I have gotten my hands on quite a few SUV’s over the past couple of years and I have grown to love the ride and feel of them. I love being able to discover the new functionality that each car brand brings to the SUV market and Lexus has optimized the experience of driving by elevating the SUV with the 2018 Lexus LX 570. Loaded with features and comfort, this SUV embodies what I think most SUV’s should strive for which is space, comfort, luxury, as well as ruggedness and off-road capability.
I will say at first the price tag threw me way off for the LX 570, but after I was able to see all that this SUV can do and is included then the price tag is understandable. Out of my budget and more than I would be willing to pay, but you get so much for it.
The first thing that I loved about the Lexus LX is the space inside. I like big and I want to make sure that all of my stuff for all of our activities fits inside the vehicle. I am always skeptical of SUV’s with third rows. Usually there is no cargo space in the rear. The LX offers a decent amount of space in the rear with all the seats up. When the power third row is folded away, then it was the perfect amount of cargo space. Biggest plus is my book is that the back window comes up. I was able to put groceries in without opening the full liftgate. This really helps cut down on groceries falling out when you open the liftgate. Our driveway is slanted and I have lost quite a few things down the driveway. I definitely think more SUV’s should have this feature.
When you are inside the Lexus LX 570 and elevating the SUV, you are greeted with full leather throughout and almost all the amenities you could want. Can you imagine having a center console with a drink cooler? Oh yes, this vehicle has that. This was a feature that I loved when we were traveling on a long weekend for soccer. I was able to put some cheese and lunch meat and couple of drinks inside the cooler to have on the drive. As someone with food allergies, I often can’t get food so taking food and being able to keep it cold in a vehicle is essential.
There are loads of creature comforts including first and second row heated/cooled seats. My kids LOVED having a feature that usually only mommy gets to enjoy. Pair that with 4 zone air controls so we are all comfortable in our own spaces, as well as dual screen DVD player my kids were in heaven in this vehicle.
Now while we were sitting there enjoying the fabulous creature comforts I realized that the Lexus LX can take you from the opera house to an off-road adventure. With full towing package and one button ride height change to lower or higher, the LX could be taken on those weekend trips to the mountains.
This vehicle is truly elevating the SUV in so many ways. While you may not use it for it’s off-road capabilities often, you can rest assured that it is fully capable and you will be riding in luxury while driving it.
2018 Lexus LX 570 in Atomic Silver MSRP: $96,780
- 5.7L V8
- Full time 4 wheel drive
- 8 speed sequential shift
- Front independent wishbone suspension with active height control
- 21″ 5 spoke wheels
- Lexus Safety System
- Blind spot monitor
- Premium triple beam headlamps
- Rain sensing variable wipers
- Lexus Enform safety connect, service connect
- Leather and genuine wood trim
- Mark Levinson audio system with 19 speaker surround and DVD package
- Dual screen rear seat entertainment
- Illuminated running boards
- Tow hitch with ball mount
- Power sliding second row seats
- 8 passenger seating
- Wireless charger
- Cool box
- Luxury package
- Heated wood steering wheel
- Heads up display