New and Used Lexus LX 570: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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The LX is a full-size luxury SUV that is to the Toyota Land Cruiser. The LX may only like a luxury but it’s equipped with off-roading and towing ability,

For more information on the current including pricing with see our full review of the 2013 LX –and for prior years, our listings for used Lexus

Over the years, it’s in many configurations based on size, as the Lexus LX 460, LX 470, or LX 570, depending on the year. Alternatives to the LX include the Escalade, Infiniti QX80 the QX56), Land Rover Rover, and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

In the Americans couldn’t get enough of the mystique of SUVs. At the same Lexus was on the rise as a brand and its lineup of vehicles; so it seemed for the luxury brand to get a somewhat luxury-laden and refined version of the Land Cruiser—one with a more driveway cachet for suburbanites.

That’s exactly what was when the LX made its debut, for the model year. As one of the first to the Range Rover, the LX charted new for Lexus and brought the brand its truck entry. With a 4.5-liter in-line six-cylinder four-wheel drive, and solid and rear axles with locking front and rear the Lexus LX 450 was a serious truck and nearly identical in layout to the Cruiser.

Extras on the LX 450, than the badge were to mostly cosmetic items body cladding, wheels, and boards (which made the LX practical off-road, enthusiasts quick to point out), the LX did get luxury-car must-haves like climate control, premium seats, and a little more insulation. A third row of seats was but these were side-folding seats, essentially.

While the first-generation LX (LX 450) are surely less refined, powertrains have a rock-solid for durability. But for 1998, a next-generation LX was called the LX 470 and coinciding with a of the Land Cruiser.

This the LX gained a V-8 under the hood—a 4.7-liter V-8—along with new electronically controlled aids an Adaptive Variable Suspension adjustable height, which improved ride quality (as did the front suspension) while some off-road ability. generation of LX got some running along its long run—first a power boost to 235 hp and a five-speed in 2003; then with a new of the engine, making 275 hp, for 2006.

Also in 2006 Lexus standard equipment. Throughout generation, the LX offered many of the features found in the LS flagship, Nakamichi premium sound, a system, and xenon headlamps.

The current generation of the LX was introduced for the model year, as the LX 570, and a new 5.7-liter V-8, making 383 and 403 lb-ft of torque, with a automatic transmission and new electronically four-wheel drive system. The new LX shared its frame and construction the Land Cruiser, but it introduced more modern airs, Crawl Control for low-speed crawling, and a new version of the height-adjustable

Even with this generation, we found packaging not to be up to par with many other luxury SUVs. While and comfort are impressive, the LX can feel when more than adults climb in, and its third-row remain ones that up and rotate to the side—and can’t be And although the big, torquey V-8 can the LX 570 plenty quick, this vehicle’s size and weight are far out of mind when a corner when the need comes to a parking spot.

The LX 570 went on hiatus for 2012, Lexus brought it back for with more standard now including rear-seat entertainment, and ventilated seats, African trim, and a 19-speaker Mark sound system, as well as the new connectivity system.

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