These days, crossovers and SUVs may be all the rage, but let’s not forget that it was the car segment that pioneered comfort in the automotive realm.
Cars were the first production vehicles to employ unitary construction, where the structure of the vehicle is integrated within the body rather than requiring a separate frame. This led to lighter, stiffer, more space-efficient designs with enhanced ride and handling characteristics.
Today, new advances in materials science and suspension design, along with a more discerning consumer base, have given rise to a flock of smooth, cozy production cars, many of which won’t break the bank with gargantuan price tags.
Below is our list of the top ten most comfortable cars on the market in 2019:
While its platform is quite long-in-the-tooth, the full-size Chrysler 300 continues to impress with its cushy ride and spacious interior.
When we say “long-in-the-tooth,” we mean it; the 300’s current LD platform is little more than an updated version of the LX platform from the mid-aughts. LX, mind you, borrowed heavily from Mercedes-Benz’s W211 (early-aughts) and W220 (late-1990s) platforms, while Chrysler was still under Daimler control. Yet despite its antique underpinnings, so long as you don’t select a trim with standard 20-inch wheels, the Chrysler 300 still manages to provide superb ride comfort.
The cabin continues to be a surprisingly nice place to sit, with a luxury mentality informing the design and choice of materials. We even appreciate the (somewhat gimmicky) analog clock mounted high on the dash. It’s a nice touch.
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