i think this is the car my cousin and i took on a weekend trip (it belongs to his sister). it is FABULOUS! typical lexus with a smooth smooth ride and very comfortable interior. the front seats can be heated or cooled. the navigational system was really handy, although you can't input while the car is moving (good safety feature, but as a passenger, its inconvenient). it has keyless entry and engine start. i didn't drive it.. too scared too! but another one of my friends did and he preferred it over a bmw. i don't know how it compared to other luxury vehicles but i really liked it.