Lexus LX Interior
Reviewers agree that the Lexus LX 570’s interior is everything you would expect from Lexus’ biggest SUV, with luxurious materials, comfortable seats and plenty of space in the first and second rows. The uncomfortable and oddly-folding third-row seats raise some eyebrows, as does the interior design. Some test drivers say it’s too similar to its corporate sibling, the Toyota Land Cruiser, to impart a truly luxurious atmosphere.
- "LX 570 impresses for high-quality materials and thorough detailing. Still, despite plentiful padded surfaces and handsome real-wood trim, cabin decor lacks the richness of other premium rivals, looking more ‘upscale Toyota’ than true elite class." -- Consumer Guide
The LX 570 can seat up to eight people in three rows, though second-row captain’s chairs are not available. That’s unusual for a luxury large SUV, since most competitors at least offer second-row bucket seats. Standard are a 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated, leather front seats. Ventilated front seats and heated middle-row seats are optional.
Test drivers say the front seats are comfortable and luxurious, and the second row is spacious. Some reviewers think the third row is cramped, but that’s fairly common to this class. The Lincoln Navigator has third-row seating that’s more hospitable for adults.
- "The front seat has ample space on supportive but rather flat seats. The three-position seat memory and power tilt and telescopic steering wheel cater to most any size driver." -- Consumer Guide
- "With the third row configured for passengers, the luxury SUV delivers seating for up to eight individuals and, thanks to a clever cabin design and an additional four inches of wheelbase, occupants enjoy plenty of legroom.” -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The third row is similar to the current crop of crossovers in that the cushions are rather close to the floor, which can be uncomfortable.” -- Cars.com
- "The 50/50-split third-row seat, on the other hand, is short on both legroom and headroom, making it really only suitable for kids.” -- Edmunds
Typical for a Lexus in this price range, the LX 570 is chock full of high-quality materials and tech features. Some reviewers complain about the complexity of the navigation/infotainment system and the button-heavy dash.
Standard features include a navigation system, nine-speaker stereo system, Bluetooth audio streaming and a power-closing tailgate. Optional are an upgraded Mark Levinson stereo, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, keyless entry and start and a heated steering wheel.
- "The navigation system is standard Lexus/Toyota fare. It's simple to program but annoys by absorbing some basic audio and climate functions, such as air conditioning on/off." -- Consumer Guide
- "Overall, the cockpit is a bit button-heavy with a combination that has you touching the dashboard, touching the navigation screen, or just touching, period. Certain climate controls are touch screen only (fan speed, for instance) while others are strictly button-based (temperature).” -- Left Lane News
As big as the Lexus LX is, it has less cargo space than most luxury large SUVs. When the third row is in use, there is only 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space, though that expands to 41 cubic feet with the third row stowed. For maximum cargo space, the 60/40 second row folds flat, leaving a maximum of 83.1 cubic feet. The third row is power-folding, and the second row tumbles forward manually, though one reviewer notes that both of these operations are clumsier than they could be.
- "There's only grocery-bag space behind the 3rd row. That seat conversion remains clumsy: Though each half now power-folds up to the side, they still hinder visibility--and the middle headrest must be removed and stowed first. … Ample interior storage includes a bi-level dashboard glovebox, twin-lid console bin, and large map pockets on doors and seatbacks." -- Consumer Guide
- "The other downside to the third-row seat is that its two halves power-fold toward the sides of the vehicle instead of folding flat into the floor. This means they eat into the usable cargo space behind the second row.” -- Edmunds