While the rest of the world talks about the new Land Cruiser, North American drivers are eagerly waiting to see how its more luxurious iteration is about to look like. At this point, we know for sure that the Japanese carmaker won’t rush and that we will have to wait for another year to see the new model. Meanwhile, the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will continue in the same way, with familiar design characteristics and features.
All in all, you may count on a well-familiar SUV, which still has a lot of good things to offer, despite the age. What we particularly like about this SUV is its strong off-road capability, which comes in a combination with unparalleled reliability and a high level of luxury. Furthermore, the engine seems pretty capable, even by today’s standards.
On the other side, the biggest drawbacks are things like poor fuel economy and outdated infotainment system. As there are no bigger changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Design
The current generation of this full-size luxury SUV has been around for way too long time. It’s been around since 2007 and despite we saw a couple of facelifts, it still looks a little bit old. That’s easiest to be noticed at the rear end, while the front end follows the brand’s contemporary design language, characterized by a well-known spindle grille.
Still, we doubt that many drivers care too much about the styling. This SUV is all about proven and super-reliable engineering. Furthermore, this is one of the most capable off-roaders on the market. It comes with a long list of off-road features, starting from an adjustable suspension, crawl control, multiterrain select modes, and a front-view terrain camera.
The interior can be a weak or strong point of this SUV – it all depends on how you look at things. If you’re all about tech features and modern gadgets, you will probably find this cabin looks outdated. On the other hand, those who like conservative design will adore this interior. Simply, the level of quality, whether it’s about materials or fit and finish, is at such a high level that you won’t find too many luxury cars that look so solid from the inside, no matter the class.
Besides the great quality, this cabin also features enough space to accommodate adults with ease in two rows. The optional third row is tight but can be very useful sometimes. When it comes to cargo capacity, you may count on up to 81.3 cubic feet. While that a lot of space, it is still below-average for the segment.
The reason why this SUV features a so high starting price is that the list of standard equipment is really long. It includes things like a 12.3-inch display, navigation, a nine-speaker premium stereo, Bluetooth, multiple USB ports, satellite radio, voice recognition, Amazon Alexa, and the Lexus Enform app suite
Available infotainment features: a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound stereo, wireless device charging, rear-seat entertainment system, quad-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, and a universal garage door opener. Practically, the only upgrade you can get is a center console refrigerator.
The same thing is with safety features. You may count on a full load of standard equipment, which includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera system, a multiterrain view monitor, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change and the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will continue with a good-old naturally-aspirated V8. Of course, we are talking about a 5.7-liter V8, which puts out around 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to move this large SUV with authority, though we have to say that most rivals feel quicker. The power is sent to all wheels via 8-speed automatic transmission, which is refined and does a pretty good job.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the LX 570 is fuel economy. This large SUV returns just 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway and those are some of the lowest ratings in the class.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, without bigger price changes. Therefore, base versions should cost around 87.000 dollars. The competition includes all kinds of full-size luxury SUVs, starting from the Mercedes-Benz G Class and Range Rover. We should also mention models like Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade, as well as crossovers like BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS.