2017 Lexus LX 570 Perfect Blend of Ruggedness and Refinements

2017 Lexus LX 570 is aggressive on the outside while soft on the inside. The 2017 generational change surely has brought some significant impact as this SUV is now more capable of performance and appealing in design.

Sure, there’s no other trim (model) available, but this sole LX 570 can be dressed up with few accessories. The option ranges as:

  • All-weather Cargo Mat
  • Envelope Cargo Mat
  • Alloy Wheel Locks
  • Towing Equipment
  • Roof Rack Crossbars

2017 Lexus LX 570 Front View

Powertrain

The ultimate status symbol of 2017 Lexus LX 570 is under its hood. The 5.7-liter V8 is the largest engine in all of Lexus Vehicles. This engine uses Variable Valve Timing (with Intelligence) to produce an impressive 383 HP of power and 408 lb-ft of torque.

This mill uses an 8-speed automatic transmission to channel power to all the 4 wheels which makes towing capacity to check at 6,000 lbs. Fuel economy should stay close to 21 mpg city, 25 mpg highways and 23 mpg combined (unofficial).

Off-road Capabilities

The new 2017 Lexus LX 570 takes advantage of its advanced drivetrain and suspension to excel in off-road driving. Some of the off-road features of this SUV are as follows:

  • Multi-terrain Select

This feature (exclusive to Lexus) allows drivers to select different driving modes to get various performance flavors. The driving modes include – Mud and Sand or Loose Rock, Mogul, Rock, Rock and Dirt.

  • Active Height Control

Cruising through rough terrains is an enjoyment in 2017 LX 570 as the Active Height Control system automatically raises the vehicle’s height up to 3 inches. This makes up for a greater wheel articulation for dealing with uneven terrains.

  • Crawl Control

This ingenious feature helps to maintain an optimal slow and steady pace over difficult terrain. This system also includes the Turn Assist feature which tightens turning cycle by adding brake force.

  • Variable Gear-Ratio Steering

Drivers can opt for an increased high-speed responsiveness and control as Variable Gear-Ratio Steering automatically adjusts the response of front wheels and steering angle for a low-speed maneuvering.

2017 Lexus LX 570 Exterior

Exterior and Interior

2017 Lexus LX 570 wears a deluxe styling on its exterior front. As part of Lexus’ signature design language, a large trapezoidal grille dominates the front fascia. This grille is revisited with chrome highlights on the borders and its slats have a matte finish. The headlights incorporate 3-cluster styling and LED daytime running lights.

There are 2 options for wheels both in size and styling; the 1st one is a 20 inch 5-spoke and the 2nd option is a 21 inch 10-spoke split wheels. Similarly, exterior color options include:

  • Nightfall Mica
  • Black Onyx
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Atomic Silver
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl

In the interior cabin, the center console adds great interest as its features clusters of infotainment controls. Contrast thread stitching is done on seats, central armrests, dashboard and door panels.

2017 Lexus LX 570 Interior

2017 Lexus LX 570 Price and Competitors

Starting at $89,000, this new Lexus LX 570 seems a little obnoxious on the forefront of mass buyers (but then again it is a luxury SUV). This model will compete against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL550 4Matic, Land Rover Range Rover Td6 and Cadillac Escalade.

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