If we exclude its sibling, Toyota Land Cruiser, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 will continue to be the most capable luxury SUV around. There is no other full-size SUV that combines such high level of luxury and off-road performances on the market and that is the main thing that attracts buyers, despite the fact that this is also the oldest model in the class. A decade-old design started to show its age, but the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t rush. Latest reports suggest that we won’t see a redesign of this model in the next couple of years, which clearly indicates that the 2020 Lexus LX 570 is about to come without bigger changes.
- Spectacular off-road performances
- Powerful V8 engine
- Luxurious cabin
- Poor fuel economy
- Cramped third row and small cargo area
Considering its age, the fact that the LX has been updated several times seems natural. Last time we saw changes on this SUV was three years ago. For that occasion, we saw significant visual changes, with which this SUV now follow the brand’s new design language. Of course, the overall shape remained the same, so you can easily notice its boxy layout, which makes it clear that there are no compromises between off-road performances and luxury with this model. Practically, this model is almost as capable as the Land Cruiser. Two models feature same mechanics and the only drawback of the LX are a little bit longer overhangs and bumper designs that put this model slightly closer to the ground.
Inside the 2020 Lexus LX 570, you will find one of the most refined cabins around. The 2015 update didn’t just bring exterior updates, but completely new interior as well. So, you definitely won’t notice that this is actually a ten-year-old SUV. You can bet on top-notch materials quality, stylish dashboard and plenty of luxury features. Base models come with standard equipment that includes things like 12.3-inch touchscreen system, navigation, Bluetooth, USB, satellite radio, 9-speaker audio system etc. On the other side, the weakest point of this cabin is cramped third row and pretty tight cargo area.
We expect no surprises under the hood of 2020 Lexus LX 570. Count on a familiar 5.7-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Such combination ensures a smooth ride, strong acceleration, and good towing capacity. On the other side, fuel economy definitely isn’t a thing for flattering. This thirsty engine returns only 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Release Date and Price
Last quarter of the next year seems like a perfect time for the 2020 Lexus LX 570’s arrival, considering that there are no changes planned. Moreover, count on the same price tag, which starts at almost $86,000.