The Skoda Superb is big on many things: size, interior space, comfort and value for money.
In a class largely populated by upmarket rivals, the Superb undercuts the vast majority as far as initial outlay is concerned, although it doesn’t quite boast the same levels of badge prestige.
Still, buyers will be drawn to the Superb’s comfortable and refined drive, as well as its cavernous interior. Real-world fuel economy isn’t quite as good as Skoda would have you believe, mind.
While the Ghibli may command the most badge prestige of all the cars included in this top 10, that extra appeal does come at a rather serious price.
Still, your money will get you a sumptuous, if a little poorly finished, cabin, and the flagship S model’s V6 is Ferrari-derived; which makes for a nice pub fact.
Despite this, the Ghibli doesn’t offer as engaging a drive as its exotic name might suggest, and it does lag behind the established names in this segment as far as standard equipment is concerned.
Infiniti’s ageing Q70 is a bit of a tough one to recommend. While it may be fairly handsome to look at, it’s let down by a lacklustre range of engines - particularly the four-cylinder diesel - as well as an inconsistent ride and questionable handling characteristics.
It’s at least spacious inside, and relatively competitive against class rivals as far as its CO2 emissions are concerned, but as an overall package it falls short of the mark.
At least standard equipment is relatively generous - as you would expect it to be in a £34,300 car.
Rounding out our top 10 mid-sized executive saloon list is this: the Hyundai Genesis.
Priced at more than £50,000, it’s by no means cheap, but at least you’ll be treated to a comfortable ride and a wealth of standard equipment.
You’ll also be driving something that’s a bit of a rare sight on UK roads, too, and exclusivity isn’t to be sniffed at.