2014 Lexus LX 570 review notes,pricing,specs,photos — Autoweek

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2014 Lexus LX 570 review

The 2014 Lexus LX 570 will set back $82,690 for the base Our Autoweek tester topped out at Photo by Lexus.

The 2014 LX 570 a drive system mated to a automatic transmission. Photo by

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DIGITAL EDITOR ANDREW A dying breed, this beastie; and while I’m the to shed a tear at the extinction of the traditional SUV, I’ll to coming away impressed what Lexus accomplished: The LX 570 is easy to handle, reasonably for its size and downright quick you put your foot into it. But about this thing, its size to its switchgear, just dated.

If you need to carry folks relatively short insist on Lexus luxury and to pull a Navy battleship, the Lexus LX 570 is a solid choice. If, you’re basing your solely on the fact that the has a third row of seats, trust me I say your needs will be served elsewhere. I hauled six for the better part of a weekend, and the LX 570’s massive girth, is very little room in the row, and what’s there is comfortable than in most The reason is simple: there’s a frame and powertrain under so the third row passengers essentially get a short, carpeted truck bed leather seats. Cargo is equally compromised — at cubic feet max, the LX 570 has slightly more cargo than a Ford Explorer (a that weighs 1,500 less and also has 5 more of third-row legroom).

No, I’m not suggesting full-size SUV customers are cross-shopping the Explorer. I am, making a point about the of these monster SUVs, taking fuel economy out of the equation. They’re pointless you regularly tow large loads seven or eight people A family of four would be better served with a optioned crew cab pickup, a which would give more passenger space, space and towing capacity.

Not listening, are you? Nope, convinced the only thing your family and certain annihilation is road-hugging weight, or “size” for you is better expressed in than…elsewhere. Well then, far be it for me to you out of an LX 570, a perfectly good of full-size luxury. Before you do take note of the redesigned Escalade which should be in later this year. The redesigned GM SUVs should the latest in big-rig luxury with better mileage, and space efficiency.

WEST EDITOR MARK VAUGHN: You expect to find any vestigial Land Cruiser off-road on a Lexus this big, and modern-looking, yet there they those funky flip-out third-row seats, the myriad drivetrain options (low and the body-on-frame chassis. All those are holdouts from the days Toyota made real wheelers to conquer the worst Mother Nature and the laws of had waiting. After Jeep and Rubicons, the old Toyota FJs and old, old Cruisers are the most common you see way, way out in the wilderness, in places nobody’s going to save you but and your transfer case. 2014 Lexus LX 570 reminds you of the Toyota has in the deserts and mountains of the

That is both good and

It’s good because the LX 570 could probably get you into and out of places a typical contemporary utility vehicle could download on its LED screen. The LX 570 has almost inches of ground clearance and a height-adjustable suspension it offers departure and breakover angles see you through the worst of the zombie

But while more modern SUVs have sensible, interiors that offer seats, the Land Cruiser to those flip-up seats require they be secured to the walls or to the grab handles. second and third-row seats you can carry eight people in the LX as well as 15.5 cubic of cargo. With all rear awkwardly stowed you still get 83.1 cubic feet.

proved awkward for a mountain and a week’s worth of gear I took the LX to Las Vegas. With the are flipped up the second row tended to against the first row, you wouldn’t want to hear in a $90k anything. And getting the into the back without the nice interior was a delicate

There was power aplenty the 5.7-liter V8 — 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of to move its 6,000 pounds the road — it got me pulled for speeding once, so it’ll go fast, but it wasn’t a sprightly by any means. There aren’t too things left on the road weigh 6,000 pounds and only two axles. The Lexus outweighed the Bentley Mulsanne I had a weeks ago by only a few pounds.

So, it’s inefficient. In 600 miles of I got a measly 15.8 mpg. that was mostly on Interstates at you would call “high” but even the EPA says you’ll get 17 highway and 12 city. So it’s there, too. Plus, you can see a price increase of four or grand or so over the cost of is the all-too-similar Toyota Land

So what are you going to do? Certainly not buy a Rover and spend your life on a flatbed. Maybe buy a Expedition or even a Jeep Cherokee with one of those bike racks? Or how about a Sequoia for half the price and room?

I’m sure have felt differently this if I’d gone So in that respect, this is an report. So send in the hate But how many of you are going to go off-roading in a $90,000 luxury SUV, None of you, that’s Which leads me to wonder who these? OK I looked — sold 4,625 of these year in the U.S. At $90,000 that’s over $41 million. OK, so I it makes sense now. basically really old and therefore no RD investment anymore, the LX is profitable.

Lexus LX

I hope there are some of these who do occasionally put them in 4L, and not when it rains.

2014 Lexus LX 570

Base $82,690

As-Tested Price:

Drivetrain: 5.7-liter V8; 4WD, automatic

Output: 383 hp @ 5,600 403 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm

Curb 6,000 lb

Fuel Economy City/Highway/Combined): 12/17/14 mpg

AW Observed Economy: 14.6 mpg

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