Purchased this vehicle as CPO. This vehicle will definitely not attract most of the SUV lovers. It's fuel economy is not great and it holds too less for what it needs. As the review says there are many other options that have better features. The new HID adaptive headlights with the spindle grill definitely update the car to certain degree. If you want to buy a large, flagship SUV that has awesome "Lexus" reliability and descent maintenance cost that you'll keep for a decade or so while treated welcome at the dealers, this is your car. Otherwise, go lease the European rides and return them as soon as your lease is up or get rid of them once the warranty ends.
Touch screen navigation/control is awesome. I have a BMW and hate the iDrive. Ride quality is surprisingly good for truck based SUV. It is loaded with luxury options separated into one or two packages. Superb reliability that no other makers can beat. Great off road capability that I haven't tried yet, but it is always good to know that it is there.
Can update the yellow halogen fog lights along with movie file playing capability for rear entertainment system. Increase second and third row leg rooms. Side folding third row seats need to go and replaced like the new GX460.
I purchased this vehicle on July 30, 2013.
Nothing but problems. First day tire pressure warning light came. Took it back to the dealer and they repaired it driving home 8 miles later came on again. Took back to dealer and they replaced sensors.
On Thursday September 12 car completely shut down very scary moment. Lost all power SCRA light came on, warnings lights, engine lights on. Couldn't restart no power, head lights stayed on locked in park couldn't do anything even lock doors to call Lexus. Lexus service sent out a tow truck and they had to put the car on dollies in order to tow it back to dealer Newport Lexus Sales Manager explained that vehicle is dangerous refused to replace it.
I purchased 2 other vehicles and paid them off and now Lexus / Toyota needs to honor their
name and buy back vehicle. It is dangerous and unsafe to drive when the power goes off and you cannot control or even put in neutral thats terrifying.
THis is a huge cruiser with a great ride quality. I drove the Infinity QX, Benz GL, BMW X5, and Range Rovers/ Land Rover.
LX 570 did not have the best acceleration, handling, or looks. But it did have the best ride quality and reliability.
I heard horror stories about MB GL and Range Rover/Land Rover. The dealers make more money on fixing these cars than selling them.
I havent heard too many horror stories about the BMW's.
At the end of the day, I wanted my wife to by the porsche SUV. Porsche is the only car that I am willing to forgive for less than a reliable history. If you ever drove the porsche, you'll know what I am talking about.
AS always, my wife won so we got the Lexus LX.
Great ride quaity. Very quiet interior. We can now hear kids yelling and screaming much more clearly than before.
If Lexus can make the LX handle like a porsche, I will never get any other cars besides the lexus. Gas milage SUCKS. If you worry about gas milage, you probably can't afford to buy this car anyway.