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STYLING | 7 out of 10
richly appointed, with exceptional leather and wood trim
cabin decor lacks the richness of other premium rivals
still basically a Land Cruiser in fancy dress
From the outside, the 2011 Lexus LX 570 is a huge, truck-based wagon. While its stance and cues up high are very trucklike, its lower-body cues and low-riding running boards hint that it's less of an off-road vehicle than the Toyota Land Cruiser on which it's based. Overall, the look is much more subtle than that of Toyota SUVs; it lets observers know it's a Lexus without hitting them over the head with its size.
Inside, excellent materials complement a luxurious yet functional layout, with controls well at hand. The instrument panel is upright yet finely detailed, softly contoured, and accented with matte-metallics, and the lavish cabin is trimmed with high-end perforated leather and impressive veneers.
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 feels like a luxurious, high-end vehicle inside and out, but it's all quite subtle and low-key.