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$70,716
BASE MSRP
$79,455
On Performance
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is strong and capable, but it's seldom if ever enjoyable to drive.
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truck suspension pitches and heaves constantly
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self-adjusting shock absorbers do little to enhance ride quality
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the 2010 Lexus LX 570 handles exceptionally well
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The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is a bit conflicted in purpose, and the way this huge SUV performs emphasizes that it's neither an ideal on-road family wagon nor as deft an off-roader as the Land Cruiser on which it's based.

The LX 570 is powered by a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8, and it shares core components with the Land Cruiser—which means it's a very stout (6,000-pound) vehicle, with a body-on-frame construction intended for long-term durability and off-road performance.

With its responsive six-speed automatic transmission and Torsen limited-slip differential system, the LX 570 performs well, with passing and acceleration a snap, but its heft is never far out of mind when maneuvering or braking. Maneuverability on tight city streets can be challenging, and there's not a lot of cornering capability built in; there's a lot of body motion, and the steering is almost fingertip light at some times. Tow ratings range up to 8,500 pounds.

While Lexus seems to be openly discouraging serious off-roading treks with the LX570 by not offering any off-road options or accessories, the vehicle does have a high-clearance capability; active height control can raise the body a couple of inches at slower speeds to aid ground clearance, then lower it at higher speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag. Crawl Control also helps in low-speed maneuvers over boulder-strewn paths or scree-strewn hillsides.

Conclusion

The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is strong and capable, but it's seldom if ever enjoyable to drive.

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