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Upper-Large Cars Under $100k

Holden Caprice
  • Huge amount of rear leg room; impressive power delivery from new LS3 V8; jam-packed with features and still looks good on the road.

  • Fuel use has increased with new engine; no styling updates; no bi-modal exhaust option and ride can be firm at times.

Chrysler 300
  • Stupendous engine and exhaust note; tactile engine that works nicely with new eight-speed automatic; 300 SRT model jam packed with features.

  • One of the thirstiest performance sedans on the market; audible drone at highway speeds and feels heavy through corners.

Upper-Large Cars Over $100k

Porsche Panamera
  • Can now seat more than four people; Exceptional cabin quality; Clever spoiler counteracts sunroof-caused lift;

  • Rear storage little better than in the hatch; Top-shelf V8 model too quiet on the inside; Biturbo V8 diesel, E-Hybrid options seem an odd inclusion;

Mercedes-Benz S500
  • Stunning design, works better as a convertible than a coupe; S500 is all you need in a car like this; effortless power and fingertip driving ease

  • Long wheelbase means some rattles over harsher bumps; aircon can't quite cope with Australian summer temps; you had better start saving...

BMW 7 Series
  • Beautifully refined diesel engine and automatic gearbox; whisper quiet cabin with a sense of luxury; driver-focused handling but retains comfortable bump absorption

  • Some of the options are expensive; gesture control works but isn't really needed; SWB models aren't as expansive in the second row as some buyers will expect

Audi A8
  • Impressive noise insulation; secure road holding; sweet V6 diesel and powerhouse V8 engines; interior space, technology and connectivity

  • Interior isn’t a match for S-Class; ride can be a little firm over poor surfaces; expensive

Jaguar XJ
  • Design is ageing well; Cabin has enough 'special' touches; Potent supercharged V8 engine; Agile dynamics belie dimensions

  • Lacks the latest tech of its rivals; Some low-grade switchgear hurts ambience; Rear headroom; Costs a fortune