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2019
Overall Score
Lexus LX 2019 4-door SUV
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
This luxury SUV is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, itself quite plush and upscale. Power comes from a strong 5.7-liter V8 shared with the Tundra pickup. This engine got only 14 mpg overall in the Land Cruiser we tested. The LX has a comfortable ride and a quiet, plush, and well-assembled cabin. Handling is lackluster but ultimately secure, and the LX is very capable off-road. Like the Toyota, the LX has an off-road crawl mode that manages throttle and braking over rough terrain. The height-adjustable suspension further enables the LX to traverse off-road. But the power-folding third-row seat folds up to the sides, limiting cargo space. The Lexus Safety System+, which includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning, is standard. A five-passenger version is available.
All Ratings & Reliability
2008-2018
2008 Redesign Year
Lexus LX 2018
Lexus uses a rebadged, more upscale Toyota Land Cruiser for its top-trim SUV. Dubbed the LX, it is one of the few SUVs that manages to be both capable off-road and civilized on pavement. It has a slick powertrain, a comfortable ride, and a quiet, nicely appointed cabin. Added features over the Land Cruiser include a height-adjustable air suspension and a power-adjustable steering wheel. Five adults can fit quite comfortably and cargo space is generous. The 2008 redesign brought a 5.7-liter V8 engine and a power folding third-row seat, which unfortunately consumes cargo room. Our tested Land Cruiser only got 14 mpg overall, but was impressive off road. The crawl mode manages throttle and braking over tough terrain.  A five-passenger version is new for 2018.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $76,125 - $77,575 $69,725 - $71,075
2017 $69,950 $63,690
2016 $64,850 $58,955
2015 $45,500 $41,135
2014 $41,200 $37,325
2013 $37,525 $33,930
2012 NA NA
2011 $30,425 $27,110
2010 $26,775 $23,565
2009 $25,250 $22,145
2008 $23,500 $20,470
1998-2007
Lexus LX 2007
Lexus made its first foray into the world of SUVs with a re-badged, upscale Toyota Land Cruiser. Dubbed the LX470, this Lexus is one of the few SUVs that manages to be both capable off-road and civilized on pavement. It has a slick powertrain, a comfortable ride, and a quiet, nicely appointed cabin. Added features over the Land Cruiser include a height-adjustable air suspension and a power-adjustable steering wheel. Five adults can fit quite comfortably, and cargo space is generous. Stability control became standard for 2000.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $17,100 $13,610
2006 $14,925 $11,560
2005 $12,950 $9,710
2004 $12,125 $8,960
2003 $12,100 $8,935
2002 $10,400 $7,490
2001 NA NA
2000 NA NA
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Lexus LX Ratings & Reliability
This luxury SUV is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, itself quite plush and upscale. Power comes from a strong 5.7-liter V8 shared with the Tundra pickup. This engine got only 14 mpg overall in the Land Cruiser we tested. The LX has a comfortable ride and a quiet, plush, and well-assembled cabin. Handling is lackluster but ultimately secure, and the LX is very capable off-road. Like the Toyota, the LX has an off-road crawl mode that manages throttle and braking over rough terrain. The height-adjustable suspension further enables the LX to traverse off-road. But the power-folding third-row seat folds up to the sides, limiting cargo space. The Lexus Safety System+, which includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning, is standard. A five-passenger version is available.
2008-2018
2008 Redesign Year
Lexus LX 2018
Lexus uses a rebadged, more upscale Toyota Land Cruiser for its top-trim SUV. Dubbed the LX, it is one of the few SUVs that manages to be both capable off-road and civilized on pavement. It has a slick powertrain, a comfortable ride, and a quiet, nicely appointed cabin. Added features over the Land Cruiser include a height-adjustable air suspension and a power-adjustable steering wheel. Five adults can fit quite comfortably and cargo space is generous. The 2008 redesign brought a 5.7-liter V8 engine and a power folding third-row seat, which unfortunately consumes cargo room. Our tested Land Cruiser only got 14 mpg overall, but was impressive off road. The crawl mode manages throttle and braking over tough terrain.  A five-passenger version is new for 2018.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $76,125 - $77,575 $69,725 - $71,075
2017 $69,950 $63,690
2016 $64,850 $58,955
2015 $45,500 $41,135
2014 $41,200 $37,325
2013 $37,525 $33,930
2012 NA NA
2011 $30,425 $27,110
2010 $26,775 $23,565
2009 $25,250 $22,145
2008 $23,500 $20,470
1998-2007
Lexus LX 2007
Lexus made its first foray into the world of SUVs with a re-badged, upscale Toyota Land Cruiser. Dubbed the LX470, this Lexus is one of the few SUVs that manages to be both capable off-road and civilized on pavement. It has a slick powertrain, a comfortable ride, and a quiet, nicely appointed cabin. Added features over the Land Cruiser include a height-adjustable air suspension and a power-adjustable steering wheel. Five adults can fit quite comfortably, and cargo space is generous. Stability control became standard for 2000.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $17,100 $13,610
2006 $14,925 $11,560
2005 $12,950 $9,710
2004 $12,125 $8,960
2003 $12,100 $8,935
2002 $10,400 $7,490
2001 NA NA
2000 NA NA