Lexus LX Reviews — Lexus LX Price, Photos, and Specs — CARandDRIVER

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Lexus LX

2008 Lexus LX570

A trifecta of bad timing.

When first began working on the new engine, and purpose-built frame for its heavyweight twins#x2014;the Land and the Lexus LX570 #x2014;the couldn#x2019;t have predicted $4 an economy on crutches, and Americans#x2019; migration from full-size Never has it been more incorrect to sing the praises of a vehicle that weighs pounds, attains observed economy of 14 mpg, and costs Poor Toyota. A perfect of bad timing.

Which is a little for us because every C/D editor who the new LX570 came back to the looked sheepishly at his shoes, said in a small voice, crap, I love that

Describing the LX570 as an eight-seat with 8.9 inches of ground isn#x2019;t too far off the mark. That#x2019;s how silky, fluid, fast, and isolated it is. It offers the velvety of an S-class Benz. The interior is in the sort of leather and real you#x2019;d find in Churchill#x2019;s The seats are thrones. The paint pass muster in Maranello. love to own a sofa upholstered in the headliner material. The turn click like your Seth Thomas clock. At the of a button, the third-row seats fold and rise out of the way, a cargo area 67 inches and 40 inches wide.

Heck, the heavenly ride do justice to the Spirit of Ecstasy#x2014;unexpected a body-on-frame truck with a axle#x2014;although it comes at the expense of body roll, even the shocks toggled to their setting. The only other flaw: steering that is but vague.

The 383-hp V-8 propels the to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, quicker than an Q7 4.2 or an Infiniti QX56. At wide-open the engine emits a muted like a puma locked in guest bedroom, yet it#x2019;s than a QX56. In acceleration, it matches a Mercedes-Benz GL450. And the transmission is so uncanny about in the correct gear that rarely slap at the manumatic.

Anything based on a Land ought to excel in muck, and the doesn#x2019;t disappoint. It offers a low a locking center diff, control, adjustable shocks, start, ABS that can adapt to and gravel, and #x201C;crawl control.#x201D; The acts as a kind of off-road control, topping out at 10 mph, the brakes kicking in should one of specified velocities be surpassed. It double duty as hill-descent The hand brake is mounted on the console#x2014;a big deal for hard-core Apart from the Queen#x2019;s own Rover, nothing this has ever fouled its wheel with several inches of river-bottom loam.

Drive solo in this and enviro-conscious citizens give you the eye, as if you#x2019;ve fired up an Camel in the produce section of Foods. Which is a shame the LX570 may well be the most SUV on the planet.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 8-passenger, 5-door wagon

AS TESTED: $83,780 (base $75,465)

ENGINE TYPE: 32-valve V-8, aluminum and heads, port fuel

Displacement: 346 cu in, 5663cc

Power net): 383 bhp @ 5600 rpm

Torque net): 403 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

6-speed automatic with shifting

Wheelbase: 112.2 in 196.5 in Width: 77.6 in 75.6 in



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