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

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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 LX570 to 60 mph in 6.7 quicker than an Audi Q7 4.2 or an QX56. At wide-open whack, the emits a muted snarl, a puma locked in your bedroom, yet it#x2019;s quieter a QX56. In acceleration, it basically a Mercedes-Benz GL450. And the six-speed is so uncanny about being in the gear that you#x2019;ll slap at the manumatic.

Anything on a Land Cruiser ought to in muck, and the LX570 doesn#x2019;t It offers a low range, a locking diff, ride-height control, shocks, second-gear start, ABS can adapt to sand and gravel, and control.#x201D; The latter acts as a of off-road cruise control, out at 10 mph, with the brakes in should one of three specified be surpassed. It serves double as hill-descent control. The hand is mounted on the center console#x2014;a big for hard-core off-roaders. Apart the Queen#x2019;s own Range Rover, this sumptuous has ever its wheel wells with inches of gooey river-bottom

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

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic manumatic shifting

Wheelbase: in Length: 196.5 in Width: in Height: 75.6 in

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