Toyota and Lexus filed for the new trademark – LX 600. It is obvious which model it is going to replace. So, is the 2021 Lexus LX 570 final edition of this nameplate? Probably. The company also launched a new drivetrain. The I-Force Max is part of the lineup for the Tundra truck and we believe it will be under the hood of other big SUVs in the lineup. With all these details in mind, we believe the carmaker is not going to update the LX for the 2021 season.
As its name suggests, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 is getting power from a 5.7-liter V8 engine. Although it creates a massive amount of power, it also consumes a lot of fuel. The LX is not efficient and the next generation needs to fix that. Also, there is a redesign on the way, although the LX is still pretty attractive.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Specs
Every Lexus SUV hides the displacement size in its name. So, we have the RX 350 with a 3.5-liter unit, GX 460 and 4.6-l engine, and finally, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 with a 5.7-liter mill. This is the largest powerplant by Toyota is using for its large vehicles. For the LX, it bursts out 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds, which is the best output the luxury model can do. An eight-speed automatic transmission forwards power to all four corners of the SUV.
Well, not all is so bright about the 2021 LX 570. The biggest downside is the fuel economy, with only 14 mpg combined. Add the hefty starting price and you will get something completely opposite from the budget-friendly vehicle. Still, the LX offers a great dose of off-road fun. There are 9 inches under the body, which requires assist steps for entering the vehicle.
LX is Available only in Two Versions
The 2021 Lexus LX 570 is the super-luxurious SUV with plenty of options. The carmaker didn’t spare features, like for its other premium full-size model, Land Cruiser. Still, the LX will offer you an option to choose – if you want a two- or a three-row layout. Both versions will offer plenty of room. Total cargo space is 83 cubic feet. With all seats up, there are only 9 cu.ft. The three-row model comes with eight seating spots.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Accessories
Leather covers the upholstery of the 2021 Lexus LX 570. Also, there are cool wooden details with rich accents. The LX was updated a long time ago, but it is still modern and fashionable. For example, the center of the infotainment system is a touchscreen 12-inch display, positioned at the center of the control panel. Lexus splits the screen into three parts when needed to do a few functions. For example, it can show navigation, climate control, and audio commands at the same time. The middle row offers a separate infotainment system with 11-inch screens in headrests of the front-row buckets. There are also two USB ports for playing your favorite media on these monitors, and aux jack for headphones.
2021 Lexus LX 570 vs LX 600
The new generation of the full-size luxury SUV is just around the corner. Unchanged, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 is not going to be too attractive to buyers. They will rather wait for the next-gen vehicle with a fresh design and upgraded engines. Plus, the resale value of the LX will keep dropping. Meanwhile, the upcoming version is getting a new drivetrain, a twin-turbo V6. This will be enough to improve the fuel economy. Still, the new SUV will also use lighter materials for the body, making the overall weight drop.
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2021 Lexus LX 570 Prices and Release Date
The 2021 Lexus LX 570 will be out by the end of the year. The carmaker planned an earlier debut, but the COVID-19 outburst causes delays in the entire automotive industry, which takes the hardest hits. It will leave time for small updates on the final version before the next-gen model comes out. During 2021 Lexus will present the LX 600 and the attention will be on the new SUV. The price of the LX570 might drop a bit. Currently, the MSRP starts just under $90,000, without extras. If you pick a version with three rows, it will cost you $3,000. Luxury package is a $1,200 upgrade and it also brings some unique color options for the cabin.