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2016 Lexus LX 570 Review

5 years ago

Good points

  • Big, brash, imposing – exactly what buyers want
  • Creamy V8 partners well with auto
  • Comfortable and very spacious

Needs work

  • The fuel consumption: wow.
  • Not as dynamic as the Mercedes GLS
  • A face only a mother could love?
2016 Lexus LX 570

If the Toyota LandCruiser isn’t luxurious enough, it’s possible to buy a version that’s just as capable but with a significantly higher level of opulence.

Lexus builds the LX 570 to satisfy well-heeled family buyers – specifically, those who want the ability of a LandCruiser with luxury finishes more worthy of a Range Rover.

The LX looks like nothing else on the road. In this segment, where exclusivity is a real advantage, the imposing Lexus makes sense.

Commanding a slim $25,000 over the mass-market Toyota, the Lexus falls $100,000 short of a comparably-specified Range Rover. While short of calling it a bargain, the Lexus might just be the sweet spot in this full-size niche.

The 2016 Lexus LX 570 remains an enormous vehicle following the a recent refresh that added that huge grille. With three tonnes to haul around, running costs from the sole engine – a petrol V8 – are substantial but the low cost of entry, and generous equipment level, make the LX 570 an attractive buy.

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Key specs (as tested)

Engine
Capacity
5.7L
Cylinders
8
Induction
Naturally aspirated
Power
270kW at 5,600rpm
Torque
530Nm at 3,200rpm
Configuration
Conventional
Power to weight ratio
102kW / tonne
Fuel
Fuel type
Petrol
Fuel capacity
138L
Consumption
14.4L/100km
Average Range
958km
Drivetrain
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
Four wheel drive
Engine configuration
V8
Gears
8
Dimensions
Length
5080mm
Width
1980mm
Height
1865mm
Unoccupied weight
2645kg
Cargo space seats up
701L
Cargo seats down
2353L

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