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Today Lexus debuted the 2018 RX L, fixing the brand’s ubiquitous luxury crossover’s fatal flaw of not having a third row. American consumers will be thrilled and probably buy a crap-ton of these vehicles. But they should really be buying something else.

More specifically, they should purchase the beautiful, luxurious, three-row Toyota Alphard, as reader curbwatching points out:

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I’m more of a HiAce man myself (front engine, rear-wheel drive, diesel, manual), but I can’t argue with that a vehicle as luxurious and badass looking as the Alphard. So for your brilliant comment, curbwatching, enjoy some minivan drifts:

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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