Americans are spending more time than ever in their vehicles, so it's no wonder they're taking their coffee mugs, water bottles and just about anything else that holds beverages with them. Automakers have responded by providing places to set those cups.
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Occupants of the Mercedes-Benz R-class crossover, which seats six, will have no problem finding a place to set their drinks. The optional second-row center console, shown here, has two cupholders, bringing the vehicle's total to eight. That doesn't even count the four door-pocket bottle holders.
Four for two
There's not a lot of room inside the MX-5 Miata two-seater, but that didn't stop Mazda from offering four cupholders. Two cupholders in the center console can be hidden by a sliding panel when not used. Two additional cupholders in the door panels complement the interior's clean design.
Third-row occupants of the Jeep Commander needn't share cupholders with those in the second row. The third-row cupholders have been integrated into the side panels, along with the climate control switches.
Japanese automakers are known for studying how consumers use their vehicles. Honda was no exception during development of the Ridgeline. The truck has a carlike interior with six cupholders, including these two in the front center console.
Out for drinks
The subcompact Toyota Yaris will go on sale in the United States in the spring. Among the amenities is this cupholder, which pulls out from the instrument panel.
Center of things
The Ford Fusion is winning early favorable reviews for its exterior styling. But talk with Ford executives, and they will point out how sophisticated the interior design is, too. This view shows the placement of the cupholders in the center console.