By lbjack on
2010 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Had 4Runners before and, sold on Toyota quality, decided to step up. Though not as smooth as a V8, this 6 has surprising pickup. Comfortable driving -- trips between LA and Vegas seem shorter than before. Very high-tech -- electronics are sophisticated and intuitive. Handsome interior, wood/leather trim. Deceptively large cargo space: can take 2 full-size bikes! Exterior lines are a bit frumpy, but, like the inside, beautiful fit and finish. Can confirm reviews elsewhere about road noise: pavement-to-tire noise, then wind noise at higher speed. That said, the word is still quality. Whether at home or on the road, I've found Lexus to be a better class of both car and dealership.
Reliability, beautiful interior, great sounding standard audio, lots of connectivity; thanks to FWD, deep center console storage, no rear floor hump, more cargo volume. Well-placed cup holder for lefties!
Need to work on road noise issue. Blind spot in side mirror too big. Annoying quirk of Toyota and Lexus: the audio program strip display (not the full screen) is not persistent. You should be able to just glance over and see what's playing without having to fumble around.