This luxury SUV is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser and uses the same strong 5.7-liter V8. It has a comfortable ride and a quiet, well-assembled cabin. Our tested Land Cruiser got only 14-mpg overall with the old six-speed, but was very composed and secure off-road. Like the Toyota, the LX has an off-road crawl mode that manages throttle and braking over tough 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 of the interior, limiting cargo space. 2016 brings a standard eight-speed automatic and blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, while the Lexus Safety System+ is optional.