2020 LEXUS LX 570 SUV: Experience an Amazing Car

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This new Lexus 2020 LX 570 features a 5.7-liter intuitively inspiring V-8 engine. It produces 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft torque, providing a 7,000 lb. towing capacity.

The LX is equipped with an advanced eight-speed paddle-shift transmission. It delivers a combined highway and city mpg of 14 mpg. Driving normally, I stretched it to 19 mpg during my test period.

Inside the cabin, LX offers bold styling with commanding utility that complements its chiseled, muscular exterior. Items like Premium Triple LED Headlamps and class-exclusive interior technology. All resting on 21-inch split 10-spoke all-season tires.

The LX 570 I drove was equipped with a new Sport Package. That package features new, more dynamic front fascia and a lower rear valance.

The Sports Package dealt primarily with the exterior, with features like chrome side mirror caps, front spoiler, and black headliner. This package adds an additional expense of $2,000 to the Suggested Manufacturer’s Retail Price (MSRP) of $91,380.

A sport package is most often reserved for a smaller vehicle. But with this handsome, sleek, muscular, and quick SUV, sporty is a good description—without the smaller, more confining seating.

The wide, 14-way adjustable driver’s seat and wide, 12-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat offer convenient memory settings. Both seats include dual-function lumbar adjustability and heating.

With the second-row outboard seats, passengers can select from three settings to operate fans inside the seatbacks and cushions. That circulates air through perforations in the leather trim. There are three heat settings for cold seats.

2020 LEXUS LX 570 SUV: Experience an Amazing Car

Photos courtesy of Lexus Newsroom

I was introduced to this Lexus at the annual Texas Auto Writers Truck Rodeo. The truck rodeo focuses on trucks, but also has an emphasis on SUVs, sport, luxury, off-road, midsize, and full-size vehicles.

I only drove the LX 570 for a short time, but I wanted to drive some more. So, a month later, my wife and I took it on a 5-day road trip to the Texas Gulf Coast for the Christmas Holidays.

It took me just a short time to load my overnight bag, extra pair of shoes, a can of Dr Pepper, and some peanuts. But a little longer to load her four suitcases, cosmetic bag, cooler, and shoe bag. Plus an assortment of bottled waters, veggies, health bars, and fruit juices.

The LX seats five comfortably. The power sliding 60/40-split second-row seating with 40/20/40-split seatback is accommodating. And the eight-passenger LX offers the addition of a power-folding 50/50 split third-row seat.

The trip to the coast was a mixed bag of driving conditions, heading South on I-45. It was cold and rainy as we left Dallas, but cleared up considerably the further south we drove, as the weather became sunny. Yet, the traffic was horrendous. Truck wrecks, road repairs, and crazy drivers slowed traffic to a crawl sometimes, especially through Houston.

This gave us an excellent opportunity to try out the standard Drive Mode Select. The system enables you to select the mode more easily, and effected with a simple turn of the dial.

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