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2020 Lexus LX-570 Pros vs Cons

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James Murdoch

Are You Considering a 2020 Lexus LX-570? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

In the world of luxury SUVs, companies have to make sure they build vehicles that have it all: power, comfort, technology, convenience, and all the little details that let the vehicle warrant a hefty price tag. The 2020 Lexus LX 570 is a complete package. It gives customers something they can rely on, and it has high-end components both inside and outside the cabin. Here are 10 reasons why people should consider purchasing the LX 570, along with a few drawbacks.

What's New for 2020?

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 remains fairly similar to the previous model year. One change is that a Sport Package is now being offered on three-row LX 570s. The Sport Package has cosmetic upgrades, such as a slightly different front bumper and exclusive grille. Inside, the SUV would get a black headliner and black, red, or white semi-aniline leather seats. The Sport Package also includes features that are including in the Luxury Package, like ventilated first and second row seats, wireless charging, and four-zone climate control.

Ten Reasons You May Like the 2020 Lexus LX-570 – The Pros

1. A Powerful Vehicle

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 runs on an advanced engine. The 5.7-liter V8 under the hood provides 403 pound-feet of torque and 383 horsepower. The vehicle can go from zero to to 60 miles per hour in as low as 7.3 seconds. These stats show that the SUV will have no trouble handling itself in many situations. Drivers who value handling and power can enjoy being behind the wheel of the LX 570.

2. Ready to Go Off-Roading

Full-time four-wheel drive provides additional traction and control. When necessary, power will be sent to the wheels that can use it so the vehicle doesn't lose its grip. The driver doesn't need to make any adjustments in order for four-wheel drive to kick in.

Several other factors make the LX 570 ready for the trails. Crawl Control can come in handy when driving over especially challenging terrain, as it can keep the vehicle moving at a slow and steady pace. With Turn Assist, the Lexus can make tighter turns because brake force can be added to the inside rear wheel. Active Height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension can work together to lift up the SUV by three inches for higher clearance. Hill-Start Assist Control can be used on hills to prevent rolling back when pressure is lifted from the brake pedal.

Additionally, the LX 570 comes with a Multi-Terrain Select system. Drivers can choose from five types of terrain - Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, and Mud & Sand - to optimize performance in unique situations.

3. A Large Display

A 12.3-inch high-resolution display is standard on the 2020 Lexus LX 570. This is the largest split-screen in its class, and it provides the driver with information about vehicle performance as well as lets people access the infotainment system. Since the cabin feels quite spacious, it's fitting that the screen is also large. The screen looks like it fits perfectly into the dashboard.

4. Lighting Things Up

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 is filled with little elements that can affect the overall quality of the vehicle. One of those elements is illumination in various places. Running boards have lights to help people secure their footing, and the center console can be illuminated with the push of a button.

5. Keeping Drinks Cold

An available feature is a cool box, which would be integrated into the center console. It can be used to store approximately six drinks and keep them cool, giving people something refreshing to sip on when out on the road.

6. Convenient Access to the Cargo Area

Standard on the 2020 Lexus LX 570 is a power rear door that comes with remote keyless access to the cargo space. A switch inside the vehicle can be used to raise or lower the rear door. The SmartAccess fob can remotely open and close it as well. This feature is ideal for when people's hands are full or for those with limited mobility who may otherwise have trouble handling the door.

7. High Towing Capacity

The 2020 Lexus LX 570 acts like its more rugged counterparts, and it can tow up to 7,000 pounds. This gives drivers a lot of flexibility in terms of what they can bring with them on road trips, to work sites, or on fun adventures. The vehicle comes with Trailer Sway Control to help keep unwanted trailer movement to a minimum. The rear view camera can give better perspective when backing up and connecting the hitch.

8. Back Seat Entertainment

People in the back can stay entertained with an available dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System. What makes this system stand apart from many others is that two video sources can be viewed simultaneously. When kids or adults with different interests are riding in the SUV, one screen can be used for video games or music playback while the other can be used to watch a movie, for instance. The system includes a wireless remote that can be used from any point in the vehicle and an AC power outlet that will keep devices charged. The entertainment system's wireless headphones keep passengers from getting tangled in cords.

9. A Comprehensive Safety Package

People can drive with peace of mind in a LX 570. Both the two- and three-row models come with the Lexus Safety System+. It includes a monitoring system that can detect vehicles and pedestrians in the path of the SUV. If the driver doesn't brake in time, the Lexus will automatically brake to avoid an accident. This may sometimes mean that the SUV brings itself to a complete halt.

The system also includes Lane Departure Alert, a program that uses a high-resolution camera to determine whether the Lexus is within lane markings. If the system detects something out of place at speeds above 32 miles per hour, it will release audible and visual warnings in addition to vibrating the steering wheel.

All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Intelligent High Beams are other components of the safety package. The advanced cruise control system can maintain a pre-set distance with the vehicle in front, even in stop-and-go traffic. Intelligent High Beams will automatically switch between high and low beams depending on whether other cars are detected on the road.

10. Fine Interior Details

Taking the level of luxury up one notch is an available artisan-crafted wood trim, which can come in either Linear Dark Mocha or Linear Espresso. This trim creates something that you might see in an elegant den or study. Leather seats throughout the cabin are soft, comfortable, and supportive. The front seats come heated and can come ventilated as well. The Luxury package comes with heated and ventilated seats in the second row, also.

Reasons You May Not Like the 2020 Lexus LX-570 – The Cons

1. Limited Space in the Back

For such a large vehicle, the passengers don't necessarily have the most room. Leg room in the second row is 34.4 inches, and in the third row it's only 28.3 inches. This would keep adults from wanting to ride in that back row, though kids might be perfectly comfortable.

2. Touchscreen Could Be More User-Friendly

The infotainment system is controlled through Lexus's Remote Touch system. While some controls are easy to find, others require some time to get to. If someone is driving while trying to adjust the temperature or make changes to what's playing over the speakers, using the Remote Touch system can take their eyes off the road for a few seconds longer than might be ideal.

3. Fuel Economy Isn't the Best

When driving a full-size SUV, most people wouldn't expect to have great fuel economy. The LX 570, though, definitely falls short in comparison with some other vehicles. With its high-performing engine and large frame, it only gets an estimated 12 miles per gallon in the city and 16 miles per gallon on the highway. Fuel-tank capacity is 24.6 gallons, so LX 570 drivers should expect to have a high bill at the gas station.

4. Lack of Back Seat Versatility

The SUV can either be configured to accommodate five or eight passengers. This means that captain's chairs, which can help the back area feel much more roomy, are not an option. The second row has a power-sliding 60/40-split bench with a 40/20/40-split seatback. If the LX 570 is equipped with a third row, it would have an additional power-folding 50/50-split seat.

How It Stacks Up to the Competition:

Seating capacity can be an important factor when selecting a full-size SUV. Because the 2020 Lexus LX 570 comes with an optional third row to accommodate a total of eight people, it can be a more attractive option than a vehicle like the Range Rover or Land Rover. The Lexus also has fairly good horsepower, beating competitors like the Audi Q7.


What Lexus has done right with the LX 570 is that it's built an SUV that has high-end interior components along with the ability to handle adverse terrain. It's certainly a rugged vehicle, with it's off-road abilities and powerful engine, but inside the cabin, everything feels plush and luxurious. The total package that the 2020 Lexus LX 570 brings to the market is competitive. The SUV would be a great purchase for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life but also wants to drive a vehicle with good performance abilities.

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