Lexus RX Ward's Winner

Wards’s Auto has named the fourth-generation Lexus RX to its first-ever 10 Best User Experiences list:

Lexus has a knack for designing quiet, comfortable vehicles, and one editor describes the new RX CUV as a “calm connection to an otherwise busy world.”

That means trouble-free smartphone pairing, an outstanding color head-up display (easy to see even in bright sunlight), detailed maps and multiple ways to access menus and information, including an ergonomic palm-rest and joystick that, once learned and adjusted for a driver’s preference, becomes second nature.

Twenty eight vehicles were evaluated by the Ward’s editors, with points awarded for smartphone integration, control layouts, driver assistance technology, and overall interior materials. Other winners include the Audi Q7, BMW 7-Series, and Mercedes E-Class.