2017 Lexus LX 570

Pros: Smooth, muscular V8 power; impressive off-road capability; near library-quiet cabin; soft yet reasonably composed ride

Cons: Fuel economy; steep starting price; doesn’t offer significantly more than similar Toyota Land Cruiser

CG Says: After a major refresh last year, the 2017 Lexus LX is little changed. The Lexus Safety System + is now standard. The Lexus LX is a premium large SUV that is based on the same trucklike body-on-frame platform as the Toyota Land Cruiser. LX seats up to eight passengers in three rows of seats. A 383-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with standard 4-wheel drive is the sole powertrain. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, and Panoramic View Monitor. This “Lexus Land Cruiser” doesn’t have quite the cachet of the Audi Q7 or Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Nor does it have the in-your-face style of the Cadillac Escalade. However, LX 570 offers plenty of room, refinement, and luxury; laudable safety and performance features; and is highly capable off-road. The only reason to pay more for LX 570 over Toyota’s own Land Cruiser is Lexus’ reputation for kid-gloves customer treatment.

The Facts
Class Premium Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels four-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Base: $89,380

Base Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
383
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18

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2017 Lexus LX 570