"Loaded" is an apt descriptor for the average LX 570, and there are even more optional upgrades if you choose. Standard equipment highlights include four-zone climate control, power sliding second-row split seating, voice-activated navigation system with Bluetooth, a sound system, XM Satellite Radio, and new for this year, Enform and Safety Connect, Lexus' new in-house telematics and emergency roadside services.
Edmunds says the 2010 Lexus LX 570 comes in "one base trim level," but that's just where things start. They continue to note that "gadget junkies" have a smorgasbord of choice, including optional features like a rear-seat entertainment system, radar-adaptive cruise control, and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. African Bubinga wood trim, heated and ventilated seats, and custom wheels are also available.
The addition of the new Lexus Enform and Safety Connect features this year should help ameliorate the problems ConsumerGuide finds with the navigation system, though the fundamental issues-a lack of hard controls for functions like climate and audio-are likely to remain.
Techno-geeks aside, Motor Trend points out that "[r]egular commuters and vacationers haven't been overlooked in the innovations," either. From features like a 180-degree camera that can see each way at a blind intersection to power-assist middle-row seats, there's a lot to love in the everyday-useful feature department with the 2010 LX 570.