If you're the type of person for whom luxury means the ability to do pretty much whatever you want, then the 2016 Lexus LX 570 is just the right vehicle for you. It boasts a combination of luxury features, off-road capability, on-road refinement, 8-passenger capacity and distinctive styling that's virtually unbeatable in the full-size luxury SUV market.
Take luxury. There's soft leather inside, real wood trim and high-end features like multi-zone climate control, a high-end Mark Levinson Reference audio system and standard navigation and Lexus Entune. Adding to that are features like adaptive cruise control, an around-view camera system, available heated and cooled seats and the kind of precise fit and finish that would make a Swiss watchmaker question his life choices. If you think a luxury vehicle should present a memorable face, feast your eyes on the new 2016 LX 570 and its grille. The massive grille -- Lexus calls it a "spindle" -- makes an impression that few will ever forget. The suspension is tuned to be comfortable and compliant, yet keeps this full-size luxury SUV under control at all times. Yet this is no sluggish luxo barge; thanks to a 383-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, and full-time all-wheel drive, the LX 570 is not just able to get out of its own way, but it can tow and haul like a big truck should.
Speaking of capability, there's little that can match the Lexus LX 570 off-road. It's based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, and bears the same obsessive commitment to off-road capability as its storied cousin. The suspension that's so comfortable on the road is equally capable in tough off-road situations, and a 4-wheel-drive system with low range and driver-selectable off-road modes make short work of rugged trails. There's even a Crawl Control mode that will slow the big LX 570 on long downhill slopes. All you have to do is steer.
Prices start at about $90,000 for a new 2016 Lexus LX 570, which is definitely on the high-end of the price spectrum against its competition. However, with its best-in-class resale value, it's one of the segment's smartest buys.