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Pros: Ergonomically, the car works!
Cons: Back seat could use a wee bit more legroom
Advice: In this car class, it comes down to what fits you best. The RL works for me with the Lexus GS 300 a close second.Cross shopped this car with the Infiniti M35 and Lexus GS300. You can't go wrong with any of the three. For me, the RL's ergonomics (and nav system) was better then the GS300 and much, much better then the M35. Sitting in the RL, everything is within easy reach and the seats are very comfortable. The nav system is the easiest of the three to use. Voice recognition is a little quirky but it also has issues in a friend's 2006 Lexus LS430 (it's still new technology needing to get the kinks out). Ride is soft yet firm. MPG is a realistic 16 MPG city (stop and go) and 26 HWY.
Pros: Keyless operation
Cons: voice recognition doesn't recognize voices very well
Advice: Buy it!Techie features are lots of fun - adaptive cruise control, auto braking, GPS with real-time traffic, keyless operation. Very solid handling even under heavy rain.