Lexus is coming out with the NX this fall. It should be more luxurious and powerful than the RAV4 but also quite a bit more money I would suggest the Acura RDX and the Ford Escape Tituanium are worth a look which I am going to try this week. Lexus RX350 is too big and the Nissan Rogue is raspy and seats are uncomfortable. I find the Honda CRV has too choppy a ride. However I was impressed with the Nissan Rogue's ride which is not firm. Enjoy your search!