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Lexus LX 570: A full luxury SUV that delivers it all

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For almost 20 Lexus LX models have an exceptional balance of luxury, capability and everyday usability. The LX was the first premium, full-capability three-row luxury utility and the 2014 Lexus LX 570, in 2013, continues that now sporting the bold brand-signature grille front design.

luxury buyers find an all-wheel drive crossover their needs, while requiring true off-pavement capability and high towing find those capabilities seating for up to eight in the Lexus LX It’s a luxury SUV that can the entire family on a road (or adventure, including towing the along, with its standard towing capacity thanks to its body-on-frame construction and more ample power. Its 5.7-liter 32-valve, dual VVT-I V-8 sequential Multi-port Fuel delivers 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm generating 403 foot-pounds of torque at rpm.

Power from the longitudinally mounted front V-8 is geared to the standard full four-wheel drive system an electronically controlled sequential six-speed automatic transmission. So, if looking to negotiate urban in luxurious comfort with for eight, or to wind your way rutted, off-road trails to a vacation home, or to tow a horse or boat, the Lexus LX 570 is capable of all of those tasks with And, it can do so without compromise, providing the comfort, luxury and technology that one would from a Lexus flagship Think of it as safari ready.

No matter how you refer to the LX 570 — as an SAV or LUV (sport utility vehicle, activity vehicle or luxury vehicle respectively), it is truly a capability vehicle — then we should call it an Okay, enough with the already. The LX 570 is positioned at the top of the marque’s oriented model lineup.

The LX 570 four-wheel drive system a Torsen® limited-slip locking differential that splits the 40:60 under normal conditions, with the rearward bias contributing to on-road The Torsen differential responds to conditions, adjusting power as necessary, with no driver required. The driver may however, the center differential to handle challenging off-road trails.

A Active Traction Control works in conjunction with the 4WD helping to control wheel The Multi-Terrain Select system the driver to select terrain — Rock, Rock Mogul, Loose Rock, or Mud — optimizing the Active Control. A driver-selectable low range for the provides low-speed crawling for handling steep off-road Shifting into low range engages Active Height which raises the vehicle ground clearance by two inches.

Low-range capability is further by Crawl Control with Assist and Hill-start Assist Crawl Control manipulates the and brake functions, helping to a steady slow, even on steep declines or when over rough, uneven or surfaces. The Hill-start Assist prevents the LX 570 from rolling when moving from a on an incline.

The LX 570’s Turn feature aids in tightening the turning circle, applying force to the inside rear while on trails. The Variable Ratio Steering provides the LX 570 optimal steering response in rugged trail driving and also enhances directional in highway driving.

The LX 570’s is paired with the Lexus’s smooth ride quality. construction establishes the foundation for comfort, which is aided by Variable Suspension that adjusts shock absorber rates while on the move, a maximum comfort level as the road surface changes. Comfort, Normal and Sport allow the driver to tailor the system’s ride firmness and

Adding to the comfort quotient, LX 570 equipped with such amenities as a driver’s 14-way adjustable seat, four-zone climate control, front cushion extenders, navigation a rear back-up camera, a second-row seat and power-folding and third-row seat. Even in and out of the vehicle is made easier by the Access system, which the ignition is turned off, retracts the steering wheel and the driver’s seat rearward. return to their preset positions the next time the is seated and turns on the ignition. Height Control, which may be for off-road travel, lowers the LX 570 by two inches to assist when or exiting. Normal height automatically when the vehicle to accelerate.

The Lexus LX 570 is extremely versatile, and can up a large useful cargo when full 8-passenger is not needed. The 50/50 split third row seat folds the floor, providing 41 cu. ft. of carrying and expands to 83.1 cu. ft. with the split middle row folded. The tailgate features a power section, that is much functional than a traditional hatch.

There are a host of touches integrated into the LX 570 ABS and EBD, plenty of air bags and a backup camera with screen projection to name a few.

State-of-the-art multimedia in the LX 570, offering something for all Lexus Enform® is capable of a compatible Bluetooth® smartphone smarter. The Enform service, Destination Assist, eDestination, and App is available with the Navigation Levinson® Audio Package. provides access to the subscription-free App The voice-enabled apps allow the Internet through Bingª, restaurant reservations through getting movie tickets via ª, and listening to Internet radio, Pandora®, and iHeartRadioª, or searching reviews on Yelp®, and checking in on Placesª.

Enform with Safety is available by subscription. The Lexus and the Safety Connect response operate 24 hours a day, 7 a week-all year long. The navigation system features Command casual-language voice Music may be played in the LX 570 via iPod®/USB HD Radioª with iTunes® and streaming music via Bluetooth a nine-speaker Lexus Premium system or the available, 19-speaker, Mark Levinson Reference Sound audio system. An dual screen rear entertainment system allows two to be viewed at the same time. A power outlet in the middle row can a video game, laptop or other device.

My test Lexus LX 570 came with the finished in claret mica with a complementing two-tone and charcoal interior with mahogany trim accents. The price was set at $81,780. While the tab came to $89,555 after the Luxury Package; Mark Audio Package with DVD navigation system and rear camera with steering Voice Command button; screen DVD rear seat System; Intuitive Park and the Delivery, Processing and Handling

SUMMARY: The LX 570 is an exemplary mode of for on or off-pavement exercises, albeit a tad with 12-mpg city and highway. It is attractive, considering its mass.

Acceleration is stellar, as are the gear transitions from the

The ride quality is both and solid but never harsh, and characteristics reflect agility minimal effort. With the LX 570 the Lexus and Toyota reputation for and dependability, backed by a comprehensive warranty program. If you require serious, hard-core off road you may want to keep looking, but the LX 570 versatile and sumptuous interior sure-footedness on and off pavement, and an impressive of technology.

Basically, there’s not a lot of at this level in a full luxury SUV, and if you’re not to go rock crawling it fills the in spades, and actually costs than a legendary and well-known marque.

SPECIFICATIONS:

2014 LX 570 SUV

Base Price: $81,780.

as Tested: $89,555.

Engine and Size: 5.7-liter DOHC, dual VVT-I V-8 with Multi-port Fuel Injection.

(bhp): 383 @ 5,600 rpm

Lexus LX 570

Torque (ft./lbs.): 403 @ 3,600 rpm

Electronically controlled sequential six-speed automatic.

Drivetrain: mounted front engine; four wheel drive Torsen limited slip differential.

Suspension: Electro-hydraulic with 4-wheel Active Control and automatic load-leveling Variable Suspension. Front Coil spring-type double independent. Rear — coil spring lateral

Brakes: Power-assisted four discs with Multi-terrain BA, EBD, VSC, Active Control, Brake Assist, Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Control, Hill-start Assist and Crawl Control with Assist.

Tires: Dunlop Grandtrek P285/50 R20 all-season on 5-V-spoke chrome alloy

Wheelbase: 112.2 inches

Overall: 197.0 inches

77.6 inches

Height: inches w/standard roof

Curb Weight: 6,000

Turning Circle: 38.7 ft.

Capacity: 24.6 gallons

EPA Estimates: 12 mpg city/17 mpg highway

Lexus LX 570
Lexus LX 570

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