Unlike the case of certain full-size luxury SUVs, the Lexus LX 570 has history fully on its side. It is a traditional SUV that is designed more for outdoor use than for the parking lot. This vehicle has its roots going back to the 1950’s. This year’s model still has a lot in common with its forefathers. It has cool sideways-folding 3rd row seats, capability to go anywhere and high fuel consumption. Below is a 2015 Lexus LX 570 review.
2015 Lexus LX 570: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The 2015 Lexus LX 570 is a full-size sports utility vehicle with a carrying capacity of eight passengers. Its third row seat features a 50/50 split design whereby it can fold up against the cargo compartment’s sides when not in use. This model comes in a single trim level as well as several high-end features. The LX 570 has 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic load leveling, a height-adjustable adaptive suspension and adaptive xenon headlights. It also has automatic wipers, running boards, auto-dimming outside mirrors and a sunroof. Other features include keyless entry and ignition, a tow hitch, a power liftgate, as well as a rear privacy glass.
In the interior, the 2015 Lexus LX 570 has four-zone automatic climate control, wood trim, leather upholstery, heated power front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and driver memory functions. It also comes with a 60/40-split power-sliding and reclining second-row seat, a 120V household-style power outlet located in the cargo bay, and a power-folding third row seat. The vehicle’s infotainment system uses an eight inch touch screen interface. The system features voice controls, a navigation system, a rearview camera, satellite radio and a 9-speaker audio system having a CD changer.
2015 Lexus LX 570: Engine and Fuel Economy
The 2015 Lexus LX 570 is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine with a rating of 383 hp and a torque of 403 pound/feet. It has a standard six-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system with crawl control, hill start assist and a driver-closable multi-terrain system. This model can tow a weight of up to 7,000 pounds and comes equipped with a tow hitch. During Edmunds performance tests, the vehicle accelerated from rest to 60 miles per hour in 7.4 seconds. It EPA is 12 mpg in the city and 12 mpg on the freeway.
2015 Lexus LX 570: Safety Features
The makers of 2015 Lexus LX 570 definitely had safety in mind. The vehicle comes with traction control, antilock brakes, active front headrests, front knee airbags, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and second-row side airbags. Also, it has Lexus Safety-Connect emergency communications equipped with stolen vehicle location, automatic collision notification, enhanced roadside assistance and an emergency assist button.
2015 Lexus LX 570 optional front collision warning system, which comes with adaptive cruise control, takes action in case a crash is perceived as imminent. It automatically primes the braking system and tightens the front seatbelts for total responsiveness. However, it does not offer automatic panic braking as is the case with latest systems of this kind. During the Edmund tests, the vehicle decelerated from 60 miles per hour to a stop in 119 feet, which is quite a good showing for a vehicle of that weight. Driver will definitely find these safety features to be of great use, something that will help market the model. Perhaps the only shortcoming for the vehicle is the high fuel consumption.