The 2020 Lexus RX has been named to the 2019 Wards 10 Best UX List, in recognition of its improved user experience behind the wheel:
The large, horizontal display screen [of the RX] seems to hover above the instrument panel, in clear view of the driver, and the head-up display is vibrant and colorful, with turn-by-turn navigation directions if desired.
Voice controls work well, allowing drivers to change climate settings, find radio stations and program navigation destinations, even with natural speech commands.
The center screen is the main access point for numerous vehicle and comfort settings, and it can be used as a touchscreen or controlled by the mousepad ergonomically placed in the console, to the right of the shifter.
The award looks at the user-friendliness of smartphone pairing and charging, voice-control navigation, head-up displays and the effectiveness of driver-assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control and blindspot monitoring.
Each German manufacturer also featured on the Best UX List, as did vehicles from Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Range Rover and Subaru.