When we bought Lexus RX350, we also looked at Benz ML350, BMW X5, Infiniti Fx35. BMW X5 (2007 or later) would have made us pay an additional 10K on price. We didn't like 2006 or earlier models of BMW X5 (as 2007 is a fully remodeled one). X5 is also not very good with gas mileage. Benz ML350: Bad gas mileage, little bit lagging in trunk size. FX35: Really poor rear seat legroom, very bad trunk size. Finally Lexus won with its luxurious interior, nice mileage, smooth ride, reasonable price, pre-owned certification and warranty. It has plenty of legroom for all passengers, nice trunk size, flawless bluetooth integration, GPS, std moonroof, awesome sound system, auto trunk door opener etc.
- Sound system - GPS - Moonroof - Seat adjustment - Smooth ride - Bluetooth integration - Easy to use dashboard - Interior and Exterior design - Trunk size - Passenger legroom - Tail light
- Cup holder on the rear seat is useless if you are having 5 passengers. The cup holder is hidden behind the middle rear seat. Only if you are not using that seat, it can be used for cup holders. Otherwise there won't be any cup holders for rear passengers. - Better GPS voice recognization