Months of research and test drives came down to Flex vs. Highlander. Went with Highlander largely due to more conservative styling. Extremely quiet, comfortable car. Black after-market leather looks sharp with silver exterior. Great visibility, light steering, easy to drive. Factory tires seem questionable, prone to slipping under even light acceleration. Ride can be a bit bouncy, but overall a very refined, quality vehicle.
Nice looking inside and out. Quiet ride. If quality lives up to reputation, I will own this car for 10 years.
Sharp bumps are handled nicely, but more gentle ups and downs in the road make the car bounce and sway more than I would like. It is also clear that the tires have poor traction in wet conditions; I am worried about snow traction this winter. Highlander tends to slip.