Best and worst executive cars 2020

Which executive cars are hitting their targets and which are falling short? Here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the models to avoid...

Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front tracking

7. Volkswagen Passat

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Next to some of the cars on this list, the Passat looks like a bit of a bargain. It gives you a spacious and practical interior, an economical 2.0-litre diesel engine and a reasonably large boot, and all for a tempting price. However, the closely related Skoda Superb is bigger and cheaper still.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia front

Alfa Romeo's latest attempt at an executive cruiser is a very strong effort. The Giulia is composed at cruising speeds and offers very engaging handling when you switch from motorways to countryside B-roads. Its interior quality isn't up with the very best, despite recent improvements to some of the materials, but our recommended Super trim won't leave you short of equipment.

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5. Audi A3 Saloon

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Audi A3 Saloon

Rather than being just a stretched version of the popular A3 Sportback hatchback, the saloon has been engineered to be more comfortable and economical in order to appeal to the junior executive market. The result is a car that offers low running costs and is excellent to drive. Just bear in mind, that there will be a new A3 in 2020.

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