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 redesigned for 2008 and is based on the newly redesigned Toyota Land Cruiser. The Land Cruiser has the strong 5.7-liter V8 from the Tundra pickup, a comfortable ride, and a quiet, nicely appointed cabin. Added Lexus features include a height-adjustable suspension. Like the Toyota, the LX has an off-road crawl mode for travel over tough terrain. A power-folding third-row seat is new, but it folds up to the sides of the interior, limiting cargo space.