The 2021 Lexus LX range has been bolstered with the return of the LX570 S flagship, which gets a new look compared to last year’s model.
Sitting at the very top of the Lexus SUV line-up, the new LX570 S is priced from $168,767 before on-road costs, including the usually optional Enhancement Pack as standard as well as unique ‘S’ content.
Highlights include model-specific alloy wheels, bodykit, badging, performance dampers on both axles, and alloy pedals for the driver.
The Enhancement Pack (optional on LX570, standard on LX570 S) brings 21-inch alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated outer second-row seats, and premium semi-aniline leather-accented upholstery.
Prices for the MY21 Lexus LX range are up by between $1000 and $4400 depending on variant. Specification for the wider range is essentially carried over from 2020.
All models do, however, come as standard with Lexus’ Encore Platinum ownership program, which includes valet parking vouchers at participating Westfield shopping centres and Chadstone in Melbourne, as well as access to the Lexus on Demand loan program. You can read more about Lexus Encore Platinum here.
- 2021 Lexus LX450d: $137,636 (+$3865)
- 2021 Lexus LX570: $146,636 (+$4405)
- 2021 Lexus LX570 Enhancement Pack: $165,436
- 2021 Lexus LX570 S: $168,767 (+$1036)
All prices exclude on-road costs
It’s all in the name.
The Lexus LX450d is powered by a 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel shared with the related 200-Series LandCruiser.
Outputs are rated at 200kW and 650Nm, with drive sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Meanwhile, the LX570 swaps out the diesel for a 5.7-litre naturally-aspirated V8 petrol engine generating 270kW of power and 530Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed auto with paddle shifters.
The 2021 Lexus LX450d uses 9.5L/100km on the combined ADR cycle.
The diesel model also features a standard 93L fuel tank.
In the LX570, claimed fuel consumption jumps to 14.4L/100km on the combined cycle.
The LX570 also features dual duel tanks, bringing capacity to 138L.
The Lexus LX measures 5080mm long, 1865mm tall, and 1980mm wide.
The Lexus LX450d’s cargo volume is rated at 909L/1431L in five-seat and two-seat configurations respectively, while the LX570’s third row of seats lowers those figures to 701L/1267L.
Both engine variants are rated to tow a maximum 3500kg (braked).
The Lexus LX is covered by the Japanese brand’s four-year, 100,000km warranty with roadside assistance for the same period.
There’s also the aforementioned three-year subscription to the Lexus Encore Platinum program.
All LX models require servicing every six months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
Lexus offers three years of capped-price servicing for the LX. Each service costs $495.
The Lexus LX hasn’t been tested by ANCAP, though the related LandCruiser 200-Series received a rating of five stars when it was tested in 2011.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- All-speed adaptive cruise control
- Lane-departure warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Trailer sway control
- 360-degree camera system
- Front and rear parking sensors
There are also ten airbags – front, front-knee, side for the first two rows, and curtain airbags for all rows.
The Lexus LX450d comes standard with the following features:
- Five-seat capacity
- 93L fuel tank
- Adaptive suspension
- Four-camera Multi Terrain Monitor
- Three-height adjustable suspension with easy access mode
- Full-time four-wheel drive with lockable Torsen differential
- Variable gear ratio steering
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights with LED cornering lights
- LED daytime running lights with sequential indicators
- LED front fog lights
- Rear spoiler
- Slimline roof rails
- Power tailgate
- Keyless entry and push-button start
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Self-dimming, heated exterior mirrors with memory
- Privacy glass
- 12.3-inch navigation system with digital radio
- Head-up display
- Leather-accented trim
- Power front seats with driver memory
- Heated front seats
- Four-zone climate control
- Centre armrest cool box
- Manual rear sunshades
- 4.2-inch driver’s information display
- Wireless phone charger
- Power-sliding second-row seats
- Power steering column adjustment
The Lexus LX570 adds:
- Eight-seat capacity
- Dual fuel tanks (138L)
- Power moonroof
- 19-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system
The Enhancement Pack adds:
- 21-inch alloy wheels
- Heated steering wheel
- Ventilated front seats
- Heated/ventilated outer second-row seats
- Semi-aniline leather-accented trim
The LX570 S adds:
- Unique ‘S’ 21-inch bi-colour alloy wheels
- Unique ‘S’ front grille and bumper skirts
- Unique ‘S’ tailgate badging
- ‘LX S’ door courtesy lights
- Front and rear performance dampers
- Alloy pedals