2014 lexus lx 570 review




2014 lexus lx 570 review

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    As the largest and most powerful luxury SUV in the Lexus stable, the LX has to live up to some pretty big responsibilities. Although based on the same.

    The Lexus LX is ranked #1 in Luxury Large SUVs by U.S. News & World The Lexus LX is a very good luxury large SUV.

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    X Newsletter Sign Up. The edgier design and sheer bulk of the thing won't appeal to everyone, but the Caddy is one of the best of these behemoths. The Low rolling mode can only be used up to about mph and the High only to about mph, and a feature called Easy Access Mode automatically lowers the LX to its lowest setting when parked to make it easier to climb in and out of the behemoth. Next the power is sent to the front and rear axles via a Torsen Torque-Sensing limited-slip center differential. Torque leaving the single-option, eight-speed automatic gearbox passes through a two-speed transfer case, giving the driver the choice of a high-ratio mode for daily driving and a low-ratio mode for low-speed, high-torque off-road and slow-towing applications.

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    The Good The Lexus LX 's powerful engine, smooth transmission, and robust all-wheel drive system are well-suited for almost any driving conditions. The adaptive suspension helps maintain a composed ride, and adjustable ride height with Easy Access Mode makes it easy to enter and exit the large vehicle.

    The optional Mark Levinson Reference series audio system sounds fantastic. The Bad The navigation system is starting to show its age; setting a destination by voice requires too many prompts and pauses. The mpg combined estimate is, sadly, typical of a vehicle this size. Well, allow me to introduce you to the Lexus LX It's got the same power train and chassis, the same robust all-wheel drive and sophisticated braking and traction systems, and the same off-road cred that make the current Land Cruiser Series the vehicle of choice for NATO Armed Forces.

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    Only, this SUV has a Lexus badge up front and a generous dose of luxury throughout. Like the legendary Land Cruiser, the LX sits atop a rugged chassis and a robust all-wheel drive system. Torque leaving the single-option, eight-speed automatic gearbox passes through a two-speed transfer case, giving the driver the choice of a high-ratio mode for daily driving and a low-ratio mode for low-speed, high-torque off-road and slow-towing applications.

    Next the power is sent to the front and rear axles via a Torsen Torque-Sensing limited-slip center differential. The differential will automatically vary the fore-to-aft torque split around the nominal Once selected, the LX's braking system steps in to assist the drivetrain with maintaining optimal grip over almost any terrain, helping to shuffle power from left to right across the two axles with its electronic brakeforce distribution and controlling ascent and descent speeds with the Crawl Control with Turn Assist and Multi-Terrain Anti-lock Braking systems.

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    The brake assist features also come into play on the road with the standard Vehicle Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control features. The LX differs the most significantly from the Land Cruiser in its suspension. Both SUVs use fully independent double-wishbone suspensions with rear four-link trailing-arm solid-axles, but where the Toyota's spring rates are fixed, the Lexus upgrades with an Adaptive Variable Suspension and Active Height Control System.

    With the flip of a switch, the LX's ride height can be raised to increase its ground clearance over uneven terrain or reduced to clear low-hanging obstructions. The Low rolling mode can only be used up to about mph and the High only to about mph, and a feature called Easy Access Mode automatically lowers the LX to its lowest setting when parked to make it easier to climb in and out of the behemoth.

    Additionally, the LX features electronically controlled shock absorbers and stabilizers as well as variable gear ratio steering -- yes, this is a lot of features -- allowing the characteristics of the SUV's handling to also be tweaked between Normal, Sport, and Comfort modes with the flip of yet another switch.

    2014 lexus lx 570 review

    I found the Comfort mode to feel just too floaty and disconnected from the road and the Sport mode to be a bit artificially and uncharacteristically harsh, choosing the "just right" of the adaptive Normal mode for the vast majority of my testing. This engine does not feature direct injection, but generates horsepower and pound-feet of peak torque thanks to the tried and true Dual VVT-i variable valve timing system. It's a strong engine that can effortlessly haul the 6,pound Lexus up to freeway speeds and, with considerably more effort and a bit of preparation, tow an additional 7, pounds of capacity.

    It's also a smooth mill; at highway speeds its slight hum is unobtrusive. The idling speed is so buttery-smooth and quiet that I kept having to double-check that it was actually running. You'll notice on paper that the output here has been tuned to 2 more horsepower and 2 more pound-feet of torque than the less expensive Toyota Land Cruiser, but that probably makes no difference in the real world.

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