BY H. THROTTLE
It’s big, powerful, the “Nebula Gray Pearl” paint reflects the Christmas holiday lights on the shimmering metallic panels. The LED headlights are triple beams with all LED lighting throughout this 2019 Lexus LX570-SUV.
You want power and luxury, this is the all-wheel drive for you and loaded with equipment to pull the boat or camping trailer. The 5.7L engine will climb those mountain highways with ease with a 383 horsepower V8-engine. Just make sure you have a full gas tank because these horses are thirsty with fuel mileage averaging 15 mpg.
This Lexus luxury model is made in Toyota, Aichi, Japan and is one of Lexus top-of-the-line models. The ride is impressive with adaptive variable suspension, giving a very smooth and soft ride.
The frame is made to handle the vehicle size and power with front independent double wishbone suspension. Ride quality enhanced with electronically controlled shock absorbers and stabilizer bars.
This is a strong vehicle, so new it is not yet given a U.S. safety rating, but no doubt will be in the five-star category, loaded with the Lexus/Toyota safety systems. The most important new features are the pre-collision and pedestrian detections alerts that can stop the vehicle instantly. How many times at the grocery store does a pedestrian or car come whizzing by in the parking lot, this vehicle will warn and stop quickly.
The new safety equipment on vehicles, including the all-speed dynamic radar on the LX570, is a vast improvement over the cruise systems that had only one set speed.
Heated seats are all-around that include front and rear seats for five passengers are really nice on these cold mornings. The rear seats have seating controls and are also heated and cooled. Rear cargo space is spacious with a power lift door.
This Lexus is a luxury model loaded with every feature including leather and wood cabin trim with a suggested retail price of $85,830.
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