By paul zeck on
2008 Lexus LX 570 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Most recent vehicle was '04 LX 470. While this was as dependable and quality of a ride you could ever want, it was lacking in several important ways - most of which were totally worked out with the new LX 570. The 3 greatest improvements go to my pet peeves. 1) More power. The 470 was grossly underpowered and that is a thing of the past. New Tundra power plant & transmission work perfectly. Mindful of the seamless power of SL500 Merc. 2) 4 Zone heating & a/c controls. Old system seemed to have a mind of its own. New design again seems to have "nailed" the problem 3) At 6'1", 240 the 470 never was completely comfortable. Again new interior design is right on.
Engine/transmission work exactly like they should. Always seems to be in the right gear at the right moment and can really get your buns into fast moving traffic.
My one remaining complaint is the third row seating. My new GMC Acadia has them all beat on seating arrangements. I believe most of the 570 owners will very seldom use the 3 row. Need to fold completely flat like GL550 Merc & Acadia/Enclave. Too many other greats outweigh this issue.