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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
  • Stunning design on the outside, captures the essence of the 911; and stunning design on the inside, heralding a new level of technology and luxury; feels lighter on the road; warp-speed performance from Turbo

  • Road noise on 21-inch wheels not good enough for this segment; can feel dark and cave-like in the rear; centre console reflects direct sun; Australian speed limits...

Mercedes-Benz S350
  • Understated looks; comfort; interior refinement; drivetrain efficiency; class; technology

  • Large options list

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
  • Unrivalled class and sophistication; comfort at its best; ride compliance; lazy V8; more dynamic than it looks

  • Ageing interior; outdated infotainment system; not as technologically advanced as rivals; hard to argue for over a regular XJ for intended purpose; fuel economy