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2018 Lexus LX 570

2018 Lexus LX 570
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2018 Lexus LX
  • Lexus LX 570
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    383
  • Torque @ RPM:
    403
  • Displacement:
    5.7 L
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
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When eight becomes five

First hitting the market in January of 1996, the Lexus LX nameplate has evolved through three separate generations over the years, with the latest J200 iteration arriving in 2007. Based heavily on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX is the premium Japanese brand’s take on full-size luxury SUV transport, comfortably seating up to eight passengers and offering a good deal of capability if road conditions are less than ideal. However, according to Lexus, “some customers indicated they did not use the third row and expressed a preference for more interior cargo space,” and as a result, the 2018 model year gets a bit of switch-up in the cabin. Introduced as the LX 570 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the third-row bench was tossed to accommodate more junk in the trunk, all while keeping the same capability and comfort found in the LX’s eight-seater counterparts.

Lexus says the LX 570 is aimed at “smaller families, empty nesters and multiple-vehicle households, [customers who] are more likely to travel with fewer passengers but more carry-on gear. Among the activities they enjoy are skiing, cycling, kayaking, and golf, along with such hobbies as nature photography and antique collecting. Some also wanted more versatility for carrying their dogs.” So – does the LX really work better with fewer seats and more cargo?

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Lexus LX 570.

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2018 Lexus LX 570

2018 Lexus LX 570

When eight becomes five

First hitting the market in January of 1996, the Lexus LX nameplate has evolved through three separate generations over the years, with the latest J200 iteration arriving in 2007. Based heavily on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX is the premium Japanese brand’s take on full-size luxury SUV transport, comfortably seating up to eight passengers and offering a good deal of capability if road conditions are less than ideal. However, according to Lexus, “some customers indicated they did not use the third row and expressed a preference for more interior cargo space,” and as a result, the 2018 model year gets a bit of switch-up in the cabin. Introduced as the LX 570 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the third-row bench was tossed to accommodate more junk in the trunk, all while keeping the same capability and comfort found in the LX’s eight-seater counterparts.

Lexus says the LX 570 is aimed at “smaller families, empty nesters and multiple-vehicle households, [customers who] are more likely to travel with fewer passengers but more carry-on gear. Among the activities they enjoy are skiing, cycling, kayaking, and golf, along with such hobbies as nature photography and antique collecting. Some also wanted more versatility for carrying their dogs.” So – does the LX really work better with fewer seats and more cargo?

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Lexus LX 570.

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2017 Los Angeles Auto Show – Worst In Show

2017 Los Angeles Auto Show – Worst In Show

The four-wheeled equivalents of a box-office flop

With December now upon us, the LA Auto Show opens to the public, with throngs of hungry auto lovers filing into the downtown convention center to get a glimpse of all the fresh four-wheeled offerings hot off the press. TopSpeed was there to cover all the big debuts, and we found more than a few that were worth your praise and adulation. However, for every model that impressed, LA also served up at least a few that were… let’s say problematic. Indeed, it wasn’t all roses and lollipops and rainbows in La La Land, and as such, we feel compelled to put together a smattering of offenders in the following Worst In Show list.

Most of the following entries left us with a profound sense of “meh,” while others had us questioning why they even decided to show at all. Of course, your opinions on the worst from LA might differ, so drop your picks in the comments section below!

Continue reading to learn more about our picks for Worst In Show from the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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2018 Lexus LX Two-Row Only Available in One Trim; Limited Options

2018 Lexus LX Two-Row Only Available in One Trim; Limited Options

Toyota/Lexus has a history of “mono-spec” vehicles

If you’ve ever shopped for a Toyota 86 or anything under the now-defunct Scion brand, you’ll know they only come in one trim level and options are very scarce. It’s Toyota’s way of simplifying the purchase experience while making production easier thanks to far fewer build combinations. Well, Lexus is at it again with the 2018 LX 570 Two-Row.

If you haven’t heard, Lexus is now offering its swanky LX 570 without the third-row seats at a $5,000 reduced price. The mono-spec trim accompanies the changes by including the four-zone climate control system normally included with the $1,190 Luxury Package. Unfortunately, it seems the optional heated and vented second-row seats are not available or is the dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.

Still, the 2018 Lexus LX 570 offers a laundry list of standard comfort and convenience items expected with an $85,000 price tag. Thankfully, the LX 570 Two-Row doesn’t lose any off-road prowess. It continues to come with the full-time 4WD system, locking center differential, CRAWL Control, Multi-Terrain Select, Turn Assist, and hill descent and hill start assist. The familiar 5.7-liter V-8 remains and continues to produce 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. Though it has an eight-speed automatic transmission, the LX 570 can only muster 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined on premium gas.

So what’s the big deal? Well, it provides shoppers with an easier time at dealerships since the only choices are interior and exterior color options. Unlike its competitors like the Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover, the LX might be a godsend for the indecisive.

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Eject-O Seat-O: 2019 Lexus LX Drops Third Row and $5,000 Off the Sticker

Eject-O Seat-O: 2019 Lexus LX Drops Third Row and $5,000 Off the Sticker

The LX loses a seat, the RX gains a seat

Remember when Chevrolet announced the 2018 Tahoe Custom a few months ago? It comes without the third-row seats and a $3,750 cheaper price tag. Well, Lexus is running that exact play with its biggest SUV, the LX570. For 2019, Lexus is offering the LX in a two-row version with a whopping $5,000 off the MSRP.

It’s called the Lexus LX570 Two-Row, and it will start at $84,980. The uninspired name aside, the new model is aimed at customers who don’t need seating for seven or who need extra cargo space. A positive side effect of losing the rear seats is an added 5.8 cubic feet of cargo room for a new maximum of 50.5 cubic feet. Lexus also makes the roof rack and rails standard equipment here, too.

The rest of the 2019 Lexus LX 570 remains unchanged. Power comes from the venerable but outdated 5.7-liter V-8 making 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic feeds power to the full-time 4WD system. Towing remains at 7,000 pounds, and fuel economy is stagnate at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined. Premium gas is required, but that probably isn’t a concert for shoppers willing to spend $85,000 on a full-size, body-on-frame SUV.

Lexus will continue selling the seven-passenger, three-row LX 570 alongside the new two-row version. Expect to see both 2019 versions in dealerships sometime in mid-2018.

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Motor Trend Thrashes the 2016 Lexus LX 570 Off-Road

Motor Trend Thrashes the 2016 Lexus LX 570 Off-Road

Because most owners won’t see more than a gravel parking lot

Lexus’ most expensive vehicle, the LX 670, received a welcome refresh for the 2016 model year. Underneath however, the LX still rides on the same platform it has since 2007. That’s not to say Lexus hasn’t given this dolled-up Land Cruiser some mechanical updates, but it remains one of the aging stalwarts in the Lexus lineup.

Nevertheless, the 2016 model brings a new eight-speed automatic, Lexus’ corporate Spindle Grille, a reworked interior, and a few new off-road tech bits. Well, the guys over at Motor Trend decided to test the LX 570 for all it’s worth on the rocky ledges of the Nevada desert.

Make no mistake, the LX 570 has strong roots. Its frame is shared with the Toyota Tundra and Land Cruiser and it comes with a two-speed transfer case and a locking rear differential. But with its low-hanging face and street-biased tires, there’s only so much the Lexus is up for.

Sitting in front of Caesars Palace is something it’s very much up for. In fact, the Lexus is rather good at snagging attention. It sports Lexus’ fishhook LED daytime running lights, 20-inch wheels, and chrome accents all around. But can it handle what its cousin, the Toyota Land Cruiser, can handle off the paved streets of Las Vegas?

To find out Motor Trend took both SUVs through some terribly challenging terrain. Big rock outcroppings, ledges, crevasses, and sand all made for tough trails. In fact, the Lexus takes more than a few punches to the chin, damaging its faux-chrome grille and lower fascia.

For the official outcome of the test, you’ll have to watch the video. At just under 15 minutes, the cinematic short makes for a great lunch-break reprieve. Sit back and enjoy, folks.

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2016 Lexus LX 570

2016 Lexus LX 570

Since 1995, the Lexus LX has existed as little more than a gussied-up version of the Toyota Land Cruiser. To compete with most luxury automakers in the 1990s, Lexus created its own version of the rugged Land Cruiser by adding some minor styling changes, new badges and a fancier interior, and while this formula held steady for the next 20 years, the 2016 model year finally brings some much-need attention to Lexus’ flagship SUV.

Unveiled at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance alongside the restyled 2016 Lexus GS sedan, the 2016 Lexus LX 570 not only receives a distinctive exterior to set it apart from its Toyota sibling but it also gets a new look to tie it in with the Lexus brand image. Standing as the second design update for the third-gen LX, the 2016 model year might be the most important yet as the makeover includes styling, drivetrain, interior and technology upgrades that finally makes this full-size SUV worthy of sitting in a Lexus showroom.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Lexus LX 570.

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2014 Lexus LX 570 Supercharger

2014 Lexus LX 570 Supercharger

Just like the RX crossover, the LX full-size SUV has helped define the Lexus brand in terms of luxury and capability. And the recipe was pretty much simple, blending the off-road potential and reliability of the Toyota Land Cruiser’s platform with a sumptuous and comfortable interior and rounding things off with a commanding exterior design.

Sure, the third-generation LX is getting a little old compared to its rivals, but no serious manufacturer really wants to dismiss it just yet. Its more recent facelift came for the 2013 model year, which means we’re stuck with the current layout for another couple of years, but the company’s Kuwaiti dealer decided the LX 570 needs yet another update.

You might be tempted to think we’re talking about a more luxurious version of the SUV, with gold-plated cabin inlays and maybe some Swarovski crystals here there, but that’s not the case. The appearance changes were actually done in good taste, but the most important improvement took place under the hood, where a supercharger was fitted to increase output beyond the 400-horsepower mark.

It sounds exciting yes, but don’t start dreaming just yet. This special edition LX isn’t likely to come to North America. However, that didn’t stop us from having a closer look at the vehicle and highlight all of its brand-new features.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lexus LX 570 Supercharger.

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2013 Lexus LX 570

2013 Lexus LX 570

The Lexus LX 570 is an important model that’s reaching near-icon status by delivering a blend of luxury and off-road ability that sets it apart from other $80,000 full-size SUVs. It helps define the brand and add some much-needed cool points based on its redesigned exterior and massaged features for the 2013 model year.

It is easy to dismiss the LX 570 as a big player on the super-SUV scene that also includes the Audi Q7, Infiniti QX56 and the Land Rover Range Rover. After all, the core Lexus high-dollar models like the LS and LF-A make up an increasingly slim portion of sales for the luxury heavyweight, as prices ratchet ever upwards and the competition grows increasingly fierce.

In fact, the biggest, toughest Lexus has a strong global following in high-dollar markets as diverse as Russia, North Africa and the Middle East region. The reasons are easy to fathom: unstoppable off-road, a seriously opulent interior, and the hard-earned reliability of the LX’s Land Cruiser sibling all bolstering its image.

The LX has been a fixture since launching in the U.S. exclusively in 1996 as the LX 450, a true bruiser only slightly dressed up for the occasion. The most recent iteration has been around since 2008 and is on a bit of a sales up-swing to nearly 28,000 units globally in 2012. The United States only accounted for 18 percent of that number, but remains a trend-setting market among international consumers.

As such, the 2013 model features heavily updated styling to bring the LX into the latest “spindle grille” and “arrowhead LED” styling themes embraced by the rest of Lexus line. Dozens of detail tweaks also help the LX 570 stay current with the leading luxury off-roaders.

Click past the jump for the full review of the legendary Lexus LX, plus a mega photo gallery of the new exterior and interior and a video from INKAS Armored about their bullet-proof LX 570.

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Lexus plans to offer nine new or updated products this year

2011 hasn’t been the best year for Lexus on the North American market. The world crisis combined with the massive earthquake that shook Japan to its core in March 2011 hurt the company’s sales and made it surrender its 11-year reign as the best-selling luxury brand in the United States. However, Lexus has plans to make a major comeback, announcing plans to offer nine new or updated products to hopefully increase their sales by about 21%. This translates to 240,000 units compared to 2011’s 198,552 units.

"We will grow more than any other luxury brand this year. Our base plan is 240,000. But we think we can exceed that by a pretty good margin," said Mark Templin, Lexus General Manager.

The list of new models includes the GS 350 and GS 450h sport sedans arriving in February, followed by reworked versions of the ES 350, the IS 250 and 350, the LS 460, and the 600h. The LX SUV will also be refreshed in 2012.

But the biggest news for 2012 is theLF-LC Hybrid Concept shown at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This concept will be immediately followed by a production version priced somewhere between $100,000 and $130,000.

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2012 Lexus LX 570 by JT Grey Racing

2012 Lexus LX 570 by JT Grey Racing

The 2011 SEMA Show gave JT Grey Racing the opportunity to take on Lexus’ mighty LX 570. Their package is as rough and tough as any other, ready to take on the sand-filled crusade of the Baja 1000.

The LX570 by JT Grey Racing was hooked up with a HeadFirst Design graphic design, Blue Media/3M vehicle wrap, and 6 KC Hilites- 70w carbon fiber HID off road lighting. Large 17" F-Sport forged Off-Road wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Baja TA 37"x 12.50 race tires will help it survive in any gnarly desert conditions. The interior of the LX570 was also upgraded with Sparco USA- EVO seats, a Sparco USA steering wheel, Lowrance HD7 / LMF 400 GPS navigation, and Kenwood 110 with PCI radio/intercom.

The Baja Series is no joke, so JT Grey Racing also upped the performance ante with new OE/TRD pads brakes, a King Racing Shocks suspension system, and a Flowmaster/Geiser exhaust system.

The final product looks to kill, but Toyota has already penned the Long Beach Racers Tacoma as their entrant into the Baja Series. As far as we know, the company isn’t looking to change their mind. That being said, JT Grey Racing is planning to enter the LX 570 in next year’s race.

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2011 Lexus LX570 Black Bison Edition by Wald

2011 Lexus LX570 Black Bison Edition by Wald

Tuning an SUV is something often left to companies that make them more off-road capable. Some luxury SUV platforms, like those from Land Rover, receive the ultra-luxury treatment, but have you ever seen a Lexus SUV makeover from a renowned tuner? Wald International has been building body kits and upgrading all sorts of luxury automakers offerings for years and has now set their sights on the LX570.

This big Lexus is the brother of Toyota’s legendary LandCruiser model, but receives a more elegant exterior and interior. This model is meant to compete in the big leagues with the Range Rover and Mercedes G550, but often falls to the bottom of anyone’s wish list. Sure it’s not as flashy as the other offerings, but the luxury quotient is certainly there. It is also extremely versatile in any road condition just like the G550. In order to make this car more appealing to the style conscious, Wald has given the LX570 its Black Bison makeover.

Details on the Lexus LX570 Black Bison Edition after the jump.

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TopSpeed's 10 Best High-End SUVs

TopSpeed’s 10 Best High-End SUVs

As useless as they might seem to some people, the luxury full size vehicle segment is one that is a fairly large seller in the United States. The ability to travel off the road – in most cases -, haul a family and cargo, and ride around in the lap of luxury is the quintessential American dream.

That might have been a lie, as America’s offerings in the luxury SUV market aren’t all that good compared to the rest of the world. That doesn’t mean that the U.S is lagging behind though. It might not be great, but the Cadillac Escalade is the king of bling and one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road.

So, what sort of characteristics do we look for in these monsters of the road? Obviously, they need to look good because, after all, that’s what matters most with these things. The motors need to be strong and fuel efficient, the interiors need to be built and laid out well, and they need to be able to travel in the rough stuff. There is no price cap for these vehicles.

Hit the jump to see the list.

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Asi LX 570 Invader

Asi LX 570 Invader

Lets face it, Lexus models are not exactly aggressive. They lean more towards luxury and style rather than caring so much about the mean look that makes other cars stand out. That is, until now. Famous Japanese tuner, ADI have brought forth a tuning package to buff up the Lexus LX 570 and they are determined to toughen up this pansy model.

As part of ADI’s aggressive makeover, the Lexus LX 570 with Invader package will get a redesigned front grille and a new bumper that comes with large air intakes. The package aslso utilizes quadruple fog lights, two carbon-finish elements and LED daytime running lights, two-tone finish side skirts, and a new set of bespoke rims to beef up the vehicle.

Under the hood the 5.7 liter V8 engine was tuned to deliver a total of 600 hp from a wimpy 383hp. This added training allows the full-size SUV to deal with the 0 to 62 mph sprint in less than 5 seconds which is dramatically different than the 7.4 snail run it was getting before.

Let’s just say that if we were standing next to the Lexus LX 570, we would be congratulating it on a job well done while smacking it on its ass......uh bumper.

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2010 Lexus LX570

2010 Lexus LX570

In 2008, Lexus unveiled the third-generation LX, which was a luxury-based version of the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV. The 2008 LX came with a new body, a new frame and a new engine. Two years later, Lexus is bumping up the 2010 LX 570 with new technological enhancements.

The Lexus LX 570 is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 that delivers a total of 383 hp at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 403 lb.-ft at 3,600 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a clocked 0 to 60 mph time of 7.4 seconds and a top speed that is electronically-limited to 137 mph.

The LX 570 is equipped with 10 standard airbags, including driver- and front-passenger knee airbags, front and second-row seat-mounted side airbags, Active Front Headrests, dual-swivel Adaptive Front lighting System and Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 Lexus LX570 pricing announced

2008 Lexus LX570 pricing announced

Lexus today announced the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new 2008 LX 570 luxury utility vehicle. The third-generation LX offers significantly increased performance and new safety features over the LX 470 model it replaces with a number of technological advancements and a new high-strength chassis.

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XM Radio Debuts as a Standard Feature on Lexus LX 570

XM Radio Debuts as a Standard Feature on Lexus LX 570

XM (Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation’s leading provider of satellite radio, today announced that XM Radio and XM NavTraffic capability will be standard factory-installed features on the all-new Lexus LX 570. The luxury utility vehicle featuring XM made its debut today at the 2007 New York International Auto Show.
"The nation’s most extensive lineup of satellite radio programming and real-time traffic navigation are natural additions to a luxury vehicle that promises to reach new levels," (...)

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2008 Lexus LX 570

2008 Lexus LX 570

Lexus unveiled the all-new 2008 LX 570 full-size luxury utility vehicle at a press conference today at the 2007 New York International Auto Show. The all-new third-generation LX will feature more technological advancements to provide added power, luxury, safety, roominess and both on- and off-road capability over the award-winning LX 470 it replaces.

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Lexus Announces Pricing on 2007 LX 470 Limited Edition

Lexus Announces Pricing on 2007 LX 470 Limited Edition

Lexus today announced pricing for the 2007 LX 470 Limited Edition luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV). The LX 470 Limited Edition will be available as a special option package containing unique exterior and interior features that will be priced at $410. The base manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the 2007 LX 470 will remain unchanged at $67,395.
Every LX 470 Limited Edition will receive Black Onyx exterior and color-coded scuff plates. Exterior features will include 18-inch (...)

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2007 Lexus RX470

2007 Lexus RX470

The Lexus LX 470 pioneered the segment for full-size, full-capability luxury SUVs and continues to lead in technology and quality. Burnishing its long-standing quality reputation, the LX 470 was named highest ranked Large Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle in the 2006 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM.

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2008 Lexus LX470

2008 Lexus LX470

Lexus is preparing a new installment of its top of the range off-roader. With a new sleek design and upgraded technology, the new LX will be prepared to take on the new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, or on to the “king of the hill”, the British Range Rover. Closely related to the upcoming Toyota Landcruiser, the next generation Lexus LX is expected as a 2008 year model.

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2006 Lexus Lx 470

2006 Lexus Lx 470

Lexus has added a much more powerful V8 engine to the 2006 version of its ultra-luxury SUV, the LX 470 as well as many other pieces of standard equipment.

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