Mildly Updated 2013 Lexus LX570 is Second Product to Wear New Spindle Grille, Priced from $81,505
Lexus’s big LX570 brute-ute receives a mid-cycle update for the 2013 model year. In so doing, it becomes the second Lexus product after the GS sedan to don the brand’s controversial spindle grille.
Also new are its quad headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 20-inch wheels, fog lamps, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and front and rear bumpers. The interior gets a few new trim bits and an easy-entry driver’s seat. Lexus’s already competent automatic four-wheel-drive system gets a new feature known as Multi-Terrain Select. It’s similar to Land Rover’s Terrain Response System—albeit without the handy pictograms—and allows drivers to cater powertrain settings to the driving surface.
Other than all that, the LX570 is the same Armageddon-grade, eight-passenger luxo-beast it’s always been, albeit a slightly more expensive one. The base LX570’s price rises $1475 to $81,805. For $1510 more, a Luxury package adds a “cool box” for beverages, semi-aniline leather upholstery with contrast stitching, a heated steering wheel, mahogany door-switch plates, a rear-center armrest cover, heated/ventilated front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, and keyless access and start. Another $2005 will buy a rear-seat, dual-screen video system that allows two video sources to be viewed simultaneously.
By Steve Siler