Written by Marco Carvajal
The Lexus LX 570 is one of the best crossovers you can drive in the year 2020. The LX is a powerful driving machine merging great qualities like luxury, power, style, large interior space, and high-level status.
As I test drive this luxury high-end crossover, the Lexus LX 570 in the roads and off-roads of Florida, I start to fall in love with its luxury spacious interior and the powerful bolt exterior style that gets everyone attention on the road. The LX 570 will make your neighbors jealous. Besides its beauty, you feel powerful when riding this large SUV with a 383 Horsepower.
The Lexus LX model initials mean “Luxury Crossover”. This full-size luxury SUV is available as a two-row or three-row, serving those who need more seats for more passengers.
The LX 570 is a masterpiece, but the ticket price is high for the average SUV buyer, starting around $86K. However, for those that can afford the LX, the pleasure and enjoyment of driving it can be very rewarding
Driving the Lexus LX 570 you can feel the power of this reliable SUV. The LX can be a dual-purpose luxury vehicle, from a short drive in the city to a long family vacation in the most adventurous off-road destination.
The history of the LX started in 1996 with its first production, based largely on the long-lasting Toyota Land Cruiser. At the present time, the LX is sold in Russia, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, the Middle East, and North America, where the related Toyota Land Cruiser is also sold. Surprisingly it is not available in Japan.
TRIMS AND OPTIONS
The LX 570 is offered in a single trim level with plenty of high-end standard features included. The Lexus LX 570 does not offer trim levels and there are not so many optional features, so every LX sold is well equipped. Buyers can select an LX with two or three rows of seats.
- LX-570 two-row, starting around $86K
- LX-570 three-row, starting around $91K
For 2021 Lexus also offers a premium LX Inspirational Series, starting around $99K
I love the LX, but there is always room for improvement. I would love to see the following features on upcoming versions of the LX
- The second and third rows with more space and versatility
- Better fuel economy, even for a luxury SUV, the current 12/16 MPG City/Highway is poor
- Lexus infotainment system could be more intuitive. The mouse-like center controller is tricky to operate, and the menu-intensive software can prove distracting
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is urgently needed
- More USB Ports! The LX 570 could have more USB charge ports. This is a big car for families and big groups, and we all need more USB ports!
- A lower-cost trim. It can be very appealing for this segment to have an LX-570 priced around 70K, can Lexus do the magic? and give us a lower-cost model?
The LX looks bolt and very strong on the outside. It looks like a massive and luxury SUV. It features 20-inch alloy wheels, a height-adjustable and adaptive suspension, automatic load leveling, adaptive automatic xenon headlights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a sunroof, running boards, a luggage rack, a power tailgate, a hitch tow. It can be compared with a war tank transformed into a stylish full-size SUV.
The LX-570 is a great car for long rides where all passengers and the driver will enjoy the spacious interior. Inside, the LX 570 comes with four-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, wood trim, heated power front seats, memory controller functions, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power outlet
The LX 570 is very appealing with a luxury cabin in leather lined with wood. Standard leather-trimmed interior features the Lexus Memory System for the driver’s seat, outside mirrors, and steering wheel. Luxury seating with a 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a 12-way adjustable front passenger seat.
The 50/50-split third-row seat design could have some improvement folding to the ground instead of the sides. Behind the rear seats, the LX has just 9.1 cubic feet of cargo space, after folding the third row up against the sidewalls increases to 45 cubic feet. Rival SUVs Provide larger cargo space.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The LX has a powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine with 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as the four-wheel-drive system with Hill Start Assist, tracking control, and a driver-selectable multi-terrain system.
5.7-liter V8 engine 383 horsepower 403 pound-feet of torque 8 speed automatic transmission
The LX 570 is capable of towing up to 7,000-lbs.
Great support from the LX’s innovative Crawl Control system fortified with Turn Assist, Hill-start Assist Control, and Variable Gear Ratio Steering. The LX’s sturdy body-on-frame structure is combined with a multi-terrain system to enhance the driver’s control over challenging, varied landscapes.
The Multi-Terrain Select System adapts to five different types of terrain
- Rock & Dirt
- Loose Rock; and
- Mud & Sand
The LX is not as fast as most of its rivals as it is a bit heavy, but the same can be said for other vehicles in this class.
Between its sophisticated suspension, smartly designed and robust tracking control system, Land Cruiser-based construction, this luxury SUV has the ability to take you virtually anywhere you may want to go.
Going off-road is where it shines the most. Forget about dirt roads and all-weather conditions and obstacles, which you would not find acceptable in most other vehicles.
With its sophisticated suspension, cleverly designed crawl control system, and rugged construction, this luxury SUV has the ability to take almost anywhere you want to go.
- Towing capacity of 7,000 lb
- V8 Engine
- 5.7 L Displacement
- 383 Horsepower
- Torque 403 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
Between its sophisticated suspension, intelligent and robust design tracking control system, Land Cruiser-based construction, this luxury Lexus SUV has the ability to take you practically anywhere you wish to go.
If you could put wings on the Lexus LS-570, then it will fly you to the moon.
Going off the road is where the LS becomes the star of the road. Forget about being careful with dirt roads and all-weather conditions or obstacles, which will be inappropriate when driving most other vehicles. The LX 570 is ready for any type of weather conditions and off-road.
One of the weak points for the LX is poor fuel economy. This is not an easy task as the LX 570 is big and strong as a war-tank but transformed into a large luxury SUV. If you buy the LX you will definitely enjoy the pleasure of driving, but every mile will count on your gas budget. This is not a good SUV for those who like to save money on gas.
12 MPG City
16 MPG Highway
The LS-570 includes a luxury high-tech 12.3-inch information and entertainment screen. It is linked to the Lexus remote touch interface, which uses a mouse driver as in the center console. The 12.3-inch infotainment screen. It is tied to the Lexus remote touch interface, which uses a mouse controller as in the center console. Many users had difficulties using it as it can be difficult to select the proper commands with the controller. The system can be improved becoming more user-friendly. The lack of Apple car play and Android auto is something we all expect to see on a new LX edition in the future.
The 12.3-inch screen infotainment system uses Lexus interface with a navigation system, voice controls, the Lexus Enform suite of smartphone-based services, the Lexus Enform system, Bluetooth, and wireless connectivity. audio, and a nine-speaker audio system with HD radio and satellite radio, USB ports (front and second row), and a media player interface.
It comes standard with antilock brakes, traction control, stability control with trailer sway control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, second-row side airbags, and long-life passenger-side airbags.
The advanced standard Lexus Safety System includes:
- Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
- Intelligent High-Beam headlamps, and
- All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
The feature called, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, can maintain a specified distance from a vehicle traveling ahead. This system works with a combination of millimeter-wave radar and a front-facing camera.
The PCS system can detect vehicles and sometimes can detect pedestrians. This system can warn the driver of a possible collision and can initiate automatic braking with Brake Assist if necessary.
LDA safety system uses a camera to monitor visible lane markings on the road. If it senses the vehicle is drifting from the lane, it will convey audio-visual alerts and vibrate the steering wheel to get the driver’s attention.
Other safety features include a 360-degree camera system, lane departure alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking.
The LX comes standard with anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control with trailer roll control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, second-row side airbags, and long-lasting side airbags.
More features include the Lexus emergency system, with automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, and roadside assistance make the LX-570 one of the safest full-size SUVs.
BOTTOM LINE FOR THE LX 570
The LX 570 2020 and also 2021 version is available in two-row and three-row configurations and a few option packages you may add to this already well-equipped truck, with leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, a power moonroof, and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen.
The LX is very reliable, and it is totally worth buying if you want a large premium SUV.
The LX 570 has a solid long history. Since 1996, the LX has been evolving through its new generations, all based mostly on the long-life SUV, the prestigious, Toyota Land Cruiser that has been selling around the world since the 1950s and it is well known for its great performance in all types of roads. The Lexus LX 570 is a classic vehicle with a strong history on its side.
The LX is a safe purchase for buyers who want to keep their SUV for several years. The LX 570 should retain good value in the future with minimum depreciation.
In the same segment of Luxury full-size SUVs, we have many appealing vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz GL-class, the BMW X5, the Audi Q7, the Land Rover Range Rover, the Lincoln Navigator, the Cadillac Escalade, and the Infiniti QX80.
The competition is tough for the LX 570 and each car has pros and cons. Car-makers like Lexus must enhance full-size SUVs every year in order to appeal to new buyers.
The LX includes several features like 20-inch alloy wheels, adjustable height suspension, automatic load leveling, adapted xenon automatic headlights, exterior mirrors with automatic dimming, a sunroof, stirrups, a luggage rack, an electric rear door, and a hitch tow. On the inside, the LX 570 comes with four climate automatic control zones, leather upholstery, wood trim, electric heated front seats, memory controller functions, a rear-view mirror with automatic dimming, and a power outlet 120-volt domestic style in the cargo hold, it is a great full-size SUV. The LX Multi-Terrain Select system adapts to five different types of terrain: Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, and Mud & Sand.
Besides many pros, some of the cons of the LX are that its infotainment doesn’t include apple car play or android auto, poor fuel economy, acceleration could be better, but on the other side, the LX it’s really reliable. It is a safe purchase and it has the backup of the prestigious luxury brand Lexus. The LX is also very luxurious and comfortable inside. Passengers and driver can be sure to drive inside one of the safest full-size SUVs. It is beautiful and stylish inside and its exterior is impressive and bolt, the LX-570.