2018 Lexus LX Gains New Two-Row Variant With Massive 50.6 cu.ft / 1,430L Boot

There’s a saying that less is more and Lexus is hoping that rings true as the company has unveiled a five-seat version of the 2018 LX 570 in Los Angeles.

Billed as a more cargo-friendly version of the luxury SUV, the elimination of the third row allows the model to carry 50.5 cubic feet (1,430 liters) of luggage behind the second row. For comparison, the seven-seat variant can only hold 44.7 cubic feet (1,265 liters) of cargo behind its middle seats.

The difference is minor but the five-seat model starts at $84,980 which is $5,000 less than the seven-seat variant. Despite being slightly more affordable, the model comes nicely equipped with leather seats, a four-zone automatic climate control system, and a power moonroof. Other niceties include a power tailgate and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Power is provided by a familiar 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 383 hp (285 kW) and 403 lb-ft (545 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a four-wheel drive system with a Torsen limited slip center differential.

The model isn’t exactly fast, as it weighs 5,800 lbs (2,630 kg), but it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h). Of course, there’s a penalty at the pump as the LX 570 has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway / 15 mpg combined.

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  • TrevP

    That is weird to me. A 5 seater full sizer?

    • Victor Ferreira

      I mean, it isn’t really that weird… Some value storage space way more than a third row they never use, and the $5,000 off is attractive to those who don’t need the 7 seats.

  • Al

    Already available in some parts of the world for a few years.

  • ediotsavant

    Lexus missed an opportunity with this 5 seater. They should have given it a more lavish interior to push the brand upmarket.

  • Blade t

    That’s a massive grill….

  • INSTEAD OF REFINING THE SPINDLE GRILLE IT’S GETTING MORE AGGRESSIVE AND UGLIER. I LIKE THE LIGHT COLOR INTERIOR, MUCH MORE PLEASANT THAN DREARY BLACK.

    • Emoto

      These bloated things are hideous, garish, and grotesque. I can’t understand how such styling makes it to production.

  • Karl

    Kill it with fire please!

  • Craig

    The problem with this is…. I think you’ll lose more than $5,000 on resale value. I think most people will expect that 3rd row.

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