Off-road capability and luxury come together in the Lexus LX 570, which shares its underpinnings with another body-on-frame SUV icon, the Toyota Land Cruiser. It's that capability coupled with Lexus' tradition of offering top-end luxury, a quiet, comfortable cabin and a durable, precision-crafted mechanical package that earns it a place atop this category for best resale value.
Even though the basic shape of the Lexus LX 570 has remained unchanged, the details have been reworked to make it more expressive, in keeping with the other products in the division's lineup. It has that large, distinctive spindle grille, which gives the vehicle a more powerful look. Inside, you can tell that there's been no corner cutting -- there's ample leather, wood trim and all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a vehicle in this class including features like 4-zone climate control, power tailgate and a moonroof.
There's ample power from the LX's 5.7-liter V8 engine, which makes 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque, which is delivered to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The LX 570 also boasts a 7,000-pound towing capacity. Wheeling around this large SUV is also made easier by an abundant array of driver assists including blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and all-speed dynamic cruise control.
New for 2018 is a 2-row option, which adds some cargo space (about 15 percent more for 50.5 cubic feet) and takes about $5,000 off the $91,000 list price of the 8-passenger, 3-row version. Whether it comes with two rows or three, the 2018 Lexus LX 570 is still the one to beat when it comes to resale value.