While many consider the Lexus LX570 to be nothing more than a Toyota Land Cruiser with a prettier face, that’s not really true. The LX570 is a great car in its own right and here’s what makes it so.
If you’re on the market for a luxurious full-size SUV but would like to steer clear of Toyota for whatever reason, keep in mind that the Lexus LX570 is a great option. There are many reasons why that is true, most notably the fact that it dares to venture where many other cars wouldn’t dream of going. It is also superbly luxurious, functional and has that oh-so-premium feel about it that many families are looking for. Here’s what you need to know about this car.
When the Going Gets Tough, the LX570 Gets Going
Despite being offered in only one trim level, the LX570 is an eight-passenger SUV equipped with a 5.7-litre V8 that generates 383 horsepower and 403 lb.-ft. of torque. It incorporates an all-wheel drive system and the engine is paired with a pretty impressive eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine is plenty responsive and releases power steadily. While the LX570’s weight may make the engine feel lazy at times, it is an overall adequately powered SUV that gets the job done regardless of the situation.
Definitely on the Comfortable Side
The LX570’s general comfort level is among its strongest points. The driver’s seat is highly adjustable and supportive, whereas the passenger seats are almost equally accommodating. There’s ample padding on the outboard armrest, and the overall ride comfort is satisfactory. The occupants will feel only slight transfer of road and engine vibrations in the cabin thanks to the LX570’s separate body on frame construction. In fact, you can even hear the adaptive cruise control subtly actuating the throttle and brakes – it’s that quiet on the inside. It is hard to find fault with the interior material choices and assembly quality, which is typical for Lexus. Build quality is supreme.
Plenty of Modern Day Tech
One of the best things in terms of tech found in the LX570 is its stereo system, which sounds outstanding and is pretty straightforward at the same time. There’s an optional Mark Levinson audio system that’s even more impressive, and it’s very easy to make selections with the analog knob. When it comes to standard gear present in the car, expect to see a 360-degree camera system, parking sensors, blind-spot detection, lane departure alert, automatic emergency braking, and all-speed adaptive cruise control. There’s also an optional heads-up display and off-road equipment includes crawl control and four-wheel active traction control.
Worthy of Your Investment
Many will say there’s better value in competitors. But, if you’re aiming for a large-size SUV with off-roading talents that come with a four-by-four packing low range and manual locking differentials, as well as the room to fit six to eight people at the same time, the Lexus LX570 is the ideal choice. The fact of the matter is that big and bulky SUVs continue to have plenty of value in this day and age, as evidenced by the fact that LX570 sales were up year after year. If you’re itching to sit in supreme luxury while traversing streams and boulders, consider becoming part of the LX570 family of owners and enthusiasts.