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2017 Lexus LX570

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Katerina Krjanina

 

This is a huge SUV, it is very strong, powerful and big inside and outside.

2017 Lexus LX570

8 seats

Engine

5.7-liter Premium Unleaded V8

Four Wheel Drive

Horsepower (hp)

383 hp @ 5600

Torque (lb.-ft.)

403 lb-ft @ 3,600

Fuel Economy

(CTY / HWY)

13/18 mpg

Combined 15

Transmission

8-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT)

Fuel tank (gal.)

24.6

 

Introduction

Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car maker Toyota. The Lexus brand is marketed in over 70 countries and territories worldwide. Lexus has become Japan’s largest-selling make of premium cars, and has ranked among the ten largest Japanese global brands in market value. Lexus is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.  Operational centers for Lexus are located in Brussels, Belgium, and  in the U.S. in Torrance, California.

As the flagship SUV in the Lexus lineup, the 2017 LX 570 is supremely powerful, luxurious, capable, and advanced. This Lexus SUV is ready for any adventure, or for just a quiet ride, highway cruising or navigating a demanding off-road course, the LX 570 is able to handle any situation you may need. Its tech features and interior design also ensure that you will be immensely comfortable and with plenty of space inside.  This is a huge SUV, it is very strong, powerful and big inside and outside.

Crafted to conquer demanding territories, from remote off-road driving to black-tie premieres. The 2017 LX 570 has a beautiful completely redesigned interior, large with capacity of eight-passenger seating and enhanced V8 engine performance.

Lexus started to become very popular in the past for people that didn’t want to buy luxury German Cars, especially for those who believed that during the second world war German car manufacturers like Mercedes Benz or BMW had free labor from jewish who were captured during the war. It is a sad story, but that is one of the reasons how many people in the past started to look for a luxury non-german car, and found Lexus. A Japanese alternative with all the quality, luxury features and beauty. In today’s word most people don’t think about the second world war but they still buy Lexus as it has become a very prestigious luxury car.

 

Engine and Performance

The LX 570 is charged with power and features.

 

ADVANCED POWER

A 5.7-liter V8 engine with enhanced acceleration adds to the power behind the prestige. Full-time four-wheel drive with four-wheel Active Traction Control automatically responds to changes in road conditions, sending power to the wheels that can handle the engine’s prodigious output—with no extra effort from the driver.

ON-ROAD HANDLING

Dominating rush hour as easily as rugged terrain, the LX features superior handling for everyday excursions. With a turn of a dial, Adaptive Variable Suspension monitors and adjusts the electronically controlled shock absorber settings at each wheel, depending on road surface, vehicle speed and your driving style.

ILLUMINATING TECHNOLOGY

Leading-edge safety, navigation and performance technologies make the LX as intelligent as it is elegant. To experience the next era of intuitive design, just push a button. With a single touch, the center console comes to life. Alerts are revealed from the sleek, modern lines of the deep black finish to create an atmosphere that’s as elevated as it is advanced.

THIRD-ROW SEATING

Luxury knows no bounds with an expansive, customizable cabin, third-row seat and ample cargo space.

ADVANCED MULTI-VIEW TECHNOLOGIES

The LX offers a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle’s surroundings* for added safety and peace of mind.

LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+

With the most comprehensive safety system ever offered on the LX, security comes standard.

Prices and Models

Lexus SUVs are available in 6 models:

  • NX                     $35,285
  • NX Hybrid          $39,720
  • RX                     $43,120
  • RX Hybrid          $53,035
  • GX                     $51,680
  • LX                      $89,880

Listed MSRP is for a 2017 Lexus LX 570 4WD base trim with no options. It is not a cheap car, you are close to $90,000, but it is a Lexus, it is a premium car.

Approximate MSRP Price

Model                                                                                                               Price

2017 Lexus LX570                                                                                           $89,880

Exterior

The exterior of the Lexus LX570 is very impressive, it looks very strong and powerful, it looks very tough!, ready for any war! It is also luxury and beautiful.  Lexus’ bold “spindle” grille has been spread across its entire lineup over the past few years, but its execution here seems at odds with the SUV’s rather bulbous side profile. On the other hand, the L-shaped tail lamps that stretch across its two-piece tailgate seem better integrated (the glass pops up, while the bottom section folds down to create a bench).

Exterior features include:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels. A Lexus first, the available 21-inch wheels add to the vehicle’s powerful stance.Sharp 20-inch wheel are standard, with 21s optional.
  • Electrochromic heated outside mirrors.The electrochromic (auto-dimming) outside mirrors help reduce glare from bright lights behind you. They also feature defoggers for optimal visibility.
  • Power open/close rear door. The power rear door offers remote keyless access to the rear storage area. The rear door can be raised and lowered from inside the vehicle by using a switch, or remotely with the SmartAccess fob.

 

Interior

The interior is very big, very large inside, with a lot of space, large seats with very nice leather and plenty of features. Some of the highlights of the LX 570’s interior design include the standard four-zone automatic climate control, the optional 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system and the available dual-screen rear entertainment system with two 11.6-inch screens. Audiophiles and fussy kids alike are sure to be pleased in the LX.

One aspect of the LX’s interior that continues to impress is seat comfort, at least in the first two rows. The front seats offer excellent visibility from their elevated perches, and though the second-row bottom cushions could be higher, there’s still plenty of headroom and legroom. But the three-across third row is a different story. It just isn’t wide enough for adults, and it’s difficult to access. In a vehicle as big as the LX 570, it’s fair to expect a third-row seat that’s not just for kids, and this third-row just isn’t. And problematically, the third row doesn’t fold flat. You fold it up against the side walls and that means less cargo space.

Behind the rear seats, the LX has just 9.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and when you fold the third row up against the side walls, then the second row down, that increases to 45 cubic feet. Rival SUVs provide considerably more space. The Land Rover Range Rover has 71.7 cubic feet of space and Lincoln’s Navigator EL has 103 cubic feet of maximum space.

A four-zone climate-control system allows you and your passengers to select ideal temperature settings. To help keep the air pure, an air filter helps to remove allergens and dust, and a smog sensor can automatically activate the recirculation mode.

Some of the Key Interior Features Include:

  • Semi-anline perforated leather–trimmed interior
  • Heated and ventilated 14-way driver’s and 12-way adjustable passenger front seats
  • Illuminated console
  • Four-zone climate control
  • 12.3-in. high resolution split-screen infotainment display with navigation
  • Available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system with HDMI inputs for game consoles
  • Voice command with Bluetooth®, navigation, climate, and audio controls

 

Safety

Plenty of Safety features! You will feel very safe driving or riding this car.

The 2017 Lexus LX 570 comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, trailer sway control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, second-row side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Other safety features include a 360-degree camera system, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking.

Also standard is Lexus Safety Connect emergency communications with automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, an emergency assistance button and enhanced roadside assistance.

Lexus Safety System+ Features Include:

  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Brake Assist with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Intuitive Park Assis
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • 10 Multi-Stage Airbags

 

Technology

NAVIGATION SYSTEM* WITH 12.3-INCH DISPLAY

The industry’s first 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display gives you the ability to see and do more. Providing immediate, simultaneous access to audio or climate controls and various systems including Navigation, the display offers a full-screen map for added convenience. The system also greets you with a customizable image when the ignition button is pressed. The voice-activated Navigation System can map millions of points of interest across the country and can display information in English, French or Spanish. And, in addition to offering up-to-date traffic and weather information,* 3-D city views, and simulated views of approaching highway junctions, it displays the current speed limit and can automatically identify nearby gas stations if you begin to run low on fuel.

DUAL-SCREEN REAR-SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

The available dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System enables two video sources to be viewed at the same time on LCD screens behind the front headrests. Using a single remote control, one can be used as a DVD/CD player, for instance, and the other as a game console or audio player via HDMI input. For your convenience, a wireless remote, wireless headphones* and a two-prong AC power outlet are also included.

ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM

As you approach, exterior lights illuminate to help prevent you from stepping in puddles or other potential hazards. And, to welcome you inside, the interior features white LED illumination.

SMARTACCESS

The SmartAccess key fob lets you lock and unlock your doors and start the push-button ignition—all without having to take your keys out of your pocket or purse. As soon as the sensors detect the presence of your SmartAccess key, the door unlocks when you touch a front-door handle.

BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY

In addition to easily transferring phone numbers to your vehicle, and placing and ending calls with the touch of a button, Bluetooth audio technology offers the convenience of accessing and controlling your compatible device’s entire music library and even streaming audio from website, while your device remains in your pocket.

 

Conclusion

 

If you like large crossovers and power, you will fall in love with this large SUV!

The 2017 Lexus LX 570 is a full-size SUV with seating for eight passengers. The third-row seat is a 50/50-split design that folds up against the sides of the cargo compartment when not in use.

The 2017 Lexus LX 570 is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 383 hp and 403 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is a full-time four-wheel-drive system with hill start assist, crawl control and a driver-selectable multiterrain system.

Around town, the 2017 Lexus LX 570 is amazing! a powerful and beautiful car to drive. It is not on everyone’s budget, we are talking about almost $100,000 to buy this strong toy, but for those who can afford it, it is definitely a great car!

Marco Carvajal
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