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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Rivals

Jaguar XF Saloon (08-15)

4.5 out of 5 4.5

Years of criticism for being too 'traditional' and flagging sales prompted Jaguar to take a radical step when replacing the S-Type. The Jaguar XF has hints of previous Jaguars in details of its design, but looks and feels every inch a modern, upmarket saloon.The interior is wonderfully stylish and despite actually containing more wood than any... read more

PROS

  • Modern and elegant styling
  • Unique interior
  • Supremely comfortable
  • Classier image than a BMW or a Mercedes

CONS

  • Rear seat space a little cramped

Audi A6 Avant (05-11)

4 out of 5 4.0

The estate version of Audi's large executive four-door model is the bigger seller of the two thanks to its increased space and versatility. It's an alternative to cars like the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring but offers better equipment levels and more affordable prices, making it a clever buy for those who aren't swayed by badges. read more

PROS

Wide choice of engines, superbly built interior, extremely comfortable long distance cruiser

CONS

Not particularly exhilarating to drive, ordinary styling

Infiniti FX (09-18)

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Infiniti FX - or Infiniti QX70 following the brand's renaming of its models in early 2013 - is the largest car in the line-up of upmarket vehicles from Nissan's luxury car brand. It competes against the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X6 and Range Rover Sport but claims to be more driver-focused than all of the alternatives. Unlike the Cayenne and Range... read more

PROS

Strong performance, sure-footed handling, superb build quality, good value

CONS

Very firm ride, lacks image compared with rivals, diesel makes a racket when pushed

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