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 also available.