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 Toyota Land Cruiser, itself quite plush and upscale. 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 that manages throttle and braking over tough terrain, and the SUV is very impressive off-road. A power-folding third-row seat is new, but it folds up to the sides of the interior, limiting cargo space.