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By Cars.com Staff
July 1, 2010
Vehicle Overview The Lexus LX 570 is a full-size truck-based SUV that seats up to eight people in three rows. Standard luxury features include a navigation system and four-zone air conditioning. Competitors include other luxury SUVs like the Land Rover Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GL550.
New for 2011 A brake override system is available, and there are minor interior and exterior changes.
Exterior The front of the LX 570 is dominated by a large grille and angular headlights. The corners of the SUV are rounded, and the smooth body panels are free of cladding. Even with these styling cues, however, it maintains the general look of a traditional SUV. Exterior features include:
20-inch alloy wheels
Active Height Control can lower or raise SUV
Adaptive suspension with three modes
Adaptive headlights and LED taillamps
Interior Leather-trimmed seats and interior surfaces are standard, and the front bucket seats have power-extending seat cushions. The second-row bench seat is split 40/20/40, and it comes standard with a power-sliding feature that lets it move forward or backward 4.1 inches. The standard power-operated third row is split 50/50, and its halves fold upward along the side walls. The third row is similar to the current crop of crossovers in that the cushions are rather close to the floor, which can be uncomfortable. Interior features include:
Touch-screen navigation system includes trial subscription for XM traffic and weather information
Premium nine-speaker audio system
Optional 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system
Heated front seats standard; heated rear seats and heated and ventilated front seats are optional
Optional adaptive cruise control
Optional backseat entertainment system with 9-inch screen
Optional cooled storage box
Under the Hood The LX 570 is named after its 5.7-liter V-8 engine. The suspension is a sophisticated combination of air springs and adaptive shock absorbers that automatically optimize themselves based on driving conditions. Mechanical features include:
383-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 with 403 pounds-feet of torque
Six-speed automatic transmission
12/18 mpg city/highway
Full-time four-wheel drive
8,500-pound towing capacity
Safety The SUV is available with the optional Pre-Collision System that detects impending collisions via radar and tightens seat belts before impact. Typically, these features activate along with the airbags once the "crash event" has begun. Safety features include:
Front-seat side-impact airbags
Second-row side-impact airbags
Knee airbag for both front occupants
Three-row side curtain airbags
Active front head restraints
Electronic stability system
Antilock disc brakes
Seat belt pretensioners for the front and outboard second-row seats
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