Muscular yet refined V8 engine; plush cabin; useful towing capacity; standard seating for eight; effective off-road equipment
Polarizing front-end styling dominated by the spindle grille; high price; third-row seating still tight; fuel economy not improved a great deal by that new transmission
The body is slightly longer and wider. There are styling revisions inside and out for this generation's third facelift. Some modern safety features have been added, including LED headlights. A Drive Mode Select feature is new, and the suspension has more travel. The infotainment system receives an upgrade, and there's a new 8-speed automatic transmission. See the 2016 Lexus LX models for sale near you
The LX doesn't come out too well when compared with other, more modern luxury SUVs -- although Lexus reliability is always a strong point. If towing, seating and off-roading capabilities are needed along with all the plushness, then give the LX a serious look. Find a Lexus LX for sale
The 2016 Lexus LX 570 comes in one well-appointed trim level. Standard features include 20-inch wheels, adjustable-height suspension with adaptive dampers, adaptive xenon headlights, LED headlights and taillights, fog lights, a power tailgate, various off-road-ready technologies (including Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select), a Class 4 towing hitch receiver, power-folding heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, a roof rack and illuminated running boards.
The interior sports a power moonroof, keyless entry/ignition, leather upholstery, mahogany wood trim, a 14-way power driver's seat with memory, a 12-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, quad-zone automatic climate control, a power-sliding second-row seat and a power-folding third-row seat.
Tech-wise, we're looking at Bluetooth, Lexus Enform mobile app integration, Siri Eyes Free technology (enabling voice-activated features for compatible Apple devices), a 12.3-in touchscreen display (new for 2016, along with a 4.2-in driver's thin-film-transistor color display), Lexus' Remote Touch interface, navigation, a 9-speaker audio system with a CD/DVD changer, iPod/USB connectivity, HD Radio and satellite radio.
Options include 21-in wheels, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated second-row outboard seats, a heads-up display, upgraded semi-aniline leather, a rear entertainment system (with new 11.6-in dual screens), wireless smartphone charging and a 19-speaker/450-watt Mark Levinson audio system (highly recommended).
According to a new measuring system employed by Lexus, cargo space runs to 9.1 cu ft. behind the third-row seat, 24.8 cu ft. behind the second and 45 cu ft. with both rows folded down. The competition fares just as well and sometimes better. Part of the issue is that the third row has a 50/50 split and then folds up to the sides rather than into the floor.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
2017 Audi Q7 -- Seating up to seven, this is a completely new generation that makes those all-important luxury, tech and style statements.
2016 Cadillac Escalade -- The Cadillac Escalade offers plenty of tech, comfort and presence.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class -- The 3-row GLS (a new generation of the former GL) enjoys powerful twin-turbo V8s or a fuel-efficient turbodiesel V6, opulent and spacious interiors, and considerable off-road talents.
2016 Land Rover Range Rover -- This is the original luxury SUV. When members of royal families need to leave the tarmac, they do so in a Range Rover. It only seats five, but boy, are they comfortable.
Used Land Rover LR4-- The 3-row LR4 is considerably more affordable than the LX 570 to start with, and a certified pre-owned specimen will be even cheaper, yet it still provides plenty of luxury and great off-road ability.