Lexus LX 450 Review – Research New & Used Lexus LX 450 Models | Edmunds

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Lexus LX450

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Most think of luxury SUVs as a trend, but several of today’s name plates date to the 1990s. One of these is the Lexus LX which debuted in 1996 as the LX 450. Like most premium sport-utilities of the first the LX 450 was a true off-road vehicle just happened to be loaded luxury amenities.

While owners of luxury SUVs seldom put their vehicles to the test, LX 450 owners can have the confidence in their vehicle in weather or while fighting way through the worst hazards of life, says the ’96 LX kit.

This was a more prophetic than anyone probably at the time. It is, in fact, the essence of the LX ongoing appeal: Buyers its combination of sumptuous luxury and capability and are willing to pay top dollar for it. the Lexus LX 450 wasn’t as powerful or as its LX 470 successor, it secured the company’s atop the burgeoning luxury SUV

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Sold during the 1996 and model years, the Lexus LX 450 was on the rugged Toyota Land of the time, and thus used construction and an old-fashioned solid-axle setup in both the front and However, Lexus engineers softer springs for the LX 450 to give it a forgiving ride on pavement.

The power source for the first LX was a 4.5-liter inline six-cylinder rated for 212 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of A four-speed automatic transmission all four wheels through a four-wheel-drive system. A center differential and high- and low-range were standard, and buyers hard-core off-road intentions get front and rear locking as an option.

Fuel economy ratings on the LX 450 were as dismal as on any other SUV of day, with an EPA estimate of 13 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. Maximum capacity was 5,000 pounds.

Lexus designers attempted to the utilitarian Toyota cabin by supple leather upholstery and wood surfaces. A standard third-row seat gave the LX capacity. With this removed and the second-row bench the LX 450 offered 90 cubic feet of space.

Standard equipment highlights an automatic climate system a solar sensor, a separate unit for the rear seats, a cassette stereo, full accessories and an alarm system. brakes and dual front were also standard, but were no side airbags of any in the LX 450. Other than the locks, a sunroof and a six-disc CD (mounted in the center console) the only options.

Consumer reviews of the Lexus LX 450 focus on this luxury high level of off-road and impressive long-term dependability. are typically annoyed by the limited travel up front, the lack of air-conditioning ducts and inadequate provisions.

Keep in mind most of the LX 450s you come on the used car market will now very high mileage. As a purchase prices are convincingly but a thorough mechanical inspection is a before you buy. If the vehicle out clean, though, this SUV can easily take you to the 200,000-mile

Given the Lexus LX 450’s two-year run, it does a bit of hunting to find used It’s probably worth while to expand your to include 1993-’97 Land which also had the 4.5-liter Alternatively, you could search to the LX 470, which is a considerably drive, thanks largely to its V8, but command higher prices on the market.

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