The 2017 Lexus LX 570 luxury SUV is one of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy. It is simultaneously one of the most luxurious vehicles you can buy. This dichotomy between two competing roles -- capability vs. luxury -- is one of the reasons the Lexus LX 570 remains one of the most sought after luxury SUVs on the market.
That capability comes from the heritage of the big Lexus: it's an up-jumped version of the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser. And, since Lexus is run by some very clever people, nothing was done to tone down the off-road ability of this luxury version. It boasts the same suspension that offers unbeatable off-road traction, with a low-range gear set and driver-selectable off-road modes that make rugged trails seem like your daily commute. A Crawl Control mode even takes braking out of the equation on long downhill slopes; you just have to steer.
But make no mistake, the Lexus LX is as luxurious as you could hope for. The exterior styling, for starters, makes a statement like no other luxury SUV could, with a massive grille emphasizing its already imposing size. Is it pretty? We'll let you judge that, but there's no mistaking it for anything else on the road. Inside it's a different story, with unparalleled use of leather, wood, and technology to create an SUV interior that never lets you forget you're driving a very high-end vehicle. The Mark Levinson Reference audio system, for example, will please outdoorsy audiophiles, and the 383-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine delivers impressive acceleration, and offers enough reserve power to tow and haul like you'd expect from a big truck.
The starting price for a 2017 Lexus LX 570 is about $90,300 when you include the $975 destination charge. That price can climb closer to $100,000 when you add options. But with its tremendous resale value, buyers can expect to recoup a decent chunk of their money.