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Large Cars Under $70k

Skoda Superb
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  • Strong petrol engine offers excellent performance; Dual-clutch auto rewards with snappy shifts; Amazing space on offer in the second row; Huge boot; Lots of clever features in the cabin

  • Some hesitation at low speeds from drivetrain; Not purebred sporty, but sporty enough because there's no RS badge

Holden Commodore
  • Handling dynamics absolutely en pointe; magnetic ride control system improves compliance on track; uprated Brembo brakes capable of track torque and GM Level 3 track certified

  • It's the end for the locally produced Commodore... that's about it

Hyundai Genesis
  • V8 engine offers plenty of power and brilliant refinement; eight-speed auto makes for great cruising; interior fit and finish is German beating; rotary dial makes media interaction easier

  • Ride and steering of the US car cannot match the level of the Australian tune; transmission can be clumsy during hard driving; poor pedal calibration

Peugeot 508
  • Diesel engine and six-speed automatic are a great combo; cabin execution and insulation is excellent; pricing is very competitive

  • Cabin storage needs to be better and smarter; visibility fore and aft is compromised by heavy pillars; real world fuel use was heavier than we expected

Large Cars Over $70k

Audi A6
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  • Classy, elegant and great looking; good sporty performance; refinement, superb ride quality and seat comfort; excellent fuel economy; lots of standard kit; dynamically strong

  • Some low-down turbo lag

Jaguar XF
  • Frugality meets refinement when driven leisurely and out on the open road; Slick road presence outside and a real sense of occasion inside; Surprisingly capable handler when you fancy some twisty road grand touring

  • Cheap plastics and switchgear remains the Jaguar curse; Turbocharged 2.0-litre four noisy and works hard for its keep; Powertrain can be caught snoozing when called to action stations; Not enough standard-fitment goodies for high Portfolio spec and options really start to stack up

BMW 5 Series
  • Genuine 50km electric range; familiar superb cabin tech and comfort; expected price parity with 530i

  • PHEVs like this are a bridging tech, let's see the full-electric 5 Series too

Lexus GS350
  • Excellent V6 engine with solid real-world economy; All-wheel-drive assuredness on icy roads; Seat comfort and interior trim; Massive boot for booty

  • Infotainment controller painful, even after a week of use; No digital speedometer; Big transmission tunnel eats into rear space