2019 LX 570 New Car Test Drive
The Lexus LX 570 is a large luxury SUV with true off-road capability. That's in part because it shares some running gear with the venerable Toyota Land Cruiser. For 2019 the only change is the addition of Amazon Alexa service to the infotainment system.
The LX 570 is powered by 5.7-liter V-8 making 383 horsepower, teamed with a 8-speed automatic transmission and two-speed transfer case for towing and off-roading. Its electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system has crawl control for low-speed climbing over big rocks, and a hydraulic height-adjustable suspension gives it a creamy ride.
The tall, narrow LX 570 isn't built for crossover duties. Three passengers will be snug in the second row, and in the third row, fold-down jump seats are for occasional use only.
Gas mileage is EPA-rated at 13 mpg city, 18 highway, 15 combined. Lexus recommends premium fuel. No crash-test data exists, but the LX comes with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. .
The five-seat LX 570 starts at $87,000, and comes with leather upholstery, wood trim, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, active safety tech, and a power moonroof. A package with heated and cooled front and rear seats and softer semi-aniline leather costs $1,200.
The LX 570 with jump seats in the cargo space starts at about $92,000. Options include a Mark Levinson sound system and rear-seat entertainment system..