Lexus LX 450 Review — Research New & Used Lexus LX 450 Models | Edmunds

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Most think of luxury SUVs as a trend, but several of today’s name plates date to the 1990s. One of these is the Lexus LX which debuted in 1996 as the LX 450. Like most premium sport-utilities of the first the LX 450 was a true off-road vehicle just happened to be loaded luxury amenities. While owners of luxury SUVs seldom put their vehicles to the test, LX 450 owners can have the confidence in their vehicle in weather or while fighting way through the worst hazards of life, says the ’96 LX kit.

This was a more prophetic than anyone probably at the time. It is, in fact, the essence of the LX ongoing appeal: Buyers its combination of sumptuous luxury and capability and are willing to pay top dollar for it. the Lexus LX 450 wasn’t as powerful or as its LX 470 successor, it secured the company’s atop the burgeoning luxury SUV

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during the 1996 and ’97 years, the Lexus LX 450 was based on the Toyota Land Cruiser of the and thus used body-on-frame and an old-fashioned solid-axle suspension in both the front and rear. Lexus engineers specified springs for the LX 450 to give it a more ride on pavement.

The humble power source for the LX was a large-displacement 4.5-liter inline engine rated for 212 horsepower and 275 of torque. A four-speed automatic drove all four wheels a permanent four-wheel-drive system. A locking differential and high- and gearing were standard, and with hard-core off-road could get front and rear diffs as an option. Fuel ratings on the Lexus LX 450 were as as on any other SUV of that day, an EPA estimate of just 13 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the Maximum towing capacity was pounds.

Inside, Lexus designers to disguise the utilitarian Toyota by fitting supple leather and rich wood surfaces. A 50/50-split third-row seat the LX seven-passenger capacity. With seat removed and the second-row folded, the LX 450 offered 90 cubic of cargo space.


Standard highlights included an automatic system with a solar a separate heating unit for the seats, a seven-speaker cassette full power accessories and an system. Antilock brakes and front airbags were standard, but there were no airbags of any kind in the LX 450. than the differential locks, a and a six-disc CD changer (mounted in the console) were the only

Consumer reviews of the Lexus LX 450 focus on this luxury high level of off-road and impressive long-term dependability. are typically annoyed by the limited travel up front, the lack of air-conditioning ducts and inadequate provisions.

Keep in mind most of the LX 450s you come on the used car market will now very high mileage. As a purchase prices are convincingly but a thorough mechanical inspection is a before you buy. If the vehicle out clean, though, this SUV can easily take you to the 200,000-mile

Given the Lexus LX 450’s two-year run, it does a bit of hunting to find used It’s probably worth while to expand your to include 1993-’97 Land which also had the 4.5-liter Alternatively, you could search to the LX 470, which is a considerably drive, thanks largely to its V8, but command higher prices on the market.

If you are looking for older years, our used Lexus LX 450 page.



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