We drive the 2020 Lexus LX570

Lexus LX570
Lexus LX570

No vehicle is perfect and can do it all.

But if you could only have one vehicle on your driveway, the Lexus LX570 would be a great choice.

It is a brilliant combination of luxury and capability in one package.

It can tow a huge load, go off roading, haul a bunch of stuff, carry eight people and do 0-60 in 7.5 seconds, the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds and tops out at 137 mph.

The LX570 is basically a Toyota Land Cruiser but with more luxury.

The Land Cruiser was originally a true off roading machine that with time has become a very luxurious but still capable machine.

[adinserter name="GOOGLE AD"]The LX570 builds on that with even more amenities.

That luxury starts off with a super quiet cabin at speed.

Driving on the freeway is so stress free when you are in such a quiet place that feels like you are in a library.

That quiet cabin is aided by a very comfortable and silky ride.

High-strength construction establishes the foundation for such comfort, and it’s aided here by Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). This technology continually adjusts the shock absorber damping rates on the move, ensuring optimal comfort even as the road surface changes.

It's big
It's big

Selectable comfort, normal and sport modes allow the driver to tailor the system’s ride firmness and comfort although we found the difference in the settings to be hardly noticeable.

When you are cruising, we also enjoyed our optional 19 speaker, 450 watt Mark Levinson surround audio system.

The system was concert quality that made any music better than you have heard before.

The LX570 is a big boy and it seats 8 people comfortably.

The third row seat is a little tight for adults and getting in and out is not very graceful.

The second row is fantastic and come with power sliding cushions with reclining seat backs to give you a limousine like experience.

The seats are very comfortable
The seats are very comfortable

The driver’s seat features a 14-way power adjustment including seat cushion extender. When full 8-passenger seating is not needed, the LX 570 can open up a large useful cargo area.

With the 50/50 split power-retractable third row seat folded, the LX 570 provides 41 cu. ft. of carrying space, and this expands to 83.1 cu. ft. with the 40/20/40 split middle row folded.

The clamshell-design tailgate, which features a power upper section, is also very noteworthy and is much more versatile than a typical one-piece hatch.

The LX 570 is built to handle heavy loads and can tackle the big jobs.

The 5.7-liter V8 engine produces 383 horsepower and 403 lb.-ft. of torque and is teamed to an eight-speed automatic transmission with standard full-time four-wheel drive.

Ninety percent of peak torque comes on stream at just 2,200 rpm, giving the LX 570 exceptional responsiveness and also making it an outstanding tow vehicle.

It is rated to tow 7000 pounds. The transmission shifts so silky smooth and the Lexus is so quiet that it was difficult to note the downshift unless you were paying attention to the tachometer.

Front Cockpit
Front Cockpit

The full-time four-wheel drive system in the Lexus LX 570 is full of high tech features and employs a Torsen limited-slip locking center differential that splits the power 40:60 under normal driving conditions. The rearward power bias contributes to on-road agility. The Torsen differential responds to changing conditions, adjusting the power distribution as necessary, with no input needed from the driver. The driver can, however, lock the center differential to handle especially challenging off-road trails.

Working in concert with the 4WD system, the four-wheel Active Traction Control system (A-TRAC) helps to control wheel slip. The Multi-Terrain Select system lets the driver select the type of terrain — Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, or Mud & Sand – to optimize Active Traction Control.

A driver-selectable low range for the transmission, something many other luxury SUVs lack, provides low-speed crawling capability for handling steep off-road declines.

Shifting into low range engages Active Height Control, which raises the vehicle to increase ground clearance by two inches.

Low-range capability is augmented by Crawl Control with Turn Assist and Hill-start Assist Control.

Crawl Control carefully manipulates the throttle and brakes to help maintain a steady slow, even pace on steep declines or while maneuvering over rough, uneven or difficult surfaces.

The Hill-start Assist Control can prevent the LX 570 from rolling backward when moving from a stop on an incline.

Settings for everyone
Settings for everyone

The features make the LX570 into a goat if you are willing to take your expensive Lexus on mud, dirt and rocks.

We never got a chance to try the capability of the system but it promises to be very good.

Most good things in life are not cheap and the LX570 falls into that category.

The base price starts out at $86,480.

With a few options our LX570 came out to just over $105,000.

That is some serious cash but you will also continue to pay because when you have a 6,000 pound vehicle and a 383 hp engine, it will burn a lot of fuel.

EPA numbers for the LX570 are 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway and the LX asks for premium fuel.

If you want a vehicle that can do it all, the LX570 is a very good choice.

It is a very capable vehicle and would be at home taking you to the opera as well as Home Depot.

If you can afford the price tag and the fuel economy, there is no reason you should not go for a test drive right now because you will love it.


Standard Features:

  • 5.7L V-8 Engine
  • 8-spd auto w/OD Transmission
  • 383 @ 5,600 rpm Horsepower
  • 403 @ 3,600 rpm Torque
  • Four-wheel Drive type
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof
  • 20" machined w/painted accents aluminum Wheels
  • Front air conditioning, dual zone automatic
  • Rear air conditioning, with separate controls
  • Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
  • 2 – 1st row LCD monitor
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Windshield wipers – rain sensing
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Driver and passenger Lumbar support
  • Navigation system
  • Intuitive Park Assist Parking assist
Front head room 38 "
Rear head room 39 "
Front shoulder room 61 "
Rear shoulder room 59 "
Front hip room 59 "
Rear hip room 59 "
Front leg room 42.9 "
Rear leg room 34.4 "
Luggage capacity 9.1 Cu.Ft.
Maximum cargo capacity 83.1 Cu.Ft.
Standard seating 8
Length 200.0 "
Body width 78.0 "
Body height 75.2 "
Wheelbase 112.2 "
Ground clearance 8.9 "
Curb 6,000 Lbs.
Gross weight 7,385 Lbs.
Fuel tank capacity 24.6 Gal.
EPA mileage estimates 12 City / 16 Hwy
Base engine size 5.7 Liters
Base engine type V-8
Horsepower 383 Hp
Horsepower rpm 5,600
Torque 403 Lb-Ft.
Torque rpm 3,600
Maximum towing capacity 7,000 Lbs.
Drive type Four-Wheel
Warranty – Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000
Warrranty – Powertrain (mths/miles) 72/70,000
Warranty – Corrosion perforation (mths/miles) 72/Unlimited
Warranty – Roadside assistance (mths/miles) 48/Unlimited
Warranty – Maintenance (mths/miles) 12/10,000
Engine 5.7L V-8
Engine – valvetrain DOHC
Recommended fuel Premium Unleaded
Brakes 4-Wheel Disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) 4-Wheel
Brake assist Std
Drive type Four-Wheel
4WD shift Electronic
Exhaust Stainless Steel
Steering Rack And Pinion
Speed sensitive steering Std
Suspension tuning Regular
Ride control Std
Adaptive suspension Std
Height adjustable suspension Automatic W/Driver Control
Automatic level control 4-Corner
Front suspension type Double Wishbone
Front anti-roll bar Std
Front shocks Air
Front springs Coil
Rear suspension type Multi-Link
Rear anti-roll bar Std
Rear shocks Air
Rear springs Coil
Electronic stability system Std
Sequential shift control Std
Transmission 8-Spd Auto W/OD
Axle ratio 3.31
Traction control ABS And Driveline
Driver information center Std
Tachometer Std
Trip computer Std
Water temp gauge Std
Voltage gauge Std
Low fuel warning Std
Service interval warning Std
Lighting – glovebox Std
Lighting – map lights Front And Rear
Lighting – dome light Fade
Lighting – cargo light Std
Illuminated vanity mirrors Driver And Passenger
Rear window defogger Std
Rear view mirror Auto-Dimming Day-Night
Mirrors – visor vanity mirrors Driver And Passenger
Seatback storage pockets 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Std
Steering wheel material Leather/Genuine Wood
Air conditioning, front Dual Zone Automatic
Air filter Std
Air conditioning, rear With Separate Controls
Underseat ducts Std
Auxiliary visors Dual
Cargo concealed storage Std
Cargo net Opt
Cargo tie downs Std
Clock Analog
Cupholders Front And Rear
Gear shift knob trim Leather/Genuine Wood
Overhead console Mini With Storage
Floor console Full
Floor mats Carpeted Front And Rear
Instrumentation Analog
Oil pressure gauge Std
Airbags, frontal Driver And Front Passenger
Airbags, side impact Seat Mounted, Driver And Passenger
Airbags, side curtain Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row
Airbags, knee protection Driver And Passenger
Height adjustable safety belts Front And Rear
Seatbelt pre-tensioners Front And Rear
Exterior light control Fully Automatic
Antenna Window Grid And Fixed
Body material Fully Galvanized Steel
Paint Clearcoat Monotone
Grille trim Metal-Look W/Chrome Surround
Fog/driving lights Front
Door count 4 Doors
Rear cargo door Power Liftgate/Tailgate
Tinted windows Deep
Rear window type Fixed
Mirrors Dual Power Remote W/Tilt Down
Heated door mirrors Std
Mirrors, auto dimming Driver And Passenger
Sunroof 1st Row Regular Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass
Spoiler Lip
Roof rack Opt
Roof rails Std
Tires P285/50VR20.0 BSW AS
Wheels 20" Machined W/Painted Accents Aluminum
Spare tire and wheel Full-Size Aluminum
Windshield wipers – front Variable Intermittent
Windshield wipers – rain sensing Std
Rear window wipers Fixed Interval
Running boards Illuminated
Mud flaps Std
Headlights LED Low/High Beam
Delay off headlamps Std
Headlight washer Std
Daytime running lights Std
Exterior temperature display Std
Cruise control Std
Adaptive cruise control Std
12V DC power outlet 4
Lighter elements Front
Ashtray Std
Front windows Power
Rear windows Power
1-touch window up Front And Rear
1-touch window down Front And Rear
Programmable garage door opener Std
Fuel door release Mechanical
Remote trunk release Power
Retained accessory power Std
Head-up display Opt
Occupancy sensor Std
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Lexus Enform W/Safety Connect
Stolen-vehicle tracking Std
Door curb lights 4
Illuminated entry Std
Parking assist Intuitive Park Assist
Remote keyless entry Keyfob (All Doors)
Keyless access system Std
Panic alarm Std
Door locks Power With 2 Stage Unlock
Content theft deterrent alarm system Std
Ignition disable Std
Lane departure warning Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
First aid kit Std
Blind spot sensor Std
Low tire pressure warning Std
Radio SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan
CD player In-Dash Mounted Single
MP3 capability Std
Auxiliary input jack Std
DVD-Audio Std
Steering wheel audio controls Std
Voice recognition Std
Speakers 9
Amplifier 312W
Speed sensitive Volume Std
Entertainment system With DVD And Digital Media
Navigation system Yes With Voice Activation
1st row LCD screen 2
2nd row LCD screen 2
Bluetooth Compatibility Std
Front seat type Bucket
Standard seating 8 Passengers
Front driver seat direction controls 10-Way Power
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-Way Power
Lumbar support Driver And Passenger
Front armrests Center
Front head restraints Adjustable
Heated front seats Driver And Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Heated-Seatback
Cooled front seats Driver And Passenger
Memory Driver
Rear seats 40-20-40 Split-Bench
Rear armrest Std
Rear head restraints 3 – Adjustable
Heated rear seats Opt
Cooled rear seats Opt
3rd row seats 50-50 Split-Bench
Seat trim Leather