• Dec 21st 2007 at 9:04AM
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Lexus has added its bigger, more powerful 5.7L truck engine to its premium SUV, and as a result, the new LX 570 has a bigger price to go along with it. The upscale 'ute's base sticker grows by a knee-wobbling $6,405, starting at a rather monumental $73,800. For those scoring at home, that's about $18,000 more than the Cadillac Escalade, and within $3,000 of the top-end Mercedes GL550. While the LX 570 surpasses the outgoing LX 470 in both power and luxury, a $73,800 price tag is a substantial pill to swallow, even in this admittedly pricey segment.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      it might not be such a noticeable vehicle here but in south america most of these lexus/landcruisers come bullet proof and most of the buyers are drug traffickers and high profile politicians so if you are caught in one of those you are 1 drug traffiker or 2 politician meaning evryone stares
      • 7 Years Ago
      "This is just stupid. Whywould anybody want to pay $18000 more for this ugly thing than they would if they bought an Escalade."

      Because not all of us are gangsta thugs so we don't fit the mold of an Escalade buyer?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is just stupid. Whywould anybody want to pay $18000 more for this ugly thing than they would if they bought an Escalade.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any smart person would spend the extra money and go with the Mercedes GL550 because its engine is a lot more refined and it can handle a lot better than the truck-based Lexus. Anyway, the interior of the Merc is a lot nicer and nothing has more presence than that big Merc badge on the grille. After all, the Lexus is nothing more than an upmarket Land Cruiser.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Any smart person would buy a midsize sedan for half the money and invest the rest. Take a look at what "old money" drives... if you make your money the old fashioned way- not because of you musical/athletic/acting abilities, you figure out how to HOLD ON to money. But that's a different discussion entirely.
        Cheers and Merry Christmas.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do we get all the squeaks and rattles of the outgoing model or are they eliminated for the 10% increase?
      • 7 Years Ago

      So will there be a Lexus version of the Tundra as well? After all the Tundra is not a real work truck so they may as well launch a luxury Lexus version for poseurs.
        • 7 Years Ago
        SNAP! :)

        Will the Lexus version include all the recalls as well.....
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, Lexus won't do a pick-up. The Tundra would need too much reworking for such a low volume model. The Sequoia is getting a trim level above the Limited, IIRC called Platinum. This could be applied to the Tundra, I suppose, If they feel they need a direct counterpart to the Denali trim level.
      Christopher
      • 7 Years Ago
      yes i'd pay 75000 for this in a heart beat, after all, underneath that lexus badge is a toyota, (heck, this i actually nothing at all more than a toyota land cruiser with a big L on the front)which obsolves it from any wrong doing of being an overbearing, gas guzzling monstrosity of a vehicle. some posters on here rag on GM "fan boys"... these seem to be pretty few and far between if you ask me... seriously you know if this post were about a 10% price increase on a cadillac escalade, that it would be crucified, upside down, whipped repeatedly till it cried, then had it's head buried in the sand and body lit on fire till it died a horrible death at the hands of autoblog posters, remember we all like toyotas and can't stand anything from a domestic manufacturer (even though most of us honestly haven't so much as sat in a domestic car since Reagan was president, ok.. maybe the senior Bush for 2 or 3 of us)
      • 7 Years Ago
      The LX470 costs $101,400.00 in Canada and I have seen a few on the road.

      So whatever Toyota wants for the vehicle, somebody, somewhere will pay it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorta makes the earlier Autoblog post about GM raising their prices 1.5% mute now doesn't it!
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, no. You're supposed to say bad things about GM, and praise Toyota.

        Remember, Toyota makes those Priuses that are going to save Mother Earth by sometime next week! GM, by contrast, makes gas-guzzlers that it forces good people to buy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Since you obviously didn't pay attention in school:

        mute |myoōt| adjective
        1 refraining from speech or temporarily speechless : Irene, the talkative one, was now mute.
        • not expressed in speech : she gazed at him in mute appeal.
        • characterized by an absence of sound; quiet : the great church was mute and dark.
        • dated chiefly offensive (of a person) without the power of speech.
        2 (of a letter) not pronounced : mute e is generally dropped before suffixes beginning with a vowel.

        moot |moōt|
        adjective
        • having no practical significance, typically because the subject is too uncertain to allow a decision : it is moot whether this phrase should be treated as metaphor or not.
        • 7 Years Ago
        wow Quen, thanks for the English lesson. My apologies for posting in short-dick. Your dedication and superior use of the English language and/or it's adjective within an Automotive Blog post has helped me to see the error of my ways. Now I feel totally bummed for sleeping with the English teacher that Tuesday. Bad me, bad, bad me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I second this staement!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I haven't seen the sales figures, but I'll bet the majority of these are leased, to be driven by spouses of execs as compensation in lieu of (or in addition to) salary. Most of the ones I see are driven by tiny females, who seem lost in the expanses of sheet metal. Consequently, they don't drive very far, and their average gas mileage has to be incredibly low.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey GM fanbois, you wanna talk recalls? Look at the latest. "over 300,000 GM cars being recalled". And you guys bash on lexus for things like floormats. 'Nuff said.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a piece of crap! Maybe it will be recalled as much as the Tundra is? Escalade is so the winner in price/style/power/safety and VALUE!
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