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Despite the age, the LX 570 is still more than a competitive model in the segment of full-size luxury SUVs. Introduced in 2007, the current generation still has a lot of things to offer, particularly in terms of performances and overall quality. However, something that is 13 years old is obviously outdated in many aspects and in the case of this model, this mostly refers to poor fuel economy, small cargo area and complicated infotainment system. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many reports were suggesting a complete overhaul for the 2021 Lexus LX 570.
Therefore, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 changes will be minimal. We might see a couple of novelties in terms of standard features, but the vast majority of design characteristics and features will remain completely untouched. Count on a familiar design and mechanics, which also means you may count on the same driving experience. Also, this means the new model should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the Lexus LX 570 2021 redesign won’t happen. Considering that the next-generation Tundra has been delayed, we will have to wait for this one for a little bit more as well. At this point, we can’t say when the new model is about to come but we know for sure that the 2021 Lexus LX 570 will continue in the same way.
In terms of mechanics, this means you may count on the same design we’ve been seeing for years, which has pretty much everything in common with the Land Cruiser. That means you can count spectacular performance, as we are talking about an ultimate off-road machine, which can deal with any kind of hard terrain with ease. Still, that doesn’t mean that the on-road drive is uncomfortable. Of course, you will notice a little bit of body lean, but the overall ride quality is pretty smooth.
In terms of the styling, you may count on familiar aesthetics as well. This model has been updated several years ago and it now features the recognizable spindle grille and narrow headlights, something that is typical for today’s Lexus models. On the other side, the rest of the body has a lot of things in common with the Land Cruiser, including dimensions. Speaking of dimensions, the only notable difference is in terms of approach and departure angles, which are lower due to different bumper designs.
When it comes to the interior design, there is really nothing to complain about, though those aesthetical freaks will definitely find the dashboard look outdated. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the overall build quality is impressive. Not only that materials are fantastic, but you can also notice a spectacular level of craftsmanship, which you won’t find even in many younger rivals.
On the other side, a big complaint comes to the infotainment system, which is based on the infamous Lexus’ Remote Touch controller. Most drivers find this way of control complicated, though I personally like it. On the other side, graphics are sharp, while the screen is more than big enough to provide easy reading. Of course, we are talking about a 12.3-inch screen, which is part of the standard equipment, along with things like navigation, nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, USB ports etc. Additionally, you can get things like a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system, wireless device charging, and a cooled center console.
When it comes to the interior space, the first and the second rows are pretty comfortable. On the other side, the third row is best to be left for kids. Still, a small cargo area seems like a bigger issue than the tight third row. You may count on 16.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 41.6 cubic feet with the third row folded down, and 81.3 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Engine
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. You may count on a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which is good for about 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pairs with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The biggest complaint about this engine goes to fuel economy, as you may count only on 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. Still, if you care more about reliability and durability, this is the right choice for you, as we are talking about arguably the most reliable engine in the class.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Release Date and Price
Since there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Lexus LX 570 release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same as for the current model, which starts at around 86.500 dollars.