With raking angles, a gaping maw and fangs under the headlights, the Lexus RX couldn’t look more aggressive if it had a mounted machine gun.
And yet, it’s a total softy. With a plush ride, smooth transmission and quiet cabin, the RX almost entirely favors serenity over speed. Both its looks and driving abilities are exceptional; it’s just the mismatch that vexes. The RX is The Rock playing the role of Mr. Rogers.
This doesn’t make the RX a bad car, just dichotomous. If you like the appearance of a Lamborghini with the ride of a Rolls, look no further.