|Premium large SUV; Built in Japan|
|Good condition price range: $30,900 – $71,800*|
2008 Lexus LX 570 Front
2008 Lexus LX 570 Rear
2008 Lexus LX 570 Interior
2008 Lexus LX 570 Profile
The redesigned “Lexus Land Cruiser” still doesn’t have quite the cachet of an Audi Q7, which could be equipped with thrifty diesel power. Nor did Lexus offer the in-your-face style of the Cadillac Escalade, which added a fuel-saving gas/electric hybrid version. Regardless, 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 the LX 570 over the Land Cruiser is Lexus’ reputation for kid-gloves customer treatment, though this benefit might not apply to used models.
The 2008 Lexus LX 570 replaced the LX 470 as the largest, most expensive sport-utility vehicle from Toyota’s luxury brand. LX 570 shared the basic redesign of the Toyota Land Cruiser. Both had three-row seating for up to eight passengers. A 383-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission supplanted the LX 470’s 268-hp 4.7-liter V8 and five-speed automatic. All-wheel drive with low-range gearing remained standard. So did a height-adjustable suspension and self-adjusting shock absorbers.
Standard safety features included antilock brakes, traction control, an antiskid system, curtain side airbags with rollover deployment, front side airbags, and second-row side airbags. Driver and passenger front knee airbags also were installed. Hill ascent/descent control was standard. Lexus’s Pre-Collision Safety System was a new option, as was remote engine starting.
A newly standard Crawl control limited speed in low range to settings of 1, 2, or 3 mph. Also newly standard were a 60/40 split power-sliding second-row seat, 50/50 power-folding third-row seat, power liftgate, four-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry/pushbutton engine start, and 20-inch wheels instead of 18s. An included navigation system with rearview camera (optional on Land Cruiser) was now available with front- and side-view cameras, too. Capable of towing as much as 8,500 pounds, the LX 570 competed against the Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
|2009 LX 570
A new Luxury Package became optional that included upgraded wood and leather trim along with a cooled center console for beverages. Otherwise, little changed for the 2009 model year on Lexus’ premium large SUV.
|2010 LX 570
The 2010 Lexus LX 570 gained the brand’s new Enform with Safety Connect assistance systems. Lexus Safety Connect includes collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assistance, and enhanced roadside assistance. This feature is standard on all LX 570s. Enform is available on models equipped with the navigation system. In addition to the Safety Connect features, Enform includes customizable navigation destinations that owners can program on their home computers and send directly to the vehicle.
|2011 LX 570
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 sees no major changes.
|2012 LX 570
There were no changes of note to the 2012 Lexus LX 570.
|2013 LX 570
The LX 570 received slightly freshened styling and an updated version of Lexus’ Enform infotainment system for 2013.
|2014 LX 570
The 2014 Lexus LX 570 was unchanged.