The Lexus brand’s most exclusive sport-utility is its flagship, the LX 570. Available as a two-row vehicle with seating for five, or a three-row equipped with eight sets of seatbelts, the full-size LX 570 tops a five-SUV lineup that encompasses the sales-leading RX, mid-size GX, compact NX, and extra-small UX. Including destination charges, the five-seat LX 570 starts at $87,675. Another $5,000 nets the eight-passenger version. Add a few options such as a Luxury package, the upgraded stereo system, 21-inch alloy wheels, and a rear entertainment for the kiddies, and the LX 570 can breach six figures. New for 2020 is a Sport Appearance package.
What separates the LX 570 from just about every other luxury SUV (except possibly the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and some Range Rover models) is its off-pavement ability. As it has been since it was introduced as the Lexus brand’s first SUV in 1996, when it was called the LX 450, today's LX is based on the intrepid and indomitable body-on-frame Toyota Land Cruiser.