Luxury utility vehicles are typically tailor-made with the intention of looking great amidst the bright lights of a big city or in the strobing orange lights of a vast highway, not so much when climbing unbeaten paths away from prying eyes. The 2017 Lexus LX 570 succeeds in melding multiple worlds, exuding a confidence and presence indicative of an urban chariot while providing the capability necessary to conquer the road less traveled.
Because it is a Lexus, the 2017 LX 570 spares no expense with regards to luxury. The interior comes standard with high-quality Parchment leather upholstery with Linear Dark Mocha wood trim and is available with Black leather upholstery with Linear Espresso wood trim with select exterior colors. With the available Luxury Package, this can be upgraded to Parchment leather with Matte Walnut Open Pore trim, Black leather with Dark Brown Walnut trim or Cabernet leather with Linear Espresso wood trim.
In addition to three exclusive semi-aniline perforated leather hues and premium wood trims, the Luxury Package ups the interior comfort with heated and ventilated front- and second-row seats and four-zone climate control. To keep backseat passengers pacified on long road trips, an available dual-screen, Rear-Seat Entertainment System places two LCD video screens behind the front headrests that can be connected to consoles, DVD players or audio devices via HDMI input.
Additional options aimed at increasing the comfort and opulence of the LX 570 include a Mark Levinson® Reference Surround Sound Audio System, 21-inch alloy wheels, heated wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and a cool box that can store multiple beverages. Fully equipped, the 2017 Lexus LX 570 is less a means of transportation than it is a home away from home, which is particularly ideal when you plan to use it to get away from civilization for a weekend.
The heart of the 2017 Lexus LX 570 is a powerful 5.7-liter V8, which doles out a burly output of 383 horsepower and 403 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to an eight-speed, sequential-shift Electronically Controlled Transmission, this engine sends all of that power to all four wheels with full-time, four-wheel drive. Aided by a TORSEN® limited-slip center differential with manual-locking feature, this makes it capable of handling the road in nearly any condition.
When nature calls and escape from the ordinary beckons, the LX 570 is well-equipped to heed that call with a lockable center differential and two-speed transfer case. Crawl Control allows the LX 570 to conquer even the most arduous conditions while Active Height Control combines with an Adaptive Variable Suspension to give the 2017 LX the clearance necessary to blaze a trail. Multi-Terrain Select creates a greater degree of control by allowing drivers to choose from dive different terrain types: Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, or Mud & Sand.
If you live an active lifestyle that occasionally takes you to places only the brave dare visit, the 2017 Lexus LX 570 is a natural contender for the role thanks to its capabilities and versatility. It is bound to get you therewherever there may happen to beand back, and it will do so in style and comfort.
This article is presented by Lexus of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.