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Large Cars Under $70k

  • 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 dynamics with great steering; Comfortable ride; Plentiful rear-seat space; Punchy turbo engine; Smart nine-speed auto; Well-specced for a $40K car

  • Boot space smaller than before; No paddle levers or integrated navigation; Touchscreen shrinks from SV6 and is prone to glare; Plenty of hard cabin plastics; 2.0-litre turbo missing an RS-V spec

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
  • Reduced to the same price as the 530i sedan; Versatile driving manners; Superb interior quality/presentation; Practical boot features; Strong, refined engine with ace auto; Loaded with technology

  • Rear leg room good rather than generous; E-Class All Terrain has a much bigger boot; No six-cylinder or xDrive AWD options; Expensive for a four-cylinder

Mercedes-Benz E250
  • 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

Volvo S90
  • Safety boxes pretty much all ticked; torque-rich twin-turbo diesel pulls hard; great traction and control in corners – it's actually quite fun to drive; lovely interior finishes and trim

  • The price is high, and servicing is exxy too; option costs a bit silly, including Apple CarPlay for $300 – come on, Volvo!; no drive modes to choose from

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
  • Visually stunning; Pricing undercuts competitors with a range of engines available; Ride and handling impressive, partly thanks to standard air suspension; Great new technology available, including a huge panoramic glass roof

  • The entry-level four-cylinder petrol is a bit quiet for our liking; There's no potent V6 petrol engine available for those after a sporty drive; Leg-room in the second row can be slightly compromised with front seats pushed back