Take a first glance at the Lexus LX570 and you will be sure you have seen a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and of course, you are forgiven because these cars have tremendous similarities and for the right reasons, being from the same or at least related companies, Toyota and Lexus. The gentleness on the Lexus LX570 may full many to think that the car has “feminine” features, but that is not all that the SUV has to say about itself. It has great abilities on and off the road. What makes the Lexus LX570 vary from the Prado is that this car was designed with the language luxury being the prime pursuit goal.
Lexus offers the LX570 as a full-size sport utility vehicle and today three generations of the car are recorded to having been produced. The Lexus LX570 entered the market in 1996 and in 1998, the LX 470 followed suit, then there was the third generation Lexus LX570 debuted at the New York International Auto Show. The LX 570 has its fair share of modern features that make it a Sport Utility Vehicle that it is. It features a V8 engine and as a welded steel uni-body shell combined with a full-size steel ladder frame; body on frame construction, and the capacity to seat eight passengers, similar to the LX 450. In some markets, the SUV has been known as the Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Lexus LX 570 is powered by a 383-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. It is heavily related to the Land Cruiser, mechanical wise. It boasts of tremendous off-road capabilities. In addition to its truck-based design, the LX 570 features a permanent four-wheel-drive system along with respectable wheel travel and ground clearance. There's also a new electronically controlled off-road Crawl Control mode. When this feature is activated, the 570 uses its antilock brakes and electronic throttle to fearlessly descend or ascend steep, slippery slopes.
Special to the LX 570 is an electronically controlled suspension with adaptive ride height and damping control that delivers the type of buttery-smooth ride expected of the marque. It also provides a wealth of luxury goodies and as the brand's flagship SUV, the LX 570 is crammed like no other. It comes with value standard features that include 20-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, keyless ignition/entry, four-zone automatic climate control, a voice-activated hard drive navigation system, a back-up camera and Bluetooth. Options on the LX 570 include keyless ignition/entry, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system, a chilled console bin, a rear-seat entertainment system, cooled front seats, heated rear seats and adaptive cruise control.
The Lexus LX 570 is also graced with the finest interior trappings of its class. The leather upholstery and the bird's-eye maple inlays are some of the richest you'll find at any price point. The LX also offers seating for eight. Its rearmost row is most suitable for children and does not fold flat into the trunk floor. Talking about the 2010 model, one can’t avoid noting the great lengths Lexus went to provide an SUV which beats most people’s expectations. Its stands tall and is a notch higher than the rest. It has effortlessly edged out competition in the form of Renault, Toyota, Mercedes, Honda, BMW, Ford, Nissan, General Motors, Kia and other automobile and motor car companies. It boasts of an extremely confident and amazingly smooth performance, and brilliant attitude and the luxurious comfort is definitely one of the most important identity of the LX series.
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 which is a Sports Utility Vehicle available in single trim. This single trimmed model comes installed with some standard accessories such as electronically controlled suspensions, adaptive xenon head lamps, 20 inch alloy wheels, automatic adjustable ride heights, auto folding mirrors, fog lamps, power tail gats, and roof racks, automatic wipers automatic xenon head lamps and keyless entry or ignition. The interior of this model is installed with tilt and telescopic power steering column, 10 way power driver seat adjustment, power foldable second row seats, power sliding second row seats, heated front seats, eight way power adjustable passenger seats, leather upholstery and four zone automatic climate control system. It comes fitted with navigation system with real time weather, traffic updates, rear view camera, emergency telematics, audio device connectivity, AUX-In jack, nine speakers stereo system, satellite radio, i-Pod or USB jack and six CD chargers; including luxury packages such as ventilated front seats, dark shaded wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, Mark Levinson’s stereo system with 19 speakers, adaptive cruise control system, multi-view parking camera, center console with cooler feature, wood interior trim, heated second row seats and heated steering wheels.
While pricey, due to the sophisticated off-road systems, the Lexus LX 570 is a very good option for a top of the range SUV. Its many sophistications bring value and duly accorded status on the market; a top of the range modern SUV.