The price tag is just under $100,000. This is a truck that can go a lot of places. The interior is comfortable. And the off-road tech is solid. Yet the 2020 Lexus LX 570 is almost laughably dated at this point.
I was in Arizona this weekend. My wife and I took our daughter away for the weekend. We were joined by my wife’s parents, and the LX 570 kept us all cozy and warm.
Still, it’s remarkable to find a brand new machine without top-flight interior tech. Especially one that costs just a few ticks under the $100k mark. There’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, the nav map graphics are a joke, and the infotainment control mouse is bad.
Now add in the fact that the LX 570 still utilizes that old 5.7-liter V8, and you won’t be surprised to hear that the vehicles heft is quite noticeable. Oh, and fuel economy will fall in the low teens.
There’s no question it’s a Land Cruiser legend in a fancy suit. But that suit was purchased well over a decade ago, and needs to be tailored or tossed for a new one.
What’s another example of something new… that’s actually pretty old?