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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
  • Comfortable seats in the front and rear; the striking nose and headlamp array is pure Jaguar; excellent driving dynamics and fuel economy

  • Lack of final polish and attention to detail will keep the XF from the winner’s dias; cheap materials for no reason; response hole at low speeds; those wheels... ew

BMW 5 Series
  • Driving dynamics + ride comfort balance; interior refinement; active safety technology; latest connectivity and state of the art tech; practicality; drivetrain performance; fuel efficiency; more standard equipment

  • Perhaps a little bland; sporty nature not meant for all; some tech a little buggy; higher starting price

Lexus GS350
  • Finally a Lexus sedan that looks the goods; vastly improved ride and handling matches German rivals; trusty 3.5-litre V6 is refined and gutsy; superb comfort and build quality; long list of standard features including all the active safety gear

  • Taller folks will find rear seat leg and headroom tight; mouse-style infotainment controller is too fiddly;