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Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.5
Total Cost of Ownership: 5.5
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2017 Lexus LX Review

Although the 2017 Lexus LX has exceptional off-road capabilities and one of the best predicted reliability ratings in the luxury large SUV class, it has a cramped cargo hold and dated interior styling. As a result, it ranks in the middle of its class.

Pros & Cons

  • Solid predicted reliability rating
  • Excellent off-road capabilities
  • Distracting infotainment system
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Dated interior styling

2017 Lexus LX Overview

Is the 2017 Lexus LX a Good Used SUV?

The reliable 2017 Lexus LX is a decent luxury large SUV, especially if you want a reliable off-roader. With features like a two-speed transfer case, a locking center differential, and a terrain selection system, it can tackle tough terrain with ease. However, it also has a smaller cargo bay, lower fuel economy estimates, and higher average prices than many rivals.

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Why You Can Trust Us

Our Lexus LX review includes far more than just one person's opinion. We collected professional evaluations from 59 sources and combined them with concrete data like fuel economy estimates, safety features, and performance specs to help you make an informed buying decision.

The U.S. News Best Cars team has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007, and our staff has a combined 75 years of automotive industry experience. To ensure our impartiality, we never accept expensive gifts or trips from car companies, and an outside team handles the advertising on our site.

How Much Is the 2017 Lexus LX?

Based on nearly 50 listings appearing on our site, the average price of $81,500, but you can expect to pay between $77,000 and $90,000 for this SUV. That’s expensive even among used luxury large SUVs. A vehicle’s price varies based on mileage, condition, location, and features.

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How Much Does the 2017 Lexus LX Cost to Own?

Five-year expenses for fuel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs on the 2017 LX 570 are expected to be around $35,194, or about $7,040 per year. Aside from a Mercedes-Benz, those are some of the highest estimates in the class.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New LX?

Lexus made no major updates to the LX for 2018, aside from adding an available 2-row model. The 2018 LX has a starting price of $85,630, which is well over the average price for a used 2017 model. Consider the used model to save thousands of dollars and get a similar SUV.

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With the LX’s high average list price, there are a number of new luxury large SUVs you can purchase for less than the average price of a used 2017 LX. The redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator is one of the best in its class, offering a strong turbocharged V6 engine, excellent fuel economy, tremendous cargo space – all for a starting price of $72,555.

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Which Model Year of the Lexus LX Is Best?

The 2017 LX 570 is part of a generation that began with the 2008 model. There were no major changes for 2017, but the 2016 LX gained an enhanced infotainment system, more standard safety features, revised styling, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. That’s a solid list of changes, but if none of them are essential to you, consider spending less and getting an older model.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Lexus LX?

The 2017 LX has an excellent predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2017 Lexus LX Recalls

As of this writing, no recalls have been issued on the 2017 Lexus LX 570.

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Which Used Lexus LX Model Is Right for Me?

Lexus offers the LX in a single well-equipped trim level. Every model comes standard with leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, a moonroof, quad-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and a power-folding 50/50 split third row. The standard infotainment system features a 12.3-inch display, navigation, a nine-speaker premium audio system, satellite radio, HD radio, Bluetooth, and USB ports. The LX also comes standard with an adaptive suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, adaptive LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, several advanced safety features.

Available upgrades include heated and ventilated first- and second-row seats, a head-up display, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, Qi-compatible wireless charging, and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 11.6-inch screens.

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Certified Pre-Owned Lexus Model Warranty

Even with its solid predicted reliability ratings, considering a certified pre-owned Lexus can bring you some peace of mind. According to our analysis, Lexus has one of the most comprehensive warranty programs among luxury car manufacturers. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Lexus extends its original new-car warranty to cover six years or unlimited mileage. Lexus puts its CPO vehicles through a 161-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Lexus warranty page carefully.

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How Safe Is the Model?

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 2017 Lexus LX 570. That’s common for luxury large SUVs.

Standard safety features include a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. You’ll also get the Lexus Safety System, which consists of a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and intelligent high beams.

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2017 Lexus LX Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Lexus LX or 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser?

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser has a lot in common with the LX 570. Modeled on the same platform, the two SUVs offer similar interior dimensions and fuel economy. The Land Cruiser has a bit more cargo space with the seats up, but the LX has more with them all folded down. Both have outstanding off-road prowess with their full-time four-wheel-drive systems, adaptive suspensions, and terrain selection systems. The Lexus has a slightly better predicted reliability rating, a higher towing capacity, and a more opulent interior – with the caveat being that you’ll pay for it. On average, you’ll spend about $11,000 less by opting for the Land Cruiser.

Which Is Better: 2017 Lexus LX or 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS?

Among luxury large SUVs, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is a tough to beat. It has an excellent predicted reliability rating and one of the nicest, most spacious interiors in the class. Unlike many 3-row SUVs, its third row can accommodate most adults in moderate comfort. The GLS also has more cargo room, a slightly higher towing capacity, and better fuel economy than the LX. The Mercedes-Benz will even save you money – it’s about $20,000 cheaper than the Lexus on average. Unless you want the LX’s off-roading capabilities or its eight-person seating capacity, the GLS is the better choice.

Which Is Better: 2017 Lexus LX or 2017 Cadillac Escalade?

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is an OK choice among luxury large SUVs. Its extended-wheelbase ESV variant offers a generous amount cargo space and passenger room, even in the third row. With its powerful V8 engine, the Escalade can also tow more than the LX. However, the LX has a higher predicted reliability rating. Although the Escalade costs around $13,000 less than the LX, on average, the LX is worth getting if it’s in your budget.

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2017 LX Performance

How Does the 2017 Lexus LX Drive?

The four-wheel-drive Lexus LX 570 features a 5.7-liter V8 engine producing 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. The standard eight-speed automatic transmission comes with paddle shifters. Despite being a large SUV, the LX offers terrific acceleration. Its V8 engine gives it enough power to climb hills or tow a trailer with ease.

The LX rides smoothly over rough roads, and its adjustable suspension offers three driving modes to let you tailor the ride to your own preferences. Like many large SUVs, the LX isn’t exactly agile and it has noticeable body roll around corners.

Does the 2017 Lexus LX Get Good Gas Mileage?

The LX is estimated to get 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. That’s below average even among luxury large SUVs.

2017 LX Off-Road Performance?

The Lexus LX 570 is mechanically very similar to the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser, which means it’s a strong off-road performer. Its standard locking center differential, two-speed transfer case, terrain selection system, and Crawl Control all help it achieve an off-road proficiency unmatched by many luxury rivals.

2017 Lexus LX Towing Capacity

The LX can tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped.

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2017 LX Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 LX Seat?

The Lexus LX 570 can seat up to eight people. Leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, and heated front seats come standard. There’s a power-sliding 60/40-split second row, along with a power-folding 50/50-split third row. Heated and ventilated first- and second-row seats and semi-aniline leather trim are available as part of the Luxury package.

Both the first and second rows are capable of seating adults comfortably, especially since the power-sliding second row can slide forward and back. Like many three-row rivals, the LX has as third row that is best left to children. The LX 570’s cabin is constructed with premium materials, though it feels a bit dated compared to the sleek and elegant designs found in some rivals.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Lexus LX?

This SUV has two complete sets of LATCH car seat connectors for securing child car seats in the second row. There are no LATCH connectors in the third row.

2017 Lexus LX Features

The standard Lexus Remote Touch system features a 12.3-inch display, navigation, Bluetooth, a USB port, the Lexus Enform App Suite (including Pandora, Slacker, and iHeartRadio), a nine-speaker premium sound system, satellite radio, and HD radio. The Remote Touch controller operates similarly to a laptop touchpad, which can be frustrating and distracting to use while driving.

Quad-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and a suite of driver assistance features are also standard. Available features include a head-up display, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, Qi-compatible wireless charging, and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 11.6-inch displays.

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2017 Lexus LX Dimensions

Lexus LX Cargo Space

With all the seats in the upright position, the LX has 9.1 cubic feet of space. Folding down the third row opens up 27.3 cubic feet of space, and you’ll have 73 cubic feet with both the second and third rows folded. Those numbers trail many rivals, and even some luxury midsize SUVs offer more space. A standard power liftgate makes it easier to access the cargo area.

2017 LX Length and Weight

The LX is approximately 16.7 feet long. It has a curb weight of 6,000 pounds and a gross vehicle weight of 7,385 pounds.

Where Was the 2017 Lexus LX Built?

Lexus manufactured the 2017 LX in Japan.

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