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2014 Lexus LX Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2014 Lexus LX was new.


Interior: 7.6

While some test drivers say the cabin isn't as opulent as that of a Land Rover, reviewers agree that the 2014 Lexus LX 570's interior is constructed with high-quality materials. Reviewers also note excellent build quality and straightforward stereo and navigation controls.

  • "The LX 570's interior is getting on in years, and it shows in the rather basic touchscreen interface, which lacks the Remote Touch mouselike controller that's provided in most other Lexus models. Still, most cabin surfaces are covered with top-notch materials, and the upright dashboard underscores the LX's no-nonsense character." -- AutoTrader
  • "With soft leather upholstery, handsome wood trim and excellent fit-and-finish, the cabin is an enjoyable place to spend time." -- Left Lane News
  • "Step inside the LX 570 and you'll find a cabin that's every bit as stylish as any Lexus sedan." -- Edmunds (2013)
  • "Material selections are Lexus smart - not over-the-top luxurious, like in a Land Rover, but still very nice and tasteful. Real wood trim hides under many layers of thick poly coating, but still looks real enough to justify its existence." -- Forbes (2013)


The LX 570 seats up to eight people in three rows, and comes standard with heated, power-adjustable front seats and leather upholstery. Ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated outboard middle-row seats are available. Reviewers like that the front seats are soft, though one critic finds that the front buckets don't adjust as much as desired. Test drivers report that the second-row seats have ample legroom, but some say that they're mounted too close to the floor for comfort. Most auto journalists agree that the third row is fairly cramped.

  • "Unfortunately, the power front seats lack the extensive adjustability found in many LX rivals, while the second-row seats are surprisingly low to the floor -- and the third row is too cramped for adult comfort." -- AutoTrader
  • "Legroom is good in the second row, but tight and adult-unfriendly in the third. The heated front seats are plush and also available with ventilation for hot days." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "One downside to the interior is less space than one might expect given the SUV's size. Though the LX 570 technically has room for eight passengers, the third row is cramped and best left to children." -- Left Lane News
  • "Though no one was complaining about space, because there's massive room and the third-row is nothing close to a penalty box." -- AutoWeek (2013)

Interior Features

The LX 570 comes standard with a nine-speaker stereo, navigation with an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, four-zone climate control and a backup camera. Options include a 19-speaker Mark Levinson stereo system, a rear-seat entertainment system, wide-view front and side cameras and adaptive cruise control.

While some wish there were more real buttons for the stereo, reviewers praise the touch-screen interface for being one of the simplest systems on the market. Reviewers like that the screens for the rear-seat entertainment system are mounted on the headrests and do not interfere with rearward visibility. Others praise the sound quality of the optional Mark Levinson stereo system.

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  • "Tech features include radar-based cruise control and pre-collision system, a dual-screen DVD rear-seat entertainment system, surround camera system, and - for audio enthusiasts - a superb Mark Levinson audio system with 19 (yes, nineteen) speakers." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)
  • "On the other hand, Lexus' touchscreen infotainment system makes its appearance mercifully without the goofy computer mouse-style controller seen elsewhere in the brand's portfolio. We'd still like to see redundant audio preset buttons, but the system is otherwise a benchmark in terms of simplicity." -- Left Lane News (2013)
  • "A very handy dual screen rear seat entertainment system puts the screens on the back of the front headrests, so they don't interfere with the driver's outward visibility, and they come with two wireless headphones, so that the insipid kids' programs don't interfere with the driver's sanity." -- Forbes (2013)


The 2014 Lexus LX 570 has 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 41 cubic feet with the third row folded and up to 83.1 cubic feet with the middle and rear rows folded. The LX 570's cargo space is not very good for the class, as models such as the Infiniti QX80 and Cadillac Escalade offer far more space. Test drivers note that the LX 570's third-row seats don't fold flat as in most other SUVs, but instead fold to the side, which limits usable cargo space.

  • "Unlike most other 3rd-row seats, those in the LX 570 do not fold forward but to the sides. This creates a flat load floor, but eats up valuable room on the sides." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Additionally, while cargo space is respectable … some smaller models can match or better it." -- Left Lane News
  • "There's still a healthy 41 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row and a maximum of 83 cubic feet with both the second and third rows folded, but that's barely more than the much smaller Lexus RX 350." -- Edmunds (2013)

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