Lexus proves that technologically-advanced luxury vehicles can also be very reliable. It gets the top rank as the most reliable brand in our most recent annual auto reliability brand rankings. Interiors are mostly well finished; the engines are smooth and fairly powerful; and hybrid models are very fuel efficient. Newer models pay lip service by claiming to deliver sportier character, sometimes at odds with the legacy Lexus virtues of stress-free comfort. Touchpad controls for the infotainment systems are frustrating. Performance varies in our road tests.