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2013 Lexus LX 570 – Review

The Lexus LX has a really good reputation in the segment of full size SUVs however, just like the dinosaurs the LX of Lexus was become a part of the history just because of its poor fuel economy and unhealthy performance. Luckily, with the third generation the Lexus LX made its powerful comeback with all those features that we once wished to have in. A stylish and highly off-road capable 2013 Lexus LX 570 is a very hot family member of the LX. Though, the model regains lots of its lost features, efficiency and high level of performance , however it still has to work hard to stand out successfully among toughest rivals available in the segment.

2013 Lexus LX 570

Exterior and Interior

The 2013 Lexus LX 570 is an appealing full size luxury SUV that now features a new spindle grille that you can find on all the latest models. The exterior now features some other minor styling features. Exterior features of the LX 570 2013 include automatic and adaptive xenon headlights, power-folding and heated side view mirrors, a sunroof, adaptive suspension and 20 inch wheels for smooth and fun drive.

In the comparison with the exterior, the interior of the 2013 Lexus LX is a bit more comfortable and refined. The standard interior of the 2013 LX 570 features keyless entry, cruise control, leather upholstery, 10 way power driver seat and 8 way power front passenger seat, four zone automatic climate control, driver memory function, reclining power sliding second row seat and power folding third row seat, a rearview camera, touchscreen interface, navigation system with real traffic and weather information, voice control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Lexus Enform suite of app based service, a nine speaker sound system with CD changer, HD radio, satellite radio, USB/iPod interface and auxiliary audio jack.

An optional Luxury Package is available for the 2013 LX 570 that adds lots of features for the comfort and convenience of the driver and occupants.

Safety Features

The 2013 LX 570 is equipped with standard safety features including antilock brakes, front side airbags, full length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, traction control and stability control and Lexus Safety Connect Emergency communication system with a stolen vehicle locator, Emergency assist button and automatic collision notification.

Under the Hood

The Lexus 2013 LX 570 is powered by a 5.7 liter V8 generating 383 horsepower and 403 lb ft of torque. A full time four wheel drive system paired with crawl control, hill start assist, driver selectable multi terrain system and a six speed automatic transmission are standard.
The acceleration from 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds that is quick enough for an SUV of this size. The EPA rated fuel economy of this full size SUV is 12 mpg City, 17 mpg highway and 14 mpg combined.

Pricing and Availability

The 2013 LX 570 has a starting MSRP of $81,530 and is available for sale.

Competition

Though, the Lexus LX 570 2013 model year is high performance efficient and has a really impressive off-road capability however, still the model has to make a little struggle to stand out in the crowd of spacious and efficient choices including Land Rover Range Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser, Infiniti QX56, Chevrolet Suburban and Lincoln Navigator.

Pros

  • Powerful V8
  • Well balanced and sharp handling and ride quality
  • Off-road capabilities
  • Luxurious feel

Cons

  • Cramped third row seats
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Toyota Land Cruiser is far more affordable

The Verdict

The 2013 Lexus LX 570 is a good choice for those who are looking for a luxurious full size SUV that regained lots of its lost features however, in front of the strongest rivals, it has to struggle hard to satisfy customers.

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Published on: September 19, 2013

Filled Under: Autos Reviews, Lexus

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