The luxurious full-size SUV may be old but still has a lot to offer. Besides luxurious cabin and plenty of standard equipment, you may also count on excellent off-road performances and on a quite powerful V8 engine. The current generation has been around since 2007, so it’s not hard to presume that it definitely needs an update. According to the latest reports, the new generation will probably come as the 2022 model year. That clearly indicates that 2021 Lexus LX 570 won’t feature any particular change. We are about to see a familiar design, which is characterized by a nice combination of Lexus’ modern styling solutions and rugged overall design.
The only changes that are possible are some minor revisions in terms of standard equipment. Other than that, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 will carry on with the same styling, same engine etc. We expect to see it in the last quarter of 2022.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, this model hasn’t changed too much since 2007. As you may presume, it belongs to the same family of Toyota’s full-size BoF vehicles, so we can expect a complete redesign in the near future. Once the company is done with the development of the new Tundra, it will be time for the LX, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, etc.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 will continue with the same overall design. In terms of the styling, this model has been updated several years ago, when it received the brand’s recognizable spindle grille, though in a little bit more conventional form compared to Lexus crossovers. In terms of mechanics, things haven’t changed too much since 2007. The LX features very strong but also a quite heavy chassis, while things like full-time 4×4 system, crawl control and locking differentials are definitely something we like very much about this SUV.
Typically for Lexus, the overall interior quality is impressive. Hi-quality materials are all around the cabin and we are pretty sure you will hardly find something better than this, even among much younger competition. On the other side, the look of the dashboard looks a little bit old, which is no wonder, considering that we are talking about a 12-year old vehicle. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that this cabin is a really nice place to be in.
On the other side, a big drawback is a fact that the cabin is tighter compared to younger rivals. While the first row is very generous in terms of space, the second one is nothing more than okay, and okay doesn’t seem enough for this segment. The third row is cramped, while 9.1 cubic feet behind the third row is subpar even for much smaller crossovers.
The 2021 Lexus LX 570 could get a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment but keep in mind that the current model is already pretty generous and that there isn’t much room for further improvements, at least until we see a redesign. Every LX model comes standard with a huge 12.3-inch screen, which is operated via Lexus Remote Touch knob. It takes a learning curve, but graphics are actually pretty good. The list of standard equipment also includes things like navigation, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, quad-zone automatic climate control. Among optional features, you can find things like a premium 19-speaker audio system, cooled center console, rear-seat entertainment system etc.
When it comes to safety, the list of standard equipment includes surround-view parking camera system, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, while the head-up display is available.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Engine
Under the hood, things will definitely remain the same. This means you may count on a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which features a max output of 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. That seems like a nice amount of power, while we also like how the 8-speed automatic gearbox works. Add to this terrific reliability ratings and we can say this is a perfect powertrain until you see mpg numbers. Fuel economy is definitely the weakest point of this SUV. You may count on just 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which are the lowest ratings in the class.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Release Date and Price
Considering that the 2021 Lexus LX 570 is expected to come without notable changes, we presume it will hit the market in a typical time of year. That would mean sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 86.500 dollars. Key competitors are models like Range Rover, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade etc.