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Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: 2020 Lexus RX Still Good (For Non-T-Rexes)

2020 Lexus RX 350

Lexus knows when it’s got a good thing going, and has made minimal but crucial improvements to its 2020 RX family of SUVS. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek had the chance to drive one recently and unless you have short arms, he thinks you’ll be happy with the updates, as he explains in one of our most popular car reviews of the past week.

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“We all gasped when we heard Lexus was getting a touchscreen — actually, it was a sigh of relief — because the way the previous Lexus RX controlled the non-touch display distracted drivers, requiring them to use the mouse to select a little button,” writes Bruzek. “No longer, as the 2020 RX gets a standard 8-inch touchscreen or the optional, vibrant 12.3-inch touchscreen I sampled. Lexus moved the screen 5 inches closer to the driver for 2020, though that might not be enough. I’m 6 feet tall with long arms and like to sit fairly close to the wheel, so I didn’t have a problem using the screen while driving, but the touchscreen might prove too far to be useful if you have shorter arms and/or like to sit farther back; I had to fully extend my arm to reach the far end of the screen. Oddly, Lexus’ Remote Touchpad, seen in other models, snuck into the party when no one was looking, but it’s relatively obsolete in this application because of the touchscreen, and I used it only for the menu button during my short drive. If you can’t reach the touchscreen, the touchpad is how you’ll have to control CarPlay/Android Auto; Godspeed, you poor short-armed bastard.”

The Lexus is still on the list this week but drops from first to fifth position. New to the top reviews this week is Aaron Bragman’s review of the updated 2020 Nissan Titan pickup truck.

As for videos, new to the list this week is our first look at the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. With its updated styling and high-tech features, we’re pretty big fans of the sedan and applaud Hyundai’s commitment to the segment when other manufacturers are switching gears toward SUVs. The Sonata checks in at No. 5 among our most watched videos.

Check out the top five reviews and videos of the week below.

Top 5 Reviews

1. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review: More Efficient, Less Useful

2. 2020 Subaru Outback Review: Punching Above Its Weight Class

3. 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack and Hellcat Widebody Review: Which to Buy?

4. 2020 Nissan Titan Review: No Longer a ‘Yeah, But’ Truck

5. 2020 Lexus RX Review: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Top 5 Videos

1. 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Drag-Strip Tested

2. 2020 Hyundai Palisade: Review

3. 2019 Toyota RAV4: Review

4. 2019 Compact SUV Challenge: Overview

5. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: First Look

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