|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA//Observed||Source|
2018 Lexus LX 570
|SUV||5.7L V8||AWD||8A||7.2 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||13/18/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SUV||5.7L V8||AWD||8A||7.0 sec||15.3 sec @ 90.8 mph||13/18/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2016 Lexus LX 570
|SUV||5.7L V8||AWD||8A||7.2 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||13/18/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SUV||5.7L V8||AWD||8A||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 89.9 mph||13/18/14 mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Lexus LX 570
|SUV||5.7L V8||AWD||6A||6.5 sec||15.1 sec @ 93 mph||12/17/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SUV||5.7L V8||AWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 90.8 mph||12/17//14.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
2008 Lexus LX 570
|SUV||5.7L V8||4x4||6A||6.7 sec||15.2 sec @ 93 mph||12/18/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
2004 Lexus LX 470
|SUV||4.7L V8||4x4||5A||9.5 sec||17.0 sec @ 79.6 mph||12/16/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1999 Lexus LX 470
|SUV||4.7L V8||4x4||4A||9.4 sec||17.2 sec @ 79 mph||12/15/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1996 Lexus LX 450
|SUV||4.5L I-6||4x4||4A||10.4 sec||17.8 sec @ 76.9 mph||12/14/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SUV||4.5L I-6||4x4||4A||10.6 sec||17.9 sec @ 76.8 mph||12/14/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Lexus LX 570
To many people, Lexus has always been associated with luxury sedans. Yet the brand also has the Lexus LX 570, a traditional SUV. The Lexus LX 570 may not be as popular as other best-selling SUVs like the Honda CR-V but it offers off-roading capabilities and spacious interiors—just don’t expect great fuel economy from this vehicle.
The LX 570 is fairly new, having been overhauled and redesigned in 2008. The said SUV offered improved handling compared to the LX 570 luxury SUV, featuring a 5.7 liter V8 engine that churned out 383 horsepower.
There were minimal changes in the 2009 model while the 2010 model featured a touchscreen display, Bluetooth integration and upgraded GPS system. The only significant change in 2013 was the spindle grille in the front of the car.
- Engine: 5.7 liter V8 engine with 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque
- Transmission: Six speed automatic
- Number of passengers: Eight
- 0 to 60 mph: 6.7 seconds
- Dimensions: 197 inches long, 77.6 inches wide, 75.6 inches tall
- Fuel efficiency ratings: 12 mpg city driving, 17 mpg highway driving
- Price: $83,180
As you could see, the latest model of the 570 is still powered by the V8 engine that powered the 2008 model of this SUV. This is also the same engine that powers the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Power generated by the engine is transferred to the wheel through its six speed automatic transmission. The 570 has impressive off-roading capabilities, although the size of the vehicle makes it hard to handle in winding roads.
Towing power is quite impressive as well, thanks to its peak torque of 403 pound-feet. It can tow up to 7,000 pounds although you’ll notice that there are no off-road accessories offered by Lexus, seemingly suggesting that this SUV is not designed for serious off-road treks.
Still, the LX 570 has a high ground clearance and its active height control allows users to raise the body by several inches. The body of the SUV may also be lowered to lessen aerodynamic drag whenever it is moving at higher speeds.
The SUV also features a five-mode terrain control system which a motorist can use to select the right kind of traction depending on the surface, whether the vehicle is traversing paved streets or muddy areas.
The LX 570 is not really great for city driving because of its huge size. You’d have difficulty maneuvering it especially if you’re not really used to driving big cars. But your passengers would love that there is plenty of space inside the LX 570.
The other downside to driving this car is that it is a certified gas guzzler, with fuel efficiency ratings of 12 mpg for city driving and 17 mpg for highway driving.
The SUV is loaded with entertainment features inside that should make traveling a lot more comfortable and engaging. High-tech features include Bluetooth integration, navigational system, heated and ventilated seats, an updated Enform system, 19-speaker audio system, and rear seat entertainment system. The latter features dual sourcing, meaning passengers can run a gaming console and DVD player at the same time.
The 2015 LX 570 features Siri Eyes-Free Mode that enables iPhone users to control navigation and Bluetooth systems via apps.
The front seats are spacious while the second row seats have enough legroom for tall passengers. The second row can flip forward for expanded cargo space, while the third row seats rotate to the side so you can load long cargo items like ladders. However, the third row seats are not completely removable.
Upgrading to the luxury package adds features like semi-aniline leather upholstery, heated second row seats, heated steering wheel, and keyless entry with pushbutton start.
The LX 570 has the standard safety features like 10 airbags, stability control, and active head restraints. There is also a rearview camera and a front-end camera that is seemingly God-sent for drivers who would have difficulties driving this large vehicle, although this camera is an optional feature.
The high stance of the LX 570 provides drivers with a good view of the road, but it can also make it quite difficult to park the SUV as well as to see vehicles beside or behind it.
The LX 570 has never been a best-selling SUV, and even the new model may not change that fact. Obviously, car buyers are always on the lookout for a fuel efficient vehicle and the 570 has very poor fuel efficiency numbers. In comparison, the Honda CR-V can go 23/31 mpg.
Second, the lack of off-roading accessories available in this model can turn off a lot of potential buyers. It also puts to waste the good towing capability of the 570, as well as its high ground clearance.
Still, those who want a comfortable ride for their family may find the Lexus LX 570 worthy of their money.
To learn more about Lexus LX 570, visit the official Lexus website.
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