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2020 Lexus LX 570

What’s new

  • New 3-Row Sports exterior and interior trim package
  • Cooled center-console box now a stand-alone option
  • Part of the third LX generation introduced for 2008

Pros & Cons

  • Exceptional off-road capability for a luxury SUV
  • Beautifully crafted cabin
  • Second and third rows lack space and versatility
  • Tech interface is distracting and not intuitive
  • Poor fuel economy, even for a luxury SUV
MSRP Range
$86,480 - $91,480
MSRP Starting at
$86,480
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$82,161
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$82,161 - $92,412

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MSRP Range
$86,480 - $91,480
MSRP Starting at
$86,480
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$82,161
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$82,161 - $92,412

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2020 Lexus LX 570 Review

The Lexus LX 570 is a physically imposing SUV with a dramatic front grille that looks ready to inhale anything in its path. Underneath are the rugged underpinnings of the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser. As a result, this large SUV offers a rare combination of size, comfort and off-road ability.

Lexus offers no trim levels and few options, so each LX sold is well appointed. The biggest choice for buyers is whether to opt for two or three rows of seats. Inside, the LX 570 is a cruise ship, with real wood, supple cushioning and tight build quality. Its most significant flaw is an outdated infotainment system. The controls are hard to locate, the menu is frustrating, and the joystick is hardly worth using. In a class that emphasizes user experience, the LX is a long way behind.

Is it worth ponying up a huge chunk of change for a vehicle that's mostly unchanged since 2008, especially when many competitors are more modern and not so rough around the edges? It largely depends on your priorities. The LX never struggles to make an impression, but rivals such as the BMW X7, Lincoln Navigator and Land Rover Range Rover are worthy alternatives.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
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Our verdict

6.8 / 10
The Lexus LX 570 is old. It remains an impeccably built and impressive piece of machinery. Its strengths, particularly as an off-roader, make it worthy of consideration. But the two-row version lacks some of the three-row's practicality, and most buyers' needs will be better served by other vehicles.

How does it drive?

6.5
The LX 570 is immensely capable off-road but proves less so on pavement. In typical driving, the V8 feels lazy and not especially quick to spin up, and it lacks torque at the low end where you'd expect it. It's a tall vehicle and leans noticeably in turns.

The steering is shockingly heavy at parking-lot speeds and overly light on the freeway, with poor on-center feel that makes it easy to drift from a straight line. The brakes are quite numb and can be hard to modulate at low speeds, exhibiting some grabbiness. In our testing, the big SUV made the 0-60 mph run in an acceptable 7.5 seconds. Other luxury SUVs feel livelier when you prod the gas pedal.

How comfortable is it?

7.5
The LX's comfort and quiet clash with its bumpy ride. The excellent front seats are wide and flat but also cushy and supportive. They're built like armchairs and great for long drives. The second row in our two-row tester was just as cushy but less supportive with fewer adjustments, and your knees sit a bit higher due to the floor height. The Lexus LX is also very quiet. Traffic, road noise and even bumps sound distant. There's wind noise at freeway speeds, but nothing intrusive.

The ride is truck-like. Lexus' suspension takes the sharp edges off bumps big and small, but you still feel every road imperfection. And the climate control is best left to manage itself in Climate Concierge mode since adjusting the settings requires using the annoying infotainment interface.

How’s the interior?

7.0
The two-row LX's interior is incredibly roomy. There's a lack of toe room under the front seats, but extra legroom makes up for that. Visibility is also quite strong for a large SUV, with tall glass and expansive mirrors that provide a good view all around. The driving position is very upright and commanding, and shorter drivers may struggle to find a comfortable arrangement.

The cabin is positively cluttered with controls, many for off-road features. They're well labeled, but it's a lot to manage. Anything that doesn't have a button is stuck in one of the most cumbersome infotainment interfaces on the road. Also, while the doors open wide and there are plenty of grab handles, the vehicle's high seats and high step rails can make getting in and out a struggle for some.

How’s the tech?

5.0
The LX is saddled with Lexus' worst generation of infotainment, with a finicky joystick controller, confusing menu structures, and poorly labeled and hard-to-find settings. The navigation software is simplistic and outdated. There's Bluetooth audio but no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Lexus provides just a few USB ports and none for the second row. You can't do worse in this segment. That said, sound quality from the optional Mark Levinson stereo is excellent.

Adaptive cruise control works pretty well for a vehicle this size at freeway speeds, but it's too reactive in stop-and-go traffic, making it unpleasant to use. Driver aids overall are far less capable than those from class leaders.

How’s the storage?

7.5
The LX 570 offers a massive 53.7 cubic feet of storage space behind the back seats and can tow up to 7,000 pounds — a great showing. If you want max cargo space, you have to fold the second row upright against the front seatbacks. That forces the front seats forward far enough to make driving essentially impossible for most adults.

The LX does make a fine place to sleep on a camping trip, and since the two sides can be folded independently, you can open up a very long space on one side of the vehicle if you forgo a passenger. For your small personal items, there are a few handy pockets, but most of the small-item storage is in the bucket-like armrest bin. Competitors offer better organization.

How economical is it?

5.0
Its EPA-estimated 14 mpg combined (12 city/16 highway) rating is poor even for large SUVs, and any time spent in traffic will see your average dip below the city estimate. We averaged 14.8 mpg on our mixed-driving 115-mile evaluation route. You don't buy a large luxury SUV to save on gas, but the LX disappoints nonetheless.

Is it a good value?

7.0
The Lexus LX feels very well built, with quality materials and padding almost everywhere your body might make contact with a surface. It is a solid-feeling vehicle, and, unlike some other body-on-frame SUVs, we experienced no rattles or creaks. That said, the starting price is very high for the segment (although most features are standard), and most competitors are less expensive even when optioned up. Lexus' warranty is on par for the class.

Wildcard

7.0
The LX has personality in aces. It's big, sturdy and comfortable, and you look down on the world while your music plays in exquisite clarity. This Lexus is an archetypal luxury truck. And just because its features and tech put it behind the curve doesn't mean it's lost an ounce of that personality.

Which LX 570 does Edmunds recommend?

Considering the steep starting price, it's best to keep the order sheet simple. To start, skip the optional head-up display and Sport package. Unless you really need three rows, opt for two since the two-row offers better rear storage and saves you some cash in the process. You'll also avoid having to awkwardly fold the third-row seats up against the sides when you need space. However, one benefit to the three-row version is that it exclusively offers the Mark Levinson audio system, which is exceptional.

Lexus LX 570 models

There are no trim levels on the Lexus LX 570. Like its Toyota Land Cruiser cousin, the LX comes nearly fully loaded with an opulent interior and one available engine. Most buyers opt for the standard three-row version, but a two-row version is also available. Otherwise, every LX sold is functionally the same.

The LX 570 is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine (383 hp, 403 lb-ft of torque) mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Full-time four-wheel drive is standard. The LX has 8.9 inches of ground clearance and five multi-terrain modes, adding to its stout off-road reputation.

One of the hallmarks of the LX 570 is its long list of standard features. The exterior is adorned with LED headlights and a range of cameras and sensors to power its suite of advanced safety equipment. The interior features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, four-zone climate control, a 14-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and a 12-way power front passenger seat. And the underpinnings include a locking limited-slip center differential, plus an adaptive variable suspension for a cushioned ride.

Though the standard LX is well appointed, the optional Luxury package upgrades the interior to premium leather. A heated steering wheel and four-zone climate control are also part of the Luxury package. It adds both heated and cooled seats to the first and second rows as well.

Lexus also offers a Sport package on three-row LX versions. It may seem out of place on the gargantuan LX, but the Sport package does include a spiderweb grille, athletic front spoilers and 21-inch wheels. The Luxury package and its plush features automatically come as part of the Sport package, too.


Consumer reviews

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Average user rating: 5.0 stars based on 2 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • off-roading
  • towing
  • appearance
  • spaciousness
  • reliability & manufacturing quality

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Mountain goat on steroids in a tuxedo
Jack,
Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

I am one of the rare luxury SUV owners that occasionally uses the vehicle in true off-road conditions while on my gentlemen's hunting trips. The LX is luxuriously beautiful both inside and out, which pleases my wife, but also has plenty of room for my dog and equipment. It readily goes where I need it to go. It has a locking differential to put it in "mountain goat" mode. which is more and more difficult to find on large luxury SUVs. Mercedes GLS doesnt have it; Even Range Rover no longer offers a locking differential unless you opt for one of the higher end trims with a bigger engine... (that was my second choice of vehicle.) The LX has plenty of power and mass to tow my boat. And, it has Lexus reliability too. Happy!

5 out of 5 stars, Amazing family vehicle!
Ben Tran,
Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The Lexus LX570 is a great car in fact better than our old Land. Cruiser. The LX is amazing for off-road! I love the spilt trunk doors! Perfect for picnics and drive in movie theaters. So much useful things for us too and since we have to bring a trailer to store our luggage for vacations the LX is perfect for that. Even though it might be a little overpriced the LX is a perfect car for outgoing families. No I’m not a critic.

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Features & Specs

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MSRP$91,480
MPG 12 city / 16 hwy
SeatingSeats 8
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
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Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite LX 570 safety features:

Forward Collision Warning
Automatically detects cars and pedestrians ahead, warns you about them, and brakes automatically if necessary.
Lane Departure Alert
Warns when you've begun drifting out of your lane through visual and audible alerts.
All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Automatically matches the speed of vehicles ahead when cruise control is activated. "All-speed" indicates it works in stop-and-go traffic.

Lexus LX 570 vs. the competition

Lexus LX 570 vs. Toyota Land Cruiser

Though the two vehicles are nearly identical underneath the sheet metal, some people prefer the Toyota version to its black-tie Lexus brother. For one thing, the Land Cruiser name carries plenty of weight in the off-road and overlanding communities. It's also slightly more affordable and easier to swallow if the Toyota gets scuffed up on a trail. Toyota now sells a special Heritage Edition that deletes the third row.

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Lexus LX 570 vs. BMW X7

Unlike the truckish LX 570, the X7 rides on a comfortable unibody platform that makes it inherently more agile and fuel-efficient. You still get three rows of seating and a beautiful interior, with a huge variety of snazzy options to choose from. The problem is that opting for the more powerful V8 engine, or any of the upper trims, quickly brings the price of the X7 into stratospheric territory.

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Lexus LX 570 vs. Lexus GX 460

If you're considering the LX 570 because you want a Lexus SUV, take a look at the GX as well. Like the LX, the GX 460 comes with a standard V8 and three rows of seats. On top of that, its starting price is $30,000 less than that of the LX. Beware that space is tight inside, especially in the back row, and the GX has only been slightly updated since its 2010 debut.

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FAQ
Is the Lexus LX 570 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 LX 570 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 6.8 out of 10. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2020 LX 570 gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews) You probably care about Lexus LX 570 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the LX 570 gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the LX 570 has 9.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Lexus LX 570. Learn more
What's new in the 2020 Lexus LX 570?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Lexus LX 570:

  • New 3-Row Sports exterior and interior trim package
  • Cooled center-console box now a stand-alone option
  • Part of the third LX generation introduced for 2008
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Is the Lexus LX 570 reliable?
To determine whether the Lexus LX 570 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the LX 570. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the LX 570's 5-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2020 Lexus LX 570 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Lexus LX 570 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 LX 570 and gave it a 6.8 out of 10. Our consumer reviews show that the 2020 LX 570 gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 LX 570 is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2020 Lexus LX 570?

The least-expensive 2020 Lexus LX 570 is the 2020 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $86,480.

Other versions include:

  • Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $91,480
  • Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $86,480
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What are the different models of Lexus LX 570?
If you're interested in the Lexus LX 570, the next question is, which LX 570 model is right for you? LX 570 variants include Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A), and Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A). For a full list of LX 570 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2020 Lexus LX 570 Overview

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 is offered in the following submodels: LX 570 SUV. Available styles include Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A), and Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 Lexus LX 570?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Lexus LX 570 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 LX 570 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 LX 570.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Lexus LX 570 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 LX 570 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Lexus LX 570?
2020 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $100,815. The average price paid for a new 2020 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $8,402 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2020 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 8.3% below the MSRP.

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2020 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $89,860. The average price paid for a new 2020 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,791 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,791 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $82,069.

The average savings for the 2020 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2020 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Lexus LX 570?

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