Lexus sets the standard.
I have had three Lexus vehicles over the past sixteen years, and I can honestly say they have been the best cars I have ever owned. Two of the three have been sports utility vehicles, and all of them have been sturdy, dependable, and fun to drive. The SUVs are surprisingly easy on fuel consumption for being larger vehicles. They are very
low-maintenance. And of course, a huge factor: they are safe.