my husband just bought me this 3 days after christmas. we traded in a lx 470. this suv is out standing. it has a dvd player for the kids and a navigation system. even though it is a few inches smaller than the lx 470, you would never know it. i also love the way the back door opens. it is much easier to load groceries and packages.
The European cars are just terribly
overpriced and the American cars are
all garbage which leaves room for the
Japanese to dominate. Well Lexus
steals the show period. Nothing can
touch the design, build quality or
reliability of a Lexus. After you take
a ride in this SUV and then get into
anything else you can't help but laugh
at other carmakers and smile to
Navigation is awesome and there are
tons of compartments for storage.
Lexus should get rid of cassette decks
(so should everyone) and offer SAT
radio as an option. Living in Florida
it would be great to have air
conditioned seats as an option as well.
Was previous owner of BMW X5. This
car is better in these areas: Sound
system, climate control, NAV,
smoothness of ride, handling in snow,
general comfort, roominess, quietness
of ride, no rattles, rear camera,
reliability. I liked the X5 better
in: handling, braking, PDC, gas
mileage, sportiness, looks,
nibleness/quickness off the line.
Both are good cars, but I'll take the
Lexus for value and all-around
usability. It tows better too because
the size is better suited for it.