Despite being much older than most of its competitors, the current generation of Lexus’s flagship SUV is still a relevant player on the market. Simply, no other SUV offers such an impressive combination of luxury, reliability and off-road performance. That’s the reason why Toyota engineers aren’t rushing with the redesign, even though the current model has been around since 2008. Simply, the focus is currently on the new Tundra, as well as on the new Land Cruiser. The LX will have to wait its turn, which will come next year. On the other side, the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will carry on without changes and it will probably represent the final model year of this super long production cycle.
All this means that you should know what to expect. The next year’s model will bring a familiar layout, which offers exceptional off-road performance. Furthermore, we like the luxurious cabin, as well as a powerful V8 engine. On the other side, poor fuel economy is an obvious drawback.
The 2022 Lexus LX 570 release date should be scheduled for the end of the year.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will represent the final model year of the current generation. This means that you may count on a familiar layout, which hasn’t changed too much since the initial launch. Of course, there were some pretty nice visual updates, so the current model follows the brand’s latest design language. On the other side, the overall layout remained the same.
What we really like about this SUV is that, even though it belongs to the luxury class, it doesn’t sacrifice off-road performances. Moreover, it is one of the best off-roaders around, thanks to the stiff chassis and solid ground clearance. Furthermore, there is a decent list of off-road features, which include goodies like an adjustable suspension, crawl control, multi-terrain select modes, and a front-view terrain camera.
When it comes to the 2022 Lexus LX 570 interior, things will remain pretty much the same. You may count on a familiar layout, which offers an exceptional build quality. Materials are impressive, just like the fit and finish. The dashboard looks appealing, especially if you prefer a more conventional design, without too many flashy details and tech features.
Besides impressive build quality, this SUV also offers a decent amount of passenger space. Standard models come with two rows of seats, and both of them offer enough room for adults. There is also an optional third row, though it is really tight and could be useful for kids only.
Two-row models offer around 53.7 cubic feet behind the second row and 81.3 cubic feet of the total volume. Three-row models are good for about 16.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 41.6 cubic feet behind the second, while the total volume is also 81.3 cubic feet.
We don’t expect to see bigger changes in terms of features for the next year. The list of standard equipment should remain pretty much the same, which means that base models should come with things like a 12.3-inch display, navigation, a nine-speaker premium stereo, Bluetooth, multiple USB ports, satellite radio, voice recognition, Amazon Alexa, and the Lexus Enform app suite. The list of standard equipment should also include convenience features like quad-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry etc. Considering that this list is very long, it’s no wonder that there aren’t many options in the offer. Practically, all you can get are things like wireless device charging, center-console refrigerator, premium audio system etc.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera system, a multi-terrain view monitor, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors etc.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Engine
Things under the hood will remain the same and the 2022 Lexus LX 570 will carry on with a good-old 5.7-liter V8, which is good for about 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission and offers pretty decent acceleration and overall performance.
Also, this is arguably the most reliable and durable engine in the class. However, the price you have to pay for such an impressive level of reliability is poor fuel economy, which goes just around 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2022 Lexus LX 570 Release Date and Price
As there are no bigger changes to come, we presume that the next year’s model will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. The 2022 Lexus LX 570 price should start at around 87.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz G Class, Infiniti QX80 etc.