2014 Lexus LX570 Rocky Mountain Review By Dan Poler

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2014 Lexus LX570 Mountain Review

Along its refined Lexus Luxury, the LX570 is truly a business-first

By Dan Poler

Rocky Mountain

The Auto Channel

Let’s get out of the way right up front: Regardless of this review says, probably not going to buy the Lexus Lexus sold just of these mighty SUV’s in year 2013 – or about 386 a Nationwide.

The LX570 is a relic – a curiosity, a throwback to the days prestigious SUV’s led product because gas was cheap. We didn’t about things like economy, the hybrid was but a design on and the type and price of the SUV you drove yes, admit it, you did drive an said something about status.

But all that said, for it is, if we evaluate the Lexus LX570 not in to the wider market but in the context of it strives to be, it’s a remarkably vehicle. There will be a few who need great size and out of their vehicles – seating in and luxury, rugged body-on-frame proper off-road abilities, and a tow rating – but for whatever reason the traditional choice of a well-equipped pickup truck. The Lexus is one of the very few that still all of these boxes.

On first glance we can tell this is a serious off-roader – call it a crossover, because the popularity of the term, it’s certainly not. Its boxy sits high on 20-inch with rugged all-terrain providing nearly nine of ground clearance. There are a few accommodations for comfort and show – boards, a power rear Lexus’ corporate grille up – but this is a business-first vehicle.

The is the pinnacle of Lexus’ comfort Soft leather covers all surfaces. The quietness of the cabin is In addition to the driver and passenger up and comfortable seating for three in the row, a third row provides for another three (provided on the smaller side), and a series of and manual controls make or stow that third Unlike many other where the third row is stowed the cargo floor, in the LX570 it up, not down – it splits in half and is vertically along the sides of the which does sacrifice cargo space.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t on the vehicle’s controls. The Lexus has been on the market since the model year with minor updates since its and it’s starting to show. are dizzying in their placement and We particularly take exception to buttons fitted below the cluster, labeled with and abbreviations in small print, and from the driver’s view by the wheel. And the steering wheel are mounted atop the steering in such a manner that use can trigger the horn, a surprising But moreover, perhaps due to its somewhat age, the LX570 lacks of the more advanced features have come to market in the half-dozen years, features its make available. Whither the monitoring, the lane departure Want adaptive / intelligent control and forward collision You can have that, but only as an and a $1,500 one. Perhaps on a vehicle with a base north of $80,000, I suggest they should be included.

From his or her seat, the driver a commanding view of their The seating position is high and truck-like. The enormous 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed sequential shift transmission are smooth and responsive, the three-ton curb weight of the – performance could almost be as sporty, until one has need to go a corner. Steering is nicely but a little vague when and the off-road suspension leans the fairly hard during Between the vague steering and suspension, we did find that the wants to wander quite a bit on the and a good deal of attention is to maintain one’s lane. The is adjustable, and keeping it in the firmer mode does help, but every bump and seam of the is brought to one’s attention.

The same features that the vehicle a bit of a handful on the highway themselves well to control off the The full-time four-wheel drive and adjustable suspension, plus like crawl control and select are nothing short of We found the LX570 performed in the off-highway terrain we were to throw at it, including dirt, mud and The LX570 is a definitely an off-roader a highway cruiser second.

the LX570 does not shine is in its economy. With projections of 12 / 17 / 14 MPG / highway / combined, we experienced 16 MPG our time with the vehicle. has not adopted recent advances cylinder deactivation and active shutters which might to improve the big vehicle’s economy, nor the adjustable height lower the at highway speeds for less

And then there’s the cost. an eye-popping base price of yes, you get full time drive and all of the advanced off-roading but it bears mentioning that is nearly double the base of the not-very-dissimilar Toyota Sequoia. the Sequoia carries fewer comforts, like the LX570 also body-on-frame, also eight, has the same engine, and has multi-mode four-wheel drive. Or, for the same price as-built as the LX570, there’s the Mercedez-Benz – a unibody vehicle, but more on-road.

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It’s hard for us to argue the proposition of the LX570, but it’s a vehicle when not evaluated the lens of recent market and undoubtedly it’s a very choice for those select few to drive themselves and seven up the side of a mountain on a regular If you do happen to be one of those few in the market for a with these capabilities, it bears a look.


and Charges

Luxury Package: leather-trimmed interior w/ contrast driver passenger heated/ventilated with second-row heated center console mounted box, smart access key, wood-trimmed door plates rear center cover)$1,510.00

Dual-screen DVD rear-seat entertainment with wireless headphones and inputs: $2,005.00

Mark Audio System: (19-speaker surround audio system DVD-audio and DVD-video playback)$2,350.00

park assist with front and side monitor:

Delivery: $910.00

Price as $89,555.00

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