The Lexus LX is a comfortable and capable off-roader, but that hasn’t stopped the company from giving the model a Sport package for 2020.
Available exclusively on the three-row variant, the Sport package is limited to cosmetic changes. Starting on the outside, the model is distinguished by a unique grille and an extended front fascia that appears to be sourced from the TRD parts catalog. The package also adds a revised rear valence and body-color side mirrors with chrome accents.
Interior changes are minor, but the SUV comes nicely equipped with a black headliner and semi-aniline leather seats. The latter are available in three colors including Black, Cabernet and exclusive Moonlight White.
Besides offering special seat upholstery, the LX Sport comes standard with the Luxury package. It adds heated / ventilated seats, a four-zone automatic climate control system and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system. Other niceties include a heated steering wheel, a head up display and a wireless smartphone charger. Rounding out the highlights are 21-inch alloy wheels and projector door lamps.
Besides the aforementioned equipment, the LX comes with an assortment of driver assistance systems. In particular, the Lexus Safety System+ includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert and all-speed dynamic radar cruise control.
Like the standard model, the LX Sport has a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 383 hp (286 kW / 388 PS) and 403 lb-ft (546 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a standard four-wheel drive system.
The 2020 Lexus LX 570 will go on sale in September and pricing starts at $83,280. The three-row model begins at $91,380 while the LX with the Sport package has a base price of $99,300.