Essentially a carryover from 2009, the 2010 Lexus LX 570 features a couple of minor technological changes that further enhance an already well-endowed full-size luxury SUV. With eight-passenger seating in three rows, the four-door LX 570 is delivered in only one trim level and is equipped with full-time four-wheel drive for those snowy highways and muddy back roads. The 2010 LX 570 also offers electronic hi-lo gear selection in case a bit of off-roading is desired.
Powering the 2010 LX 570 is a 5.7-liter DOHC V8 that, in combination with its six-speed auto-manual transmission with descent and hill-holder control, puts out 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque. All those horses are good to tow some 8,500 pounds, but eat gas at a prodigious 12/18 mpg. Those who can afford a Lexus, however, are not apt to worry much about fuel prices. And the 2010 LX 570 offers a self-leveling, height-adjustable suspension that provides a supremely comfortable and luxurious ride.
Standard appearance, comfort, and convenience features for the 2010 Lexus LX 570 include 20-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, roof rack, trailer hitch and wiring, power moonroof, step running boards, multi-level-heated, power-adjustable front seats with driver's memory settings, voice-activated DVD navigation, steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a universal remote garage door opener, and a 6-CD changer with nine speakers and satellite radio. The standard luxury offerings that define this luxury SUV include leather upholstery, wood, leather, and alloy cabin accents, parking-assist sensors, a rear-view backup camera, and remote window and door lock activation.
Options for the 2010 LX 570 include radar-enhanced adaptive cruise control, a chilled storage bin, Intuitive Park-Assist with a front and passenger-side-mirror camera system, rear-seat DVD entertainment, and Smart Card entry.
Lexus has provided for the safety of 2010 LX 570 passengers with four-wheel disc ABS featuring electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, three-row head airbags, daytime running lights, adaptive headlights, and a remote anti-theft alarm system. The usual child-seat anchors, active headrests, and front fog/driving lights are also among the plethora of safety features in this luxury Sport Ute.
Hard as it may be to believe, owners of the ’09 LX 570 found a few things to complain about, with gas mileage, those pesky power-folding third-row seats that fold up sideways instead of into the floor, and some plain-ish styling, especially in the rear, making the list. By and large, however, those who have the means to purchase the ‘09 Lexus LX 570 are highly impressed with its standard luxury and technological features, seat comfort, and luxurious fittings, as well as its over-the-top ride and handling. There’s no reason to believe the 2010 LX 570 will be any less impressive.
|Air Conditioning||Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Dual rear air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents|
|Airbags||Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front and rear side airbags · Front, rear and third row side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor|
|Audio System||Mast antenna · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, iPod/iPhone integration · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · XM satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 9 Total Speakers · 312 watts|
|Brakes||ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.4 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.6 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc|
|Child Safety||Child safety locks · Child seat anchors|
|Comfort Features||Cargo area light · Center console trim: leather and wood · Door sill trim: illuminated scuff plate · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather and wood · Steering wheel trim: leather and wood|
|Convenience Features||Bottle holders: front and rear · Cargo area power outlet: 115V · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, keyless/illuminated entry · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: navigation, phone, audio · Storage: front seatback, door pockets - front and rear · Tool kit · Universal garage door opener: Homelink|
|Doors||Liftgate window: fixed · Power liftgate: closure assist · Rear door type: power liftgate|
|Driver Seat||Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 14, recline|
|Drivetrain||Axle ratio: 3.91 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential · Locking differential: center · Transfer Case|
|Exterior Features||Door handle color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards: front and rear · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear bumper protector · Rear spoiler · Running boards|
|Headrests||Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2 · Number of third row headrests: 3|
|Instrumentation||External temperature display · Fuel economy display · Oil pressure gauge · Trip computer · Trip odometer: 2 · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder, lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant|
|Lights||Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights: puddle lamps · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED|
|Locks||Auto-lock · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature|
|Memorized Settings||Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Includes steering wheel|
|Mirrors||Exterior mirrors: power folding, auto-dimming, reverse gear tilt, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming|
|Passenger Seat||Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 12|
|Rear Seats||Center armrest: with cupholders, folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Power adjustments · Reclining · Type: 60-40 split bench|
|Roof||Moonroof: sliding sunshade, tilt, power, one-touch open/close · Roof rack|
|Safety||Active head restraints: dual front · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · First aid kit|
|Seatbelts||Emergency locking retractors: driver · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point · Third row seatbelts: 3-point|
|Seats||Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather-trimmed|
|Security||Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Rolling code security · Theft-Deterrent System|
|Spare Tire||Mount Location: underbody · Size: full-size|
|Stability and Traction||Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control|
|Suspension||Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear|
|Telematics||Navigation system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Real Time Traffic|
|Third Row Seat||Folding: power · Type: 50-50 split bench|
|Tires||Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season|
|Towing and Hauling||Cargo tie downs · Trailer hitch: Class IV|
|Wheels||Rim type: aluminum|
|Windows||Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · One-touch windows: 1 · Privacy glass: rear window · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Side window defogger|