Flash Drive

2021 Lexus LX570

 Model Tested: 2021 Lexus LX 570 5-Door SUV

The 2021 Lexus LX570 is a full-size luxury SUV with very sophisticated off-road capabilities.

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

Transmission: 8-speed automatic, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 12-mpg city, 16-mpg highway, 14-mpg combined

Base Price: $91,580

As Tested: $106,845


Lots of high-tech off-road, bad weather technology

Very rugged, go-anywhere features

Front seats are outstanding on the luxurious LX570 with lots of power features.

Locking differential

Adjustable suspension height

Lots of specialized drive modes including Sport and Crawl

Smooth, powerful engine

Smooth transmission

Heavy fuel appetite—our best was 15.9-mpg highway


High quality luxurious interior materials

Power lumbar, heated, cooled front

Second row space and features are also excellent.


Power adjustable thigh support

Stretch-out front legroom

Good second row leg and knee room

Adults fit fine in second row middle position

Second row seats have power slide adjustments

Heated and ventilated outboard second row seats

Tight shoe room under front seats for

Third row accommodations are snug, especially for three occupants.

second row passengers

Good headroom

Flat floor second row

Overhead HVAC vents

Pull-up sunshades

Third row seat on the small side


Power liftgate with smaller fold-down tailgate

Not much cargo space behind third row seat

Drive modes and terrain modes are extensive and sophisticated.

Grab bars on “B” pillars

Medium rear door bins

Large seatback pouches

Big front door storage bins

Medium size locking glovebox

WOW Factors:

Huge video screens on backside of front seats

Console bin has cooling capacity

High quality interior materials

Very comfortable

The 2021 Lexus LX570 is handsomely styled and cuts an imposing figure in traffic.

Excellent head up display


Sticker shock–$14,000 in options

Poor fuel economy

A large vehicle for city driving/parking

Frustrating infotainment operation

Bottom Line:

The 2021 Lexus LX570 is a very substantial luxury SUV with a very substantial price tag. The Lexus LX570 has incredible off-road capabilities and advanced technology that probably won’t get much use by the average

The second row video screens are large, almost like watching at home.

luxury SUV customer. The LX570 is rugged with its body-on-frame construction and highly reliable Toyota/Lexus mechanicals, but too many off-road features go unused for what this full-size luxury SUV costs.