2009 Lexus LX 570 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$75,855-$75,855
$67,510-$67,510
12 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • Luxury package includes new leather and wood trim, \"cool\" box, 20-inch wheels, and Smart Card key
  • Luxury package + Pre-Collision available with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Overview
Lexus' flagship LX sport utility vehicle (SUV) has changed very little over the past decade. First introduced in 1996, the LX 450 was based on the 80 series Toyota Land Cruiser. Following an engine upgrade and added passenger amenities, the LX 450 was re-introduced as the LX 470 in 1998. In 2009, the Lexus LX 570 replaced its predecessor with another model based on the current Toyota Land Cruiser. Unlike the Toyota, the Lexus offers additional technological advancements, more power, luxury, safety, roominess, and better on- and off-road capabilities, the maker reports.

A new optional Luxury package for 2009 helps keep this luxurious 8-passenger model at the top of its segment. New semi-aniline leather-trimmed seating and Bubinga wood trim give the LX 570 an even more luxurious look and feel inside. A new cool box for beverages adds convenience, and a new SmartCard key enhances vehicle security. Elegant exterior design is accented for 2009 with new liquid graphite finish for the standard 20-inch wheels and a new exterior color, Costa Azul Mica.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Lexus LX 570 is offered as a single model, loaded with technology and luxury. It features a V-8 engine and 20-inch wheels. Other standard features include 4-zone automatic climate control, power-sliding second-row seating, and a power third row. In addition to Bluetooth capability, XM satellite radio with real-time traffic information is offered. Available options include climate-controlled front seats, heated rear seats, illuminated scuff plates, Smart Card key, and Bubinga wood trim (a unique wood used to decorate private jets). Optional driving and parking aids include Lexus Intuitive Park Assist, adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision system. For audiophiles, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Referenced Surround Sound audio system is available. This upgraded stereo offers a hard disc drive capable of storing up to 2000 songs.

Powertrain
The 2009 Lexus LX 570 is motivated by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that provides 381 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. A new 6-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission is the only gearbox available. The standard 4-wheel-drive system is permanently engaged, and it offers a low range with an electronic crawl control for increased throttle control for maneuvering over difficult surfaces, Lexus says. The EPA fuel-economy estimates are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway. The LX 570 is certified as a ULEV II-compliant vehicle. The basic warranty on the vehicle is 48 months/50,000 miles with the powertrain warranty for 72 months/70,000 miles.

Safety
The 2009 Lexus LX 570 offers 10 standard air bags inside the passenger cabin. The driver and passenger are protected by front, side and knee air bags combined with seat belt pre-tensioners. Second-row seating positions are also equipped with seat-mounted side air bags and seat belt pre-tensioners. Inflatable curtains offer safety for third-row passengers. A tire-pressure-monitoring system, anti-lock brakes, and stability control are standard.

As of this writing, the LX 570 has not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Technology
A sophisticated 4-wheel electro-hydraulic suspension with active height control (AHC) and adaptive variable suspension is fitted to the 2009 Lexus LX 570. This cross-linked system uses valves to detect suspension movement under each wheel and adjust the ride accordingly. With this suspension system, chassis roll is reduced by more than 30 percent, according to the manufacturer. The new suspension also raises and lowers the vehicle automatically through more than 2 inches of range for greater off-road clearance and better aerodynamics at highway speeds. The LX 570 offers blind corner monitoring, a system employing cameras within the grille and passenger mirror to help eliminate blind spots during slow speeds or parking.

What Changed for 2009:

  • Luxury package includes new leather and wood trim, \"cool\" box, 20-inch wheels, and Smart Card key
  • Luxury package + Pre-Collision available with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Overview
Lexus' flagship LX sport utility vehicle (SUV) has changed very little over the past decade. First introduced in 1996, the LX 450 was based on the 80 series Toyota Land Cruiser. Following an engine upgrade and added passenger amenities, the LX 450 was re-introduced as the LX 470 in 1998. In 2009, the Lexus LX 570 replaced its predecessor with another model based on the current Toyota Land Cruiser. Unlike the Toyota, the Lexus offers additional technological advancements, more power, luxury, safety, roominess, and better on- and off-road capabilities, the maker reports.

A new optional Luxury package for 2009 helps keep this luxurious 8-passenger model at the top of its segment. New semi-aniline leather-trimmed seating and Bubinga wood trim give the LX 570 an even more luxurious look and feel inside. A new cool box for beverages adds convenience, and a new SmartCard key enhances vehicle security. Elegant exterior design is accented for 2009 with new liquid graphite finish for the standard 20-inch wheels and a new exterior color, Costa Azul Mica.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Lexus LX 570 is offered as a single model, loaded with technology and luxury. It features a V-8 engine and 20-inch wheels. Other standard features include 4-zone automatic climate control, power-sliding second-row seating, and a power third row. In addition to Bluetooth capability, XM satellite radio with real-time traffic information is offered. Available options include climate-controlled front seats, heated rear seats, illuminated scuff plates, Smart Card key, and Bubinga wood trim (a unique wood used to decorate private jets). Optional driving and parking aids include Lexus Intuitive Park Assist, adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision system. For audiophiles, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Referenced Surround Sound audio system is available. This upgraded stereo offers a hard disc drive capable of storing up to 2000 songs.

Powertrain
The 2009 Lexus LX 570 is motivated by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that provides 381 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. A new 6-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission is the only gearbox available. The standard 4-wheel-drive system is permanently engaged, and it offers a low range with an electronic crawl control for increased throttle control for maneuvering over difficult surfaces, Lexus says. The EPA fuel-economy estimates are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway. The LX 570 is certified as a ULEV II-compliant vehicle. The basic warranty on the vehicle is 48 months/50,000 miles with the powertrain warranty for 72 months/70,000 miles.

Safety
The 2009 Lexus LX 570 offers 10 standard air bags inside the passenger cabin. The driver and passenger are protected by front, side and knee air bags combined with seat belt pre-tensioners. Second-row seating positions are also equipped with seat-mounted side air bags and seat belt pre-tensioners. Inflatable curtains offer safety for third-row passengers. A tire-pressure-monitoring system, anti-lock brakes, and stability control are standard.

As of this writing, the LX 570 has not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Technology
A sophisticated 4-wheel electro-hydraulic suspension with active height control (AHC) and adaptive variable suspension is fitted to the 2009 Lexus LX 570. This cross-linked system uses valves to detect suspension movement under each wheel and adjust the ride accordingly. With this suspension system, chassis roll is reduced by more than 30 percent, according to the manufacturer. The new suspension also raises and lowers the vehicle automatically through more than 2 inches of range for greater off-road clearance and better aerodynamics at highway speeds. The LX 570 offers blind corner monitoring, a system employing cameras within the grille and passenger mirror to help eliminate blind spots during slow speeds or parking.

Available Trims for the 2009 Lexus LX 570
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4WD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 75855.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seat trim
  • Front heated bucket seats -inc: 14-way pwr driver, 12-way pwr passenger, pwr lumbar, adjustable headrests, driver memory
  • Pwr sliding 60/40 split 2nd row seat -inc: adjustable headrests
  • Pwr sliding 50/50 split 3rd row seat -inc: adjustable headrests
  • Wood & leather-trimmed dual-compartment center console -inc: accessory pwr outlet, cell phone storage
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Wood & leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: auto tilt-away, audio/navigation/phone/multi-info display controls, memory
  • Electroluminescent instrumentation
  • Trip computer w/multi-info display
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch open/close
  • Retained accessory pwr -inc: windows, moonroof, audio system
  • SmartAccess remote keyless entry -inc: auto lock/unlock, anti-lockout feature, remote linked windows/moonroof
  • Pwr open/close upper tailgate w/manual lower tailgate
  • Cruise control
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Theft-deterrent & engine immobilizer system w/security alarm
  • Voice-activated HDD navigation system -inc: Bluetooth technology, XM NavTraffic w/90-day trial
  • 4-zone automatic climate control -inc: automatic recirculation mode, interior air filter, smog sensor
  • Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer
  • Front, second row, & third row cup holders
  • Medium brown walnut wood interior trim
  • Wood & leather door trim
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Front map lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Vanity mirrors
  • Wood & leather shift knob
  • Pwr rear door w/eay-close tailgate
  • Front advanced airbag system (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant sensor
EXTERIOR
  • 20" x 8.5" 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • 285/50R20 mud & snow tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/slide moonroof -inc: 1-touch open/close feature, jam protection, speed-sensing wind deflector, sliding sunshade
  • Roof rack w/rails
  • Integrated illuminated running boards w/logo on scuff plate
  • Rear spoiler
  • Auto on/off projector-type low beam headlamps -inc: dual-swivel adaptive front lighting system, headlamp washers
  • Integrated foglamps
  • LED taillights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Electrochromic pwr folding heated mirrors -inc: auto-reverse tilt-down, memory
  • Rain-sensing wipers w/mist, de-icer
  • Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer
MECHANICAL
  • 5.7L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine -inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (dual VVT-i)
  • Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)
  • Keyless ignition w/push-button start/stop
  • 6-speed sequential-shift automatic electronically controlled transmission (ECT)
  • Limited slip locking Torsen differential
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • Class-4 towing hitch receiver w/cover
  • Adaptive variable suspension (AVS) -inc: active height control system (X-AHC), automatic load leveling
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension -inc: electronically controlled shock absorbers
  • Rear 4-Link rigid axle -inc: coil springs, electronically controlled shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr steering -inc: engine speed-sensing progressive pwr-assisted rack & pinion variable gear-ratio steering (VGRS)
  • 4-wheel pwr-assisted ventilated disc brakes
  • Tool kit
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel multi-terrain anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)
    • Vehicle stability control (VSC) -inc: active traction control (A-TRAC), hill-start assist control (HAC), crawl control w/downhill assist control (DAC)
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Daytime running lights
    • Front & second row seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
    • Front, second & third row roll-sensing side curtain airbags (SRS)
    • Front knee airbags (SRS)
    • Backup camera w/full-color display
    • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: front height-adjustable anchors, force limiters, pretensioners, outboard second row height-adjustable anchors, pretensioners
    • Emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all seating positions
    • Automatic locking retractor (ALR) for all-passenger seats
    • Child restraint seats (CRS) -inc: tether anchor brackets for second row, child safety locks
    • Direct-type tire pressure monitor system
    • Impact-dissipating upper interior trim
    • Collapsible steering column
    • First aid kit
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD auto-changer -inc: MP3 player, digital sound processor, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), auxiliary audio input, (9) speakers
    • XM satellite radio ready
    • In-glass antenna w/diversity antenna
    • Shark fin antenna

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