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Overall

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Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 6.5
Safety: N/A
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2015 Lexus LX Review

The 2015 Lexus LX owes its high ranking to a top-notch predicted reliability rating and superb off-road performance. Still, some rivals have fresher styling and more driver assistance features.

Pros & Cons

  • Capable off-road performance
  • Exceptional predicted reliability rating

 

 

  • Outdated interior styling
  • Rivals offer more driver assistance features

2015 Lexus LX Overview

Is the 2015 Lexus LX a Good Used SUV?

While pricey, the Lexus LX is a fantastic choice among luxury large SUVs. It makes the most sense for those who want off-road competency and top-notch dependability.

Used 2015 Lexus LX Performance and Interior

The Lexus LX comes with a big V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The V8 makes plenty of horsepower and torque, giving the LX brisk acceleration off the line and a towing limit of 7,000 pounds. Still, the LX doesn’t feel quite as powerful as some of its rivals do. To make matters worse, it returns 12 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which is low for the class. 

With its rigid body-on-frame construction and rugged full-time four-wheel-drive system, the LX is a terrific off-roading vehicle. Back on the pavement, it has a light steering feel and secure handling, though there is pronounced body lean around turns. The standard adaptive suspension sharpens handling on the fly or softens the ride for luxurious highway cruising. 

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The LX treats occupants to an exquisite cabin with excellent materials quality. However, its design is dated compared to rival SUVs. Every model has seating for eight and features leather seats that are heated and power adjustable up front. Well-equipped models have ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and semi-aniline leather dash trim. The first and second rows provide a decent amount of space, but third-row seating is only fit for short trips. There are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the second-row outboard seats and a tether-only connection on the middle seat. There are no third-row LATCH connectors. 

Standard features include four-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, and a navigation system with Siri Eyes Free, a nine-speaker audio system, smartphone app integration. The LX’s infotainment system features an easy-to-use touch screen, not the touchpad interface found in many other Lexus models. Well-equipped models have an impressive 19-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, a proximity key, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, and a cooled center console bin. 

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Used 2015 Lexus LX Prices

The average price of used 2015 Lexus LX 570 is about $64,100, which fluctuates with demand and a vehicle’s condition, mileage, and location.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Lexus LX?

The 2015 Lexus LX leads the class with an exceptional predicted reliability rating of five out of five from J.D. Power and Associates.

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How Safe Is the LX?

As with many pricey luxury vehicles, the 2015 Lexus LX has not been crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

A rearview camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and Lexus’ Enform Safety Connect emergency notification system are standard. Available features include front and rear parking sensors, a pre-collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, and wide-view side and front cameras for parking and off-roading. While this is a good amount of driver assistance features, many of the LX’s rivals offer a few extra, like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. 

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Should I Consider Another Used LX?

The 2015 LX is part of the SUV’s third generation, which began with the 2008 model year and includes the 2017 Lexus LX. There’s little difference between the 2014 and 2015 LX models – aside from the 2015 addition of Siri Eyes Free. For 2016, the LX saw a major refresh, which enhanced its styling inside and out. The 2016 Lexus LX is the most appealing option, as it has more second-row legroom and a few extra safety features, like blind spot monitoring. 

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Which Used Lexus LX Is Right for Me?

As the only trim, the LX 570 comes with a long list of amenities. For more upscale features, look for LX models with the Luxury package. It adds ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a cooled center console bin, Mahogany wood trim, semi-aniline leather trim, and a proximity key.

Although the LX has a terrific reliability rating, you may want a certified pre-owned model. For its CPO vehicles, Lexus extends its original new-car warranty to cover six years or unlimited mileage. Lexus puts its CPO vehicles through a 165-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available. Visit the Lexus warranty page to view details. 

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2015 Lexus LX and Other SUVs to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Lexus LX or 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class?

If you’re looking for a lower price, more advanced safety features, better fuel economy, and more seating and cargo space than the LX affords, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a better choice. On the other hand, if reliability and off-road competence are most important, go for the LX. Although the GL-Class has an average predicted reliability rating, the LX earns the highest score in its class. Also, the Mercedes can’t handle tough terrain as well as the Lexus can.

Which Is Better: 2015 Lexus LX or 2015 Infiniti QX80?

The Infiniti QX80 has more engine power, nimbler handling, and a larger cargo hold than the LX. While decent for the class, the QX80’s off-road capabilities and reliability rating can’t match the LX’s. The QX80 has one of the nicest interiors in the class. However, its available blind spot monitoring only functions at highway speeds, and trying to remember when it’s working can be distracting.

Which Is Better: 2015 Lexus LX or 2015 Cadillac Escalade?

The redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade offers a stronger V8 engine, better fuel economy, a higher towing limit of 8,300 pounds, a larger cargo hold, and – in the extended-wheelbase Escalade ESV – more passenger space. The Escalade also has more available driver assistance features, such as lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. Like the LX, the Escalade has an impressive predicted reliability rating, though it’s not as high as the LX’s.

Which Is Better: 2015 Lexus LX or 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser?

As the corporate cousin of the LX, the Toyota Land Cruiser offers similar driving dynamics, off-road ability, and interior dimensions. Either SUV is a fine choice, but each offers a leg up over the other. The Land Cruiser has a higher towing limit of 8,200 pounds. Also, it comes standard with a rear-seat entertainment system and adaptive cruise control, which you’ll have to pay extra for with the LX. On the other hand, the Lexus has somewhat nicer materials quality and a superior predicted reliability rating, although the Toyota’s is still above average.

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