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The definitive ranking of the best and worst large cars on sale in the UK

This is the definitive ranking of the best and worst large cars on sale in the UK.

How can we make such a bold claim? Because this list isn’t just based on our opinion. We’ve compiled and analysed more than 15,000 new car reviews from 35 of the UK’s top motoring titles to produce our Expert Rating scores.

Why rely on one person’s opinion when you can have all of the top reviews gathered together in one place?

The large car sector covers an enormous range of price tags – as you’ll see below, a £30K Skoda Superb sits alongside a £300K Rolls-Royce Phantom. Alongside traditional saloons and estates, there are also sleeker liftbacks and ‘four-door coupé’ models trying to grab buyers’ interests as well.

Mercedes-AMG EQE

Very fast and comfortable - the Mercedes-AMG EQE is an impressive all-round performance package, but its interior has faced criticism.

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S has been a pioneer for electric cars, single-handedly changing the perception of EVs having poor performance and range.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is perhaps the most hotly anticipated people carrier ever, and early review scores suggest it's worth the hype.

Volkswagen ID.7

The Volkswagen ID.7 is a comfortable and tech-laden electric saloon with a great battery range, but some reviewers have found it dull to drive.

BMW i5

Reviewers agree that the talented BMW i5 is one of the most well-rounded electric saloons on the market, but rivals offer more battery range.

Mercedes-Benz EQS

A sophisticated tech-laden EV, the Mercedes-Benz EQS is a high-end saloon highlighted for its futuristic interior and class-leading battery range.

Mercedes-Benz EQE

The Mercedes-Benz EQE is a comfortable executive saloon with a very refined and tech-laden interior, but rivals are more entertaining on the road.

Citroën C5 X

The Citroën C5 X is a liftback blending the practicality of an estate with the comfort of an SUV, but alternatives are better to drive.

Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with plenty of praise for its driving dynamics and overall performance.

Ford Tourneo Connect

The Ford Tourneo Connect is a safe, roomy, versatile and comfortable people carrier, but its interior leaves room for improvement.

Genesis Electrified G80

The Genesis Electrified G80 is an electric executive saloon with class-leading interior quality, but less interior space than the standard G80.

Vauxhall Combo Life Electric

The Vauxhall Combo Life Electric is a spacious and versatile compact people carrier, but it is pricier than its Stellantis stablemates.

Citroën ë-Berlingo

The Citroën ë-Berlingo is a practical electric people carrier that is peaceful to drive, but its battery range is shorter than its rivals.

BMW i7

The electric BMW i7 saloon has the interior opulence and impressive on-board tech to justify its steep price tag, despite its polarising looks.

Audi e-tron GT

Both a relative and a rival of the Porsche Taycan, the Audi e-tron GT is an electric sports saloon that combines performance and luxury.

Volkswagen Multivan

The Volkswagen Multivan is regarded as one of the best people carriers on the market, but it is hindered by the brand's problematic infotainment.

Mercedes-Benz EQV

The Mercedes-Benz EQV is a luxurious people carrier praised for its battery range, but its steep pricing will alienate most private buyers.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is one of the most luxurious electric cars money can buy, but its ride quality is hindered by its heavy weight.

Audi RS e-tron GT

The Audi RS e-tron GT offers even more power and pace than the fast e-tron GT, but is this performance boost worth the higher price tag?

Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb has received many outstanding media reviews and awards for its practicality, design and value for money.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class improves on its predecessor in many areas, but rivals are more engaging to drive.

Lexus ES

The Lexus ES has received generally good to very good reviews from UK media sources. Consumer titles have rated it highly for its build quality, comfort and refinement, while performance-oriented titles have criticised its driving dynamics.

Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon has an Expert Rating that's pretty reasonable overall but falls well short of many of its similarly-priced rivals.

Genesis G80

The Genesis G80 is the latest challenger to the BMW 5 Series, with a luxurious cabin and plenty of technology but a lack of engine refinement.

Audi A6

The Audi A6 is an extremely capable large executive saloon and estate, with particular praise for its interior space, comfort and refinement.

DS 9

The DS 9 is a highly distinctive French-themed alternative to big-hitting German executive saloons, but is it just too exclusive?

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Just when rivals thought they had caught up to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, an all-new model arrives to raise the bar once again.

Audi A7

The Audi A7 Sportback is surprisingly practical despite sleek looks. It bristles with technology but can’t match rivals in ride and handling.

Jaguar XF

The Jaguar XF has received mostly positive media reviews, with praise for its driving dynamics and generous standard equipment levels.

Ford S-Max

The Ford S-Max is solid to drive, but ownership costs are high and it struggles to match the practicality of the latest van-based MPVs.

Bentley Flying Spur

The Bentley Flying Spur is very large, very luxurious and very powerful – although key safety kit costs extra, which is very poor form.

Audi A8

The Audi A8 saloon has received many positive media reviews, but its overall rating is dragged down by high running costs and questionable reliability.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is one of the most luxurious and spacious people carriers on sale, but these class-leading qualities come at a hefty price.

Audi RS 6

A fast five-door estate that is both comfortable and quiet, the Audi RS 6 has received very favourable reviews, but it doesn't come cheap.

Rolls-Royce Ghost

The Rolls-Royce Ghost has received plenty of positive reviews for its luxury and engineering excellence. Not cheap to run, though...

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé offers a sleeker take on BMW's usual saloon styling at the expensive of ultimate practicality.

Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding, with particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin.

Audi RS 7

The Audi RS 7 is a lavish sports saloon that offers supercar pace, but it's overshadowed by its more practical RS 6 estate sibling.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door

Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door is an extravagant luxury liftback with sports car pace and a lavish interior, but quality like this comes at a big cost.

Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is a highly potent yet practical four-door super saloon, but with styling that still divides opinions.

Lexus LS

The Lexus LS is a luxurious large saloon with some stunning interior touches, but it falls short of Mercedes S-Class standards overall.

Maserati Quattroporte

The Maserati Quattroporte is an elegant and in some models highly potent luxury four-door saloon – but some cheap cabin fittings let it down.

Maserati Ghibli

The Maserati has received mostly average media reviews, with it's biggest problem being that it has to compete against some great rivals.