 ($95,525)

Features excellent materials, but even at this price point the S7 can’t compete with newer Audi interiors.

Audi TTS ($58,500) WINNER

Checks all our boxes for functionality, connectivity, fit-and-finish, style and comfort. This is the interior of tomorrow.

BMW 340i ($58,420)

Bluetooth pairing is fast and user-friendly; no trouble linking to Pandora; can read text messages to driver.

BMW 650i ($91,500)

Interesting and adventurous butterscotch leather, but lack of driver-assistance features knocks it from contention.

BMW 750i ($129,245) WINNER

All first-rate, from rich leather and touch-sensitive controls to second-row executive lounge seating and innovative gesture controls.

Buick Cascada ($37,385)

Not a bad second row for 2-door convertible, but human-machine interface is outdated relative to newer GM models.

Cadillac CT6 ($88,960)

Expensive, yes, until factoring in cost of two great massages daily, for four occupants; voice activation works great.

Cadillac XT5 ($63,845) WINNER

Understated wood inlays, combined with microsuede and Maple Sugar leather, make for a sweet combination.