2018 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: The 2018 Lexus LX now offers a “two-row” version that eliminates the third-row seats. Lexus claims that the two-row LX has almost five cubic feet more cargo capacity behind the middle-row seat than the existing three-row version. The Lexus LX 570 is a premium large SUV that is based on the same trucklike body-on-frame platform as the Toyota Land Cruiser. The two-row LX seats five and the three-row version seats eight. A 383-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 mated to an 8-speed automatic is the sole powertrain. Four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case are standard. 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 5 or 8
Drive Wheels 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Two-Row: $86,675
Three-Row: $91,675

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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2018 Lexus LX 570
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 5
100%

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Road Tests and Additional Info

Test Drive: 2017 Lexus LX 570

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