We researched several automobiles since coming off our lease for a 525 BMW. The 525 was nice but the dealership wasn't great. We wanted something similar to the BMW but did not want to be in the $50k category. We looked at the La Crosse (impressive) and the Ford Taurus (equally impressive. Both terrific cars with all the bells and whistles but the Lexus appeared to be the industry standard for luxury, comfort and performance. Dealership is also over-the-top for service (I bought and RX there)and sales. Helped me get out of my lease early too!
Style and looks, interior space, ride
Upgrade audio to 21st Century standards. bigger trunk of fold down seats.