Despite the age, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 will continue without more important changes, if we can rely on the latest reports. The luxurious SUV has been riding in the current shape for more than a decade. Most rivals are much younger but the LX still has some great things to offer. This primarily refers to performances, as we are talking about one of the most off-road capable SUVs around. It is also a very luxurious vehicle, which comes with tons of standard equipment and with a very powerful engine. On the other side, it lacks refinement and latest technologies of the automotive industry. Also, fuel economy is very poor. All in all, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 will continue to be a mix of good and bad things. Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we should see it sometime late in the year.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, this SUV rides pretty much unchanged for about 11 years. It is a full-size SUV, which shares most of its characteristics with the legendary Land Cruiser. Two models share pretty much complete mechanics, including the engine. On the other side, the LX comes with its own, distinctive styling, which has been updated some time ago. However, it is still far away from the company’s latest design language, despite we can see that famous spindle grille shape. The biggest difference compared to the Land Cruiser is in the front face. Also, there is a little bit different body kit, particularly in terms of bumpers. In terms of practicality, its bumpers design affect approach and departure angles, so overall off-road capabilities are a little bit weaker compared to the Land Cruiser.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Interior
The first thing you’ll notice inside this SUV is that the dashboard looks a little bit outdated, which isn’t wonder considering the model’s age. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that the overall interior quality is amazing. The cabin is full of soft-touch, hi-end materials, while wood accents and similar materials are providing an additional premium feel. The overall comfort is a much bigger drawback than an outdated dashboard design. While the first row offers excellent comfort and plenty of space, the second and especially third row is very tight, considering the model’s size and segment standards. Another complaint goes to the cargo area, which is small and not so practical. Like in the Land Cruiser, seats fold on the side, which limits already quite small cargo area.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Features
While we can complain about some design solutions, the list of standard equipment is spectacular. Base models already come with a full load of standard features. Some of the exterior highlights are complete LED lighting, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, windshield wiper de-icers, running boards, power liftgate, tow hitch etc.
On the inside, you can count on tons of conveniences. Some of the notable standard features are things like leather upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, driver memory settings, sunroof and much more. Also, there are tech goodies like a 12.3-inch screen, navigation system, Bluetooth, a USB, 9-speaker audio system etc. Of course, there are numerous options as well.
Finally, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 will come with a full load of standard safety systems. The list of standard features is pretty impressive and includes things like forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, lane departure warning, full-speed adaptive cruise control and many more.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Engine
There is no place for surprises under the hood of 2020 Lexus LX 570. It will continue with a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which delivers around 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all wheels. The overall driving experience is pretty convenient. This engine is strong, but also extremely reliable. On the other side, a huge complaint goes to very poor fuel economy. You can count on just 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which are the weakest numbers in the class.
2020 Lexus LX 570 Release Date and Price
Given the fact that we won’t see bigger changes for the 2020 Lexus LX 570 model, the launch date should be scheduled for the end of this year. The price will remain unchanged, which means that base models will go around 86.000 dollars. Competition is pretty tough. There aren’t too many models in this segment, but all rivals are much younger. Some of the main competitors are models like Ford Expedition, Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator etc.