2016 Lexus LX 570 Release Date, Price, Review, Interior – Unlike other full-size crossovers, the new 2016 Lexus LX 570 has a firm history on its side. Based on the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser, you could be right to say that its antiquity stretches to mid ‘50s. Now, a majority of shoppers in this class should be willing to take a hit at the gas station, which is, among other reasons why we intentionally cut the LX 570 plenty of slack in the past.
However, a sizeable number of European rivals are increasingly making use of forced of both superchargers and turbochargers meant to pump up the top speed whilst ensuring a reasonable return of fuel economy.
Simply put, the LX 570’s EPA of 14 mpg when combined is outright dissapointing in its segment, and so is the lackluster 7.4 second sprint from 0-60 miles per gallon. Fortunately for 2016 year, we should expect a revamp of the figures in the right direction.
Despite the promises by Lexus to work on its previous model’s flaws, it is important for buyers to sample out other vehicles in the segment. A case in point is the Mercedes Benz GL-Class, which comes with more cargo space, roomier third row, better fuel economy, cutting-edge infotainment, quicker acceleration, bespoke interior, and a reasonable price tag. Also, the 2015 BMW X5 stands out with its powertrains, smooth driveability, cabin technology and on-road handling.
Exterior Redesign & Interior Reviews – 2016 Lexus LX 570
The new 2016 Lexus LX 570 is a full-size SUV capable of accommodating up to eight passengers comfortably. The third row comes with a 50/50 split design that can be folded up against the cargo compartment sides whenever space is an issue.
The 570 will be offered in a single trim model just like the previous 2015 model. Some slew of high-end features include auto-dimming outside mirrors, automatic adaptive xenon headlights, a sunroof, a roof rack, running boards, and ignition and a tow hitch.
Inside, the LX 570 comes with leather upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, driver memory functions, heated power front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power-folding third-row seat, wood trim, and a 60/40-split reclining and power-sliding second-row seat. Other features include the infotainment system that makes use of an eight-inch touchscreen interface and features a a navigation system, rearview camera, voice controls, Siri Eyes Free technology, the Lexus Enform suite of smartphone-based services (including iHeartRadio, Pandora, Slacker, and Yelp), Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity and a nine-speaker audio system with a satellite radio, and an USB /iPod audio interface.
The optional Luxury package adds a cooled storage bin between the front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, extended wood trim, a heated steering wheel, and an upgraded leather upholstery.
Also available are front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, a nineteen-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system, front and sideview parking cameras, and a dual-screen aft seat entertainment system.
Engine Specs – 2016 Lexus LX 570
Under the hood of the 2016 Lexus LX 570 is a 5.7L V8 engine rated at 383 horsepower and 403 pounds of torque. Offered as standard is a 6-speed auto transmission system, as is a full-time AWD system with crawl control, and hill assist.
When fully equipped, the 2016 Lexus LX 570 will be able to tow up to 7,000 lbs. since the 2016 EPA analysis hasn’t been concluded as yet, we should assume that the vehicle will come with better ratings as compared to the 2015 model EPA fuel economy ratings of 12/17/14 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Also, expect a dash to 60 mph in an impressive 7.3 seconds. Talks of a hybrid powertrain are also causing a buzz on the internet, however, no confirmation has been given by Lexus so far.
The car will certainly come equipped with a slew of safety features which include traction control, active front headrests, front knee airbags, second-row side airbags, front-seat side airbags, antilock brakes, stability control with sway control, and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard is stolen vehicle location, Lexus Safety Connect, enhanced roadside assistance and an emergency assist button, among others.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 7.4 in. (199.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6 in. (78 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15.5 ft³
Curb weight: 6000 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 7.3 sec
MPG: 13/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Black Onyx, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Satin Cashmere Metallic and Starfire Pearl
Towing Capacity: 7000 lbs
Price & Release Date – 2016 Lexus LX 570
According to some credible reports, we should expect the new Lexus LX 570 2016 before the fall of this year. Also, expect the vehicle to set you back by an MSRP of $84,000 depending on the selected packages and features. The price should also be dependent on the selected trim model. There is going to be a tight race between the models that are going to come to in the segment as the added competition is the Lincoln Navigator, 2017 Cadillac Escalade and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport model.