Flash Drive

2017 Lexus LX570

Model Tested: 2017 Lexus LX570 5-DR SUV

The 2017 Lexus LX570 is an ideal long distance traveler. It can go anywhere in any weather in total comfort.

Engine:5.7-liter V-8, 383 horsepower, 403 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission, full-time four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 13-mpg city, 18-mpg highway, 15-mpg combined

Base Price: $89,380

As Tested: $98,065


Very sophisticated 4×4 system with console controls

Limited slip center differential

The LX570 off-road/driving mode controls and many and very sophisticated.

Crawl control

Strong, smooth, powerful engine

Thirsty—our best mpg was 16.6

Engine modes: comfort, eco, normal, customize, sport

Vehicle height can be adjusted up/down

21-inch alloy wheels

Excellent trailer towing features


Outstanding front leg and shoe room

Ceiling tall enough for cowboy hats

Very comfortable, supportive front seats

Front seat room and comfort are first class.

Power lumbar support both front seats

Power thigh support for driver

Front seats have three temps heat and ventilation

Extra wide center armrest

High quality materials

Very sturdy “B” pillar grab handles

Flat second row floor

Middle position fits big adults

Power sliding second row seats

Heated and cooled second row outboard seats

Second row seating is also very spacious and comfortable for three adults.


Oversized sunvisors

Big, deep “Cool Box” in place of traditional console bin

Large, long front door storage bins

Medium size, two-level locking glovebox

Big screen infotainment system

Lots of info options

Power liftgate

Flat cargo floor

Large second row doors

Bright interior lighting

Third row seating is rated for three, but best for two passengers.

Rain-sensing wipers

WOW Factors:

Cool Box in center console

Bulletproof off-road

Power folding third row seats

Easy ingress/egress

Nice Head Up Display


Sticker shock—not much change from a $100,000 bill

We’re not fans of the Lexus corporate grille design

The Lexus LX570 has a power lift gate and a flat cargo floor.

Huge owner’s manuals hog glovebox space

Bottom Line:

The 2017 Lexus LX570 is a lot of SUV for a lot of money. The Lexus 570 is competent beyond the daily needs of most people, but if you need space, comfort, luxury, and state-of-the art drivetrain technology and have an equally high-tech checkbook the Lexus LX570 could be a welcome addition to your luxury stable.