2018 lexus lx prices, reviews, & pictures

At the center of the Lexus LX570’s dashboard is a 12.3-inch multimedia screen. Its generous kích cỡ and high-res display offer a stark contrast lớn the analog clock sitting directly below, tucked between HVAC vents & above a slew of physical buttons & dials. The dash is a blend of old and new, analog & digital, modern & classic, much lượt thích the LX570 as a whole.


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Although the LX nameplate has been around since only the late 1990s, the vehicle is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, an off-road icon. The Land Cruiser is the Toyota brand’s most expensive product—by more than $30,000—with a base price of $85,860, while the three-row LX570 starts at $91,825. With a long các mục of standard luxury features, our eight-passenger thử nghiệm rig did not have a lot of add-ons. Only two items upped the final cost: a $170 cooler in the center console & a second-row dual-screen entertainment system for $2005, bringing the total lớn an even $94,000.


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Reeling in the Years

In car terms, the LX is a dinosaur when considering the age of its underpinnings và powertrain. The current-generation Land Cruiser/LX570 debuted in 2007 for the 2008 mã sản phẩm year. Since then, the big Lexus has undergone three facelifts, the most recent of which arrived for 2016, which also is the last time we tested an LX.

Part of that năm nhâm thìn update included swapping out the previous six-speed automatic transmission for an eight-speed unit. That transmission is paired with a port-injected, naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V-8 that is essentially unchanged from when it was first introduced a decade ago. It makes 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque, big numbers that are necessary to lớn move the LX570, which punished our scales to lớn the tune of 6176 pounds (a slightly lighter, two-row version is newly available for 2018).


Tip into the accelerator, & the LX570 takes a deep breath before a whirring roar takes over. But it’s not slow. On Dunlop Grand Trek PT2A rubber wrapped around 20-inch wheels, the LX steamed to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. That’s good enough to feel quick, despite significantly trailing the pack of comparable large three-row SUVs. In our testing, the Mercedes-Benz GLS450, GMC Yukon XL Denali, Cadillac Escalade, & Nissan Armada all managed times quicker than 6.0 seconds.


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Eight cylinders lugging more than three tons is not a recipe for great fuel economy. Although the mã sản phẩm earns EPA estimates of 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, và 15 mpg combined, our LX managed just 13 mpg overall and 17 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test. & while gas mileage in the teens is typical in this class, it’s also easy to understand why consumers might instead look khổng lồ a more efficient three-row crossover that isn’t based on pickup-truck underpinnings. For those loyal khổng lồ the Lexus brand, the company recently introduced a new extended-length three-row RX, which has a hybrid variant that is EPA-rated at 29 mpg combined.

The LX is not made khổng lồ hurry or hustle; it’s most comfortable cruising in a straight line. The steering is slow và buslike, with a wide on-center dead zone, và it offers zero road feel. The LX requires constant attention to lớn remain on its intended course, which makes driving, especially on the highway, more stressful than it should be. When corners are encountered, the LX reacts clumsily, with plenty of toàn thân roll.

Although the LX’s stopping distance from 70 mph is a reasonable 179 feet, braking is not without issue, either. At first slow & squishy, the brake pedal has an inflection point at which the binders grab hard, making modulation difficult.


Loaded Luxe

The interior of the LX mostly lives up to the brand’s luxury billing. The puzzle pieces that biến hóa the dash & the door panels look perfectly placed & sturdily built. Materials are high quality with real metal and pleasantly soft leather, và the layout of the controls is well designed if slightly busy.

The infotainment system’s large screen impresses with its form size and crisp resolution. Its split-screen capabilities would seem to lớn be a good idea but include some strange possible configurations. What’s the point of being able khổng lồ show the music selections on the left and right side at the same time?

Controlling the screen, however, is the biggest issue. The LX uses a floating joystick controller incorporated into the center console. It’s even worse than using a touchpad—a feature seen in other Lexus vehicles—and the controller’s vague movements và haptic feedback results in constantly overshooting the intended selections on the screen. It’s infuriating lớn use even while parked & an attention-sucking distraction while in motion.


Off-Road Chops

Behind the controller và the gearshift lever are six buttons, two hefty dials, và two switches that operate the LX’s serious off-road hardware that most crossovers can only dream of. The Lexus is true to its old-school, body-on-frame construction and features permanent four-wheel drive with a locking center differential and a two-speed transfer case. In addition to lớn Comfort, Eco, Normal, Custom, thể thao S, and thể thao S+ driving modes, the LX offers various terrain modes, including Rock, Rock và Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, and Mud & Sand.

The versatility và utility extend khổng lồ the cabin. Seating is extremely comfortable, with firm but embracing cushioning. Space in the three-person second-row bench is ample, while the three-seat third row is tight but usable.


The garage-door-size upper liftgate of the LX slowly rises up khổng lồ reveal a small cargo hold, while the lower section drops down lượt thích a tailgate. A side-panel-mounted button folds the seatbacks of the rearmost bench, which is split 50/50, while a separate switch tucks the folded units up against the sides of the cargo area. It’s an unusual thiết lập and one that’s not ideal, as the folded seats still are not completely out of the way, significantly cutting into the width of the cargo area.


The Lexus LX570 is versatile and offers an overall solid package, but its negatives will require buyers to lớn make some sacrifices. It’s luxurious & rugged, but it wears a near six-digit price tag, has some obvious Toyota parts, & isn’t the best in its class at anything. In its current form, then, the model’s aging basic kiến thiết puts it toward the back of the pack among its richly priced peers.


Specifications

2018 Lexus LX570

VEHICLE TYPEfront-engine, all-wheel-drive, 8-passenger, 4-door hatchback

PRICE AS TESTED$94,000 (base price: $91,825)

ENGINE TYPEDOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block & heads, port fuel injectionDisplacement346 in3, 5663 cm3Power383 hp
3600 rpm

TRANSMISSION8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

CHASSISSuspension (F/R): control arms/multilinkBrakes (F/R): 13.9-in vented disc/13.0-in vented discTires: Dunlop Grand Trek PT2A, 285/50R-20 112V M+S

DIMENSIONSWheelbase: 112.2 in Length: 200.0 in Width: 78.0 in Height: 75.2 in Passenger volume: 141 ft3Cargo volume: 9 ft3Curb weight: 6176 lb

C/D TEST RESULTSZero khổng lồ 60 mph: 7.2 secZero lớn 100 mph: 19.0 secZero khổng lồ 110 mph: 23.9 secRolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.4 secTop gear, 30–50 mph: 4.0 secTop gear, 50–70 mph: 5.3 secStanding ¼-mile: 15.5 sec
91 mphTop speed (governor limited): 113 mphBraking, 70–0 mph: 179 ftRoadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.75 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMYObserved: 13 mpg75-mphhighway driving: 17 mpgHighway range: 410 miles

c/d testing explained


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