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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
  • Excellent engine and exhaust note; Surprisingly good handling for such a large car; Impressive head, leg room and boot space

  • Brakes and tyres underwhelming when pushed harder; Softer suspension setup can affect stability during direction changes; Fuel consumption can be high if you like listening to that engine

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

Toyota Aurion
  • Recent update increases equipment levels; acres of interior space; engine, gearbox, and brakes all strong points

  • Recent update increases price; dated and drab cabin looking and feeling its age; firm, fidgety ride plus heavy and dull steering, and lacklustre dynamics make for a confused and unexciting driving experience

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

BMW 5 Series
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  • Effortless diesel performance; Understated but classical cabin design; Sufficient infotainment and safety tech; Ride comfort and handling compromise

  • Increased pricing; Lacks the Mercedes E-Class’ overt glamour; We understand the rationale of extra-cost options, but some here should be standard

Audi A6
  • 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