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 great
After a major update last year, the LX stays the same for 2017. See the 2017 Lexus LX models for sale near you
There are plenty of positive things to say about the competition, but the effective counterargument is always, "Lexus build quality and reliability." If an LX is what you want, we're not going to argue. Find a Lexus LX for sale
The 2017 Lexus LX 570 ($90,355) comes in one well-appointed trim level. Standard features include 20-inch wheels, an adjustable-height suspension with adaptive dampers, adaptive xenon headlights, LED head- 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-adjustable driver's seat with memory, a 12-way power-adjustable 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-inch driver's TFT color display), Remote Touch interface, navigation and 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 head-up display, upgraded semi-aniline leather, a rear-seat entertainment system (with 11.6-in dual screens), wireless smartphone charging and a 19-speaker/450-watt Mark Levinson audio system (highly recommended).
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 -- Seats up to seven. This is a completely new generation that makes those all-important luxury, tech and style statements.
2017 Cadillac Escalade -- Plenty of tech, comfort and presence.
2017 Infiniti QX80 -- Infiniti's top-of-the-line SUV is also derived from a legendary off-roader (the Nissan Patrol). It's also considerably less expensive than the LX.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class -- The 3-row GLS (the former GL) enjoys a powerful twin-turbo V8, an opulent and spacious interior, and considerable off-road talents.
2017 Land Rover Range Rover -- 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 (CPO) specimen will be even cheaper. Yet it still provides plenty of luxury and great off-road ability.