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Cons: Bad front seat design
Advice: Test front seats very carefully for longer drive comfort.Great car in many ways, but front seats are not comfortable for me.
Pros: Large side view windows
Cons: Limited rear view visibility on the inside mirror
Advice: Make sure you get a great deal, they are out there!Upside: Very very smooth and quiet ride. Handles like a luxury car, but every inch a Sport-ute. Accelerates without effort. Very luscious leather seating and handsome wood trimming. Downside: Limited back space especially with the 3rd seat option. Back seats are not as comfortable. I watched the folded seats get stucked after opening the 3rd seat row at the dealers.
Pros: Adaptive Suspension System
Cons: Tilting mirrors when reversing
Advice: Extremely good value at this price point. Lexus legendary dependability.This is absolutley the quietest SUV I have ever driven. Even for Lexus this vehicle is exceptionally quiet. Comfort and luxury is ample with no body roll. I don't know how Lexus does it but this vehicle has a way of erasing the road. I must say you should watch out for the power under the hood! It's very easy to exceed the speed limit with this much power and quietness in one package.
Pros: Engine power, smoothness, whisper quiet
Cons: large window area heats up fast
Advice: Get windows tinted, premium sound - CD changer, enjoySmooth and quiet, yet roomy and utilitarian. Plenty of room for kids stuff and home maintenance, yet great leather and real wood trim make it appropriate for the country club. Sitting high up gives a great view of the road with no hood visible in front, like driving in a space pod. Rear seat is super comfortable like a limo, great for clients or business associates. Premium radio/CD changer is excellent with 7 speakers and bass woofer for a kick-ass sound. Engine performs really well, acceleration and general quiet smoothness is as good as any other luxury car ( far better than my wifes Mercedes E320 ). One touch power moon-roof is great and not too windy, even on expressway. Automatic headlights and A/C are a great features, never touch 'em. Cup holders for 6 ! even in the back seat. Interior is extra roomy, with miles of headroom ( I'm 6ft4in ), leg room, shoulder room, far superior to Mercedes ML320.
Advice: Buy a Subaru for a lot lessSmooth, quick acceleration. Don't like the look of the vehicle from behind -- back end is too high up in the air and my bottom is visible. Vehicle is priced more like a BMW but looks too much like a cheaper car, something you would expect to buy for 20 - 30K rather than 40k.