Pros: Traffic/Navigation a commuter must. Hands free Bluetooth. Sound system. Limited shiny wood. All options included.
Cons: Smaller trunk and back seat. Engine power at higher RPM's.
This car does everything well. Drives, shifts, stops, quiet, blue tooth, traffic navigation, clean lines and good set up. If you drive a car often and under all conditions (including traffic), this is the car for you. If you wear it like a Rolex, get a Lexus or BMW and park it in your driveway to impress someone.
Lexus ? You deal with those snobs doing you a favor showing you their car. I wanted an IS 350 with the Standard All Season tires and to their surprise, I wanted to select the color..... test drive ? No, they don't have any. Order one ? No, you must take what they get. Infiniti ? You like that engine noise ? Buy a Maxima SE or Altima SE-R.
Audi A6 ? Can't be driven in traffic with that constantly shifting 6 Speed Tiptronic. In traffic, you need to shift manually or use S setting. Otherwise this car overall was #2 behind the RL .
Cadillac STS or CTS ? Another group of obnoxious sales people. If they can't be nice when you're buying a car, what can you expect later.
BMW ? $50 K and leather seats are optional ? What else are they cutting back on that I can't see ? Good driveway ornament for $10K extra. The Audi drives the same and is German, if that's your thing.