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Overview (Final Score: B)
The 2017carries on from last year’s LX without change. This is the biggest, baddest sport utility in the Lexus lineup and the fact that it’s based on the is its greatest selling point. This is a luxury SUV that can almost literally go anywhere any time.
The LX 570 has some of the most powerful off-pavement credibility in the business, having won several Baja races (among other things). That doesn’t mean it misses out on the excellent interior luxury that Lexus is known for. It carries plenty of that as well.
There are some downsides to this big SUV, including its hefty price point, but the big 7-seat LX 570 is definitely a powerhouse. Buyers in the luxury segment will love the high resale value, extreme capability and excellent luxury that the 2017 Lexus LX 570 has to offer.
What We Love About the 2017 Lexus LX 570:
- Extreme off-road capability for a luxury SUV
- Excellent interior feel in the first two rows
- Excellent reliability expectation
What We Don’t Love About the 2017 Lexus LX 570:
- Weird and interfering third row folding seats
- Terrible fuel economy even compared to fuel-chugging peers
- Nearly unusable infotainment, even with the upgrade
Pricing and Value (8/10)
In the luxury class, there is only one sport utility that is more costly than the LX570 and that’s a Mercedes-Benz product. The starting price for the 2017 LX570 is significantly above the average for the luxury SUV segment, but the LX comes fully loaded with very few add-on options beyond that.
Knowing that, few luxury SUVs have the same retention of value at resale that the Lexus LX does. With its high reliability expectation and its reputation for being dependable and go-anywhere capable, the perceived value of the LX570 is better than it would be were price the only determining factor.
Most buyers who purchase an LX570 are likely to be happy and feel like they’ve gotten their money’s worth.
Total Score and Competitive Comparison (66/80, 83%)
There are plenty of off-road-ready sport utility vehicles in the luxury market. It’s one of the only places where a true SUV can still be found. Competitors to the 2017 Lexus LX570 include the Range Rover LR4 with its beautiful old world interior and elegant exterior, and thewith its boxy Hollywood looks and extreme off-pavement credibility.
For those that don’t really need go-anywhere capability, lower-priced sport utilities like the elegant Mercedes-Benz GLS and the Infiniti QX80 are definitely worth considering.
The 2017 Lexus LX570 is really a niche vehicle, fitting those who want the full capabilities of the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser with a truly luxurious option. It has its quirks, most of which are trade-offs to the LX’s foreboding drivetrain and chassis, and most that will not be seen as big negatives to those who really want an LX570. This big luxury SUV owns every element it finds itself in and that is what buyers of the Lexus LX570 really want.
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