The RX got a 2016 makeover, with avant-garde exterior styling and advanced safety features.
Its 3.5-liter V6 is now linked to a new eight-speed automatic, delivering ample power and a commendable 22 mpg overall.
The fuel-thrifty 450h hybrid gets an excellent 29 mpg overall.
Inside, the RX is very quiet and well-finished.
Ride comfort is plush whether you get the base car on 18-inch tires or more uplevel versions with 20-inch tires.
Handling, however, is ponderous and devoid of any sporty feel, but ultimately secure.
The mouselike controller and interface require a steep learning curve.
Rear passengers get lots of leg and knee room.
All 2017 models get Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment, which includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Options include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.