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Large Cars Under $70k

ŠKODA SUPERB
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  • Sensational ride quality; Fantastic cabin and cargo area; The perfect balance of all rational requirements for an automobile

  • Styling efforts catered toward the anoraks of this world; Petrol particulate filter is new technology, reliability yet to be proven in our market; There are only 300 of them

Kia Stinger
  • Strong standard equipment for the price; Roomy and comfortable interior; Balanced all-rounder for more mundane driving

  • Awkward rear entry, egress and visibility; Boot space and utility underdone; The constant knowledge there's a bigger, badder twin-turbo V6

Holden Commodore
  • Excellent around town... ; And equally as adept on long highway runs; Turbo 2.0-litre punchy beyond its small displacement; Excellent nine-speed auto

  • Infotainment not the latest and greatest; No sat-nav; Smartphone mirroring glitchy; Dour cabin;

Large Cars Over $70k

Mercedes-Benz E250
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  • Bold new styling; potent new twin-turbo V6; impressive fuel economy; good practicality

  • Overly firm and busy ride; new V6 is too quiet; shorter and narrower than E-Class sedan

BMW 5 Series
  • Excellent interior presentation; Decent outputs and performance from the four-cylinder engine; Commendably comfortable ride

  • Showing signs of age against newer BMWs; Value is hard to quantify against the SUV range; Short warranty shows contempt for customers

Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • Captivating exterior design; Brimming with tech; Proper luxury-car ride comfort; Smooth, quiet engine

  • Compact rear seat; Can’t hide its weight when pushed; Overdue for an infotainment upgrade

Audi A6
  • Smooth, refined driveline; Superiority of air suspension ride quality; Hey look, it's not an SUV and fits my family

  • Too expensive; Sadly, the Q7 is better in the same critical areas; Dorky exterior elements rob its premium aesthetic

Jaguar XF
  • Decent performance from the 2.0-litre turbo four; Nice styling touches add a sporty flavour; Comfortable, if not class-leading, ride and handling

  • Thirsty for a four-pot, especially around town; Glitchy Apple CarPlay; Some options that should be standard at this pricepoint