ABS standard. ESC standard from 2000. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2003. Rear side air bags standard from 2008.
This luxury SUV is based on the big, imposing Toyota Land Cruiser, itself hardly spartan with its slick powertrain, comfortable ride, and quiet, nicely appointed cabin. Added Lexus features include a height-adjustable suspension and a power-adjustable steering wheel. The LX470 is one of the few SUVs that manages to be both capable off-road and on pavement. Electronic stability control is standard, as is full-time four-wheel drive. Generous cargo space and a folding 50/50 third-row seat add versatility.