The 2016 Lexus LX570
The All-new LX570
For 2016, Lexus has made a Herculean effort with the third LX570 face-lift in eight years. The 2016 version of the Lexus LX570 is stronger, more luxurious, and better-looking than its predecessor. This time, the company restyled much of the exterior sheet metal while the infotainment, safety and interior features have been upgraded.
The LX570 is offered in a single trim level with a slew of high-end standard features. Starting with the exterior, the LX boasts 20-inch alloy wheels, a height-adjustable adaptive suspension, automatic load leveling, full LED exterior lights (automatic and adaptive LED headlights, fog lights and taillights), automatic wipers, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a 360-degree surround-view parking camera system, a blind-spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, a lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, running boards, a roof rack, a power lift gate, a tow hitch, rear privacy glass and a keyless ignition and entry system which now includes a slim card key “SmartAccess” that fits in your wallet.
However, the 2016 LX570 still has much in common with the Land Cruiser on which it is based, including the Land Cruiser’s hulking size and go-anywhere, four-wheel-drive capability. The 2016 Lexus LX570 is a full-size SUV with seating for eight passengers. The third-row seat is a 50/50-split design that folds up against the sides of the cargo compartment when not in use. The LX can tow up to 7,000 pounds and a tow hitch comes standard.
The 2016 Lexus LX570 entices with a posh leather and wood-lined cabin. Lexus has freshened the LX’s dashboard design with a larger 4.2-inch driver information display, 12.3-inch infotainment screen, cleaner lines and LED ambient interior lighting. It comes with four-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, wood trim, heated power front seats (10-way driver, eight-way passenger), driver memory functions, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 60/40-split second-row seat (reclining and power-sliding), a power-folding third-row seat, second-row window sunshades and a 120-volt household-style power outlet in the cargo bay.
The infotainment system utilizes the Lexus Remote Touch interface, a 12.3-inch display, a navigation system, voice controls, the Lexus Enform suite of smartphone-based services (including Pandora, Slacker, Yelp and iHeartRadio), Siri Eyes Free technology, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a nine-speaker audio system with a CD changer, satellite radio, HD radio, USB ports (front and second row) and a media player interface.
A 5.7-liter V8 engine rated at 383 hp and 403 pound-feet of torque powers the 2016 Lexus LX570. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is a full-time four-wheel-drive system with hill start assist, crawl control, and a driver-selectable multi-terrain system. Lexus says the new transmission boots the LX 570’s 0-60 mph acceleration to 7.3 seconds from 7.5 seconds. A new Drive Mode Select system enables drivers to specify certain powertrain and suspension configurations via a console-mounted dial.
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