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Lexus LX 570
Lexus' bold grille has been spread across its entire lineup over the past few years, which for some, does not work with traditional SUV styling.
However you feel, hiding beneath it all is a very capable off-roader. Although it shares the same frame, powertrain, and basic suspension design as the Land Cruiser, there are considerable differences. The LX 570 makes use of an electro-hydraulic suspension that allows the vehicle to be lowered or raised at the flip of a switch. At its highest setting, the LX 570 sits up proud, and when it gets down low expect improved handling at higher speeds.
The LX 570 boasts a 5.7-liter V-8, 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. That power is delivered to all four wheels via a 8-speed automatic gearbox and a full-time four-wheel drive transfer case. Those are pretty big numbers.
When opening the door, immediately you notice the interior’s quality, decked in luxurious leather, glossy wood trim and a distinct das hboard. There's plenty of room for five adults and four golf bags so you’ll probably be the one driving to the course.
For 2017, Lexus has made some important safety options standard: including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beam headlamps.
All in all the LX 570s is downright luxurious, but an optional Luxury Package will bump it up to high-end territory. But then again, a loaded LX 570 is under $100,000, which is where you're just getting started in a Rangie.