The 2020 Lexus LX 570
Taking a close look at the Lexus "Land Cruiser" aka the LX 570.
A few weeks ago, I featured the 2020 Lexus GX 460 right here on DriveTribe, well this time it is the big brothers turn. I have been spending the last week with the 2020 Lexus LX 570 and I am going to tell you all about it.
What you get
Built on the same chassis as the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 comes packed with a 5.7 liter V8 engine which puts out a respectable 383 horsepower and just over 400 lb-ft of torque. That V8 is matted to a 8-speed automatic transmission which allows you to select gears yourself down putting the power down to the full time four-wheel-drive system.
The interior comes packed with it all. You get a 12.3 inch color navigation system display, Panoramic view & Multi-Terrain monitors, Adaptive variable suspension with active height control, crawl control with a turn assist option, variable gear-ratio steering, and my always favorite drive mode select.
The particular LX 570 I drove came with a few additional boxes checked: The 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, dual-screen DVD rear-seat entertainment system, the Luxury Package which gives you a different leather-trimmed interior, heated/ventilated front and second row seats, the Sport package which gives you a different front grille, front spoilers and a lower rear spoiler, and some chrome accent mirror caps, LX projector door lamps, a heads up display, and the unique cool box.
Much like when I reviewed the GX 460, the interior of the LX 570 to some people be dated as the chassis has been around since 2007, but to me it just works and just like the GX 460 the LX 570 overall is just a great place to be.
The interior isn't all perfect. I personally dislike the joystick that controls the infotainment system. My giant bear claw simply wasn't gentle enough to for example select a radio station one below, I was always jumping a spot or two below or above the one I wanted to select.
The LX 570 is big. You can really feel the mass of the thing on the road. The brakes were more than up to the task to slow me down and that V8 and its 383 hp were more than able to get me going once I put my foot into it. All in all it is a great large SUV to sling around town.
Own a Lexus LX 570? Own a Lexus? Think I should have mentioned something else? Let me know in the comments below!