The current generation of the company’s super-capable luxury SUV has been around since 2008 but despite the age, the Japanese manufacturer isn’t rushing with the redesign at all. Moreover, it is pretty clear that the next year won’t bring any particular change and that we are about to see the 2022 Lexus LX 570 without any particular change. Simply, Toyota’s focus is currently on the new Tundra and only after that important process is finished, the company will start working on other BoF models in the lineup.
So, you may count on familiar design characteristics in every aspect. Although old, this model is still pretty unique on the market, as it offers the ultimate combination of luxury, off-road capabilities and reliability. No other SUV can come even close when we combine these three aspects. However, 13 years in production also means notable drawbacks and one of the first things that come to mind is fuel economy, which is really poor. Also, the on-road ride isn’t exactly on par with rivals.
Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Lexus LX 570 release date will be scheduled for the end of the year.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Design
Not many things have changed during this long production cycle. So, we don’t expect them for the 2022 Lexus LX 570 either. This model has been around since 2008 and most of the base design characteristics have remained the same. Still, we have witnessed a massive facelift in 2015, when this model was updated with the brand’s latest design language, with the famous spindle grille, narrow headlights etc.
All in all, we can say that the current model still looks attractive enough to attract new buyers. Still, potential buyers usually care more about what’s under the skin. Therefore, it’s good to know that this SUV comes with some pretty useful off-road upgrades. Some of the highlights are adjustable suspension, crawl control, multi-terrain select modes, and a front-view terrain camera. Of course,4WD is standard, while the ground clearance is slightly under 9 inches.
The 2022 Lexus LX 570 interior shouldn’t be any different compared to the current model and that definitely isn’t a bad thing. Despite the age, this cabin still looks very good, especially to those who like conventional design solutions. The build quality is excellent and the LX is still among class leaders when it comes to fit&finish, materials etc.
Besides excellent quality and a high level of luxury, this SUV also offers a decent amount of passenger space. The standard model comes with two rows of seats, while the third is an option. Still, keep in mind that the optional third row is very tight and isn’t particularly useful.
When it comes to cargo space, the standard model offers 53.7 cubic feet behind the second row and 81.3 cubic feet of the total cargo space, which is quite typical for the class. On the other side, the 2022 Lexus LX 570 three-row version will offer 16.3 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 41.6 behind the second and 81.3 cubes of the total volume.
As usual, we expect to see a long list of standard equipment. Things should remain pretty much the same as in the current model, so you may count on tech goodies like a 12.3-inch display, navigation, a nine-speaker premium stereo, Bluetooth, multiple USB ports, satellite radio, voice recognition, Amazon Alexa, and the Lexus Enform app suite. The list of standard equipment will also include quad-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, and a universal garage door opener.
Among options, you should find things like a center-console refrigerator, rear-seat entertainment system, 19-speaker audio system, wireless charging etc.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change and the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will continue with a good-old 5.7-liter V8. This engine delivers around 383 horsepower and 403 horsepower, which is enough power to move this large SUV conveniently. Besides plenty of power, the engine is refined, while you may count on exceptional durability and reliability. Speaking of reliability, this is an absolute class leader. The engine comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty fine job as well.
Unfortunately, the price you have to pay for reliability and durability is poor fuel economy. You may count on just 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. That’s the lowest rating in the segment.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to happen, we presume that the next year’s model will hit the market in late 2021. When it comes to the 2022 Lexus LX 570 price, base models should go around 87.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz G Class, Infiniti QX80, Cadillac Escalade etc.