2021 Lexus LX 570

MSRP range: $86,830 - $91,830
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MSRP This is the retail price of the vehicle with typically equipped options.$90,365
Edmunds suggests you pay This is the price Edmunds suggests you pay based on hundreds of nearby sales up through July 19th.$88,593

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2021 Lexus LX 570 Review

  • 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
  • Limited-production LX Inspiration Series
  • Updated appearance with Sport package
  • Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Part of the third LX generation introduced for 2008

Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX 570 is engineered to go where few other SUVs can. At the same time, it provides a thick layer of luxury and refinement for when the adventure calls for pounding the pavement. As the flagship of the Lexus SUV lineup, the three-row LX 570 has an impeccably crafted interior and plenty of standard luxury features.

Technologically, the Lexus LX 570 falls well behind rivals. Its infotainment system competes mainly in terms of screen size, and the LX 570's safety technology is basic for this class. Where other luxury SUVs dazzle customers with digital instrumentation, massaging seats, and the latest in advanced driver safety aids, this Lexus falls behind. Amazon Alexa compatibility is new for 2021, but if you're seeking Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or a Wi-Fi hotspot, you'll need a different vehicle.

You can take the LX 570 well off the beaten path, and as is expected of a Lexus, it behaves as though every component has been coated in silicone. But on pavement, the truck-like LX 570 is less enjoyable to drive. Check out our full Expert Rating for all of the details.

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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.
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.
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 it's 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.
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 might 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.
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.

The 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.
The LX 570 offers a massive 53.7 cubic feet of storage space behind the back seats, and it 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 each side of the second-row seats 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.
Its EPA-estimated 14 mpg combined (12 city/16 highway) is poor even for a large SUV, 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 still disappoints.
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, compared to our time in 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 typical for the class.
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?

We recommend getting Lexus LX 570 Three-Row, which matches most other flagship luxury SUVs in terms of passenger capacity. Additionally, the Three-Row provides access to packages and options that are not available on the Two-Row model.
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Lexus LX 570 models

Lexus sells the LX 570 in Two-Row, Three-Row and LX Inspiration Series levels of specification. Each is well equipped, and Lexus offers few options for this SUV. Highlights are as follows:

LX 570 Two-Row
In addition to seating for five people, the LX 570 Two-Row includes:

  • 383-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Full-time four-wheel-drive system
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Leather upholstery
  • Wood interior trim
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Sunroof
  • Power rear liftgate
  • 12.3-inch infotainment display
  • Nine-speaker premium sound system
  • Navigation system

The LX 570 also comes with:

  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the LX 570 and the car in front)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the LX 570 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)

LX 570 Three-Row
Added passenger capacity is the Three-Row's sole benefit:

  • Power-folding third-row seat

A Luxury package is available for both the Two-Row and Three-Row versions. It comes with:

  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated and ventilated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel

A Sport package is exclusive to the Three-Row and adds on:

  • Front styling modifications
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Premium leather in more available colors
  • Black headliner

LX 570 Inspiration Series
New for 2021, this version of the LX 570 is based on the Three-Row and comes with blacked-out exterior trim and wheels, black premium leather with red accents, and special floor and cargo mats.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Lexus LX 570.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
2 total reviews
5 star reviews: 100%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • handling & steering
  • fuel efficiency
  • transmission
  • driving experience

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, The Best all around SUV available on the market
Virginia Gentleman,
Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
I recently traded in my 2015 Lexus LX 570, which I had purchased new, for a new 2021 LX 570. These cars are bullet-proof, coddle their driver and passengers and will get you through the worst weather to your destination with no muss or fuss. The 5.7 liter V-8 with the 8 speed transmission is silky smooth, but moves this 3 ton beast with great authority when you put your foot into the accelerator. The suspension is sure-footed with none of the rolling and yawing other SUVs can demonstrate on high speed descents into sharp curves. And the maintenance on this car is laughably minimal……….this is my 4th big Lexus (the other 2 being new LS sedans) and all I have to do is change the oil/filter at regular intervals, rotate the tires and replace those tires when they are worn out. These vehicles are screwed together better than any I have ever owned and I have owned almost 40 cars in my short happy life. Get one of these before. They stop making them. These cars are keepers.
5/5 stars, Beautiful car! 2021 lx570 sport.
Michael nguyen,
Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
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Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$86,830
MPG & Fuel
12 City / 16 Hwy / 14 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.6 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: four wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 383 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 403 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 200.0 in. / Height: 75.2 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
Overall Width without Mirrors: 78.0 in.
Curb Weight: 5800 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 53.7 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite LX 570 safety features:

Forward Collision Mitigation
Automatically detects cars and pedestrians ahead, warns you about them, and brakes automatically if necessary. Includes pedestrian detection.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the Lexus and the car in front. Can bring the LX 570 to a complete stop.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect
Connected services plan that is free for the first 10 years of LX 570 ownership. Includes automatic collision notification and emergency assistance.


Lexus LX 570 vs. the competition

2021 Lexus LX 570

2021 Lexus LX 570

2021 Infiniti QX80

2021 Infiniti QX80

Lexus LX 570 vs. Infiniti QX80

Just like the LX 570, the Infiniti has a strong V8 engine and commendable off-roading capability. For less than the LX 570's base price, you can get a loaded QX80, and the Infiniti offers Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot and superior driving assistance technology. The QX80's interior, though, is not quite as sumptuous.

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Lexus LX 570 vs. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Land Rover model best matched to the Lexus LX 570 in terms of price, design and sophistication is the Range Rover Sport. As is true of the LX 570, you can add a third-row seat to the Range Rover Sport. And for Lexus money, you can go ahead and spring for the Land Rover's supercharged V8 engine. The Range Rover Sport also offers far more variety than the LX 570, helping you custom-tailor this SUV to your specific preferences.

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Lexus LX 570 vs. Toyota Land Cruiser

There isn't much of a price difference between the Lexus LX 570 and the SUV upon which it is based, so the Toyota Land Cruiser is a direct competitor even though it wears a mainstream brand. The Toyota's primary selling point over the Lexus is its more user-friendly infotainment system.

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FAQ

Is the Lexus LX 570 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 LX 570 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 6.8 out of 10. 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 carrying capacity for the LX 570 ranges from 16.3 to 53.7 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 2021 Lexus LX 570?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Lexus LX 570:

  • Limited-production LX Inspiration Series
  • Updated appearance with Sport package
  • Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • 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 average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Lexus LX 570 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Lexus LX 570 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 LX 570 and gave it a 6.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 LX 570 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Lexus LX 570?

The least-expensive 2021 Lexus LX 570 is the 2021 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 $86,830.

Other versions include:

  • Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $91,830
  • Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $86,830
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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

More about the 2021 Lexus LX 570

2021 Lexus LX 570 Overview

The 2021 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). The 2021 Lexus LX 570 comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Lexus LX 570 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Lexus LX 570?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Lexus LX 570 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 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 2021 LX 570.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Lexus LX 570 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 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 2021 Lexus LX 570?

2021 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 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 $90,365. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $1,772 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,772 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $88,593.

The average savings for the 2021 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 2% below the MSRP.

2021 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 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 $100,865. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $1,966 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,966 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $98,899.

The average savings for the 2021 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 1.9% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Lexus LX 570s are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Lexus LX 570?

2021 Lexus LX 570 Three-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
14 compined MPG,
12 city MPG/16 highway MPG

2021 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
14 compined MPG,
12 city MPG/16 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG14
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfour wheel drive
Displacement5.7 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase112.2 in.
Length200.0 in.
WidthN/A
Height75.2 in.
Curb Weight6000 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Lexus LX 570?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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