“The new RX makes a nice place to hang out with family or a couple of friends. The dashboard seems a hint busy at first blush, but that might be the price of lots of hard switches that work directly on the things you want to adjust, no menus required. We’ll take the switches. Beyond that, it’s mostly serene. The layout is effective and the graphics are crisp and legible throughout. The finish is first rate and the seats are firmly comfortable. The F-Sport seats, with thicker bolsters on the seat back, make it a bit more challenging to manipulate the joystick interface and other controls on the console.
“It’s roomier in back, compared to the typical compact crossover, and generally more spacious feeling than its predecessor. The power rear seat backs fold forward and flat with switches on the dash, the rear seat bottoms and just inside the hatch. A power lift gate comes standard, with memory that allows users to set its stop position as tastes or garage space demand, and it opens to expose more cargo space than you’ll find in any sedan’s trunk. The hands-free option works by waving an appendage over the Lexus logo on the back.”