Lexus LX 570 Review

Actually, the Lexus doesn’t sell tens of thousands of these vehicles. They are way too expensive for that, though, honestly, they are without a doubt well worth the price. After debuting for the first time in the far away 2008, the LX 570 keeps on steadily adding to its loyal following. The LX 570 is an awesome SUV, befitting its mission as the best luxury off-roader. In fact, it is the best we’ve ever tested. 

The Pros

  • Hands-down the best off-roading capabilities
  • Awesome multi-terrain system with five available off-road settings
  • Crawl Control
  • Outstanding interior
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+
  • Rear seat entertainment for long trips

The Cons

  • Very poor fuel economy
  • Cramped third row
  • Sub-par infotainment
  • Very pricey 

Lexus LX 570 Overview

The Lexus LX 570 is the epitome of an old-school, full-size SUV. It’s hard to believe, but it has been around for more than 20 years now. Moreover, the vehicle hasn’t had a revamp and remodel since 2008, but sales still keep on growing each year. This isn’t your average family SUV for a fun country trips, this one is really build to trounce challenging terrain. One of only a few that can in fact handle severe off-roading and not just brag about in the ads. The 2019 Lexus LX easily glides through rough landscapes with thanks to its truck-based frame and 4WD. 

Overall, the performance, high-tech features, exemplary comfortable cabin all come together to offer you a remarkably outstanding SUV, quiet, well crafted, user-friendly with plush seating. The drawback, of course, this awesomeness has a pretty hefty price tag. 

Exterior

Exterior of Lexus LX 570

The design hasn’t been changed this year: it is still a humongous luxury SUV ready to compete with the world’s best. The Lexus trademark spindle grille  adds to the monstrosity and will immediately identify a luxury Lexus on the road. It is unmistakable and unique. The LX 570 grille is not the black mesh we’ve all gotten used by now, but rather a spindle filled with bold chrome lines. Essentially, it is a Land Cruiser with a Lexus grille attached built to go anywhere. 

Interior

Interior of Lexus LX 570

It is an upscale first-class Lexus interior: the abundance of high tech features, beyond-impeccable comfort, exceptional quality of materials, four-zone climate control, and deafening interior silence. The seats are sublime, built to keep the driver and passengers relaxed for hours. There is more than enough space for personal items and cargo, all of the controls are carefully placed with a driver-centric mindset. Overall, the cabin scores well in the luxury-SUV lineup, alongside the world’s best. 

Performance

Both the 3 and 2-row models come equipped with an outstanding 5.7-liter V8 engine capable of generating 383 hp. It is intelligently paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and 4WD. The LX 570 has a max towing capacity of seven thousand pounds. Mud, sand, rocks, rain, snow, slippery rough roads – whatever you are able to throw at it, the LX 570 will perform with ease, class and composure. The drawback? It is a humongous SUV, the fuel-economy is far from being exemplary, or even OK for that matter.  

Technology

Interior - Lexus LX 570

The LX 570 is brimming with standard features that make it stand out among luxury SUVs. The Lexus Enform Communications System is really awesome and is one of the best roadside assistance there is. You can really see that the brand is focused on adding newest cutting edge tech, and the 570 can proudly showcase the very long list of standard safety, entertainment and driver aid advanced technology. 

Value

A base price for the five-seater with two rows of seats is 87K, the eight-seater with 3 rows will start at 92 K. The loaded options will take you well over 100 000 USD. 

Seats

The Lexus LX 570 is standardly an eight-seater with the three rows of seats, and it also comes with two rows of seats made for five people. In this particular model, the seats are really made to impress. They are highly adjustable with leather upholstery with the heat and ventilation standard for the first row and optional for the second. The only serious drawback is the cramped third-row seats, which shouldn’t be the case for such huge SUV. There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors in the second row of seats. 

Climate control

One of the most exciting features – the awesome four-zone automatic climate control. 

Infotainment System

We all know that this is somehow one thing Lexus can’t seem to get right. And, unfortunately, it is still the case. Though the graphics are on-point, the Remote Touch Controller is a problem, it is frustrating navigating the menu with it. 

Storage and Space

The five-seater offers 34.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which can be bumped to 50.5 by folding them down. The 3-row model offers 9.1 cubic feet behind the third row that can be bumped to 27.3 with the last row down and to 44.7 with both of them folded. 

Comfort

Lexus LX 570

If you are buying the LX 570 for its off-roading abilities, and we assume that you are, you will be pleased. You will lose yourself in the plush supportive seats, the climate control is unbeatable, you can entertain everyone with back seat screens, and it can actually effortlessly tackle rocks, dirt, mud or sand without making the ride unpleasant. And there’s even a refrigerated cooler box to keep those sodas cool. 

Seat comfort

The seats are extremely comfortable, plush and supportive. They are surely built to accommodate passengers of different body shapes and sizes. The driver’s seat gets an excellent score and can be easily adjusted. The second-row seats don’t fall far behind and are built specifically to provide the highest level of comfort on the longest of rides. The third row is cramped for adults, the kids would love it. 

Note! If you go for the three-row model do not opt for the  rear-seat entertainment system – the displays will prevent the second-row seats from sliding all the way forward and will make it tough to access. 

Ride comfort

The LX 570 undoubtedly offers a comfortable ride of a luxury SUV. The vehicle is definitely a cut above in comfort, and the LX 570 can handle just about anything off-roading will throw at it while cocooning the passengers in its top-notch cabin. 

Quality

It is a huge vehicle, thus the ride quality will suffer in the city as maneuvering through the cramped city traffic in the LX 570 needs patience and experience.

Safety & Reliability

Safety ratings are not available at this time from the NHTSA or the IIHS which is the norm for luxury SUVs. 

Should I Buy the Lexus LX 570?

If you are looking for an awesome luxury SUV that is built to take you to the Moon and back – look no further, this is it. 

How Much Does it cost?

86 230 USD – 91 230  USD