The Lexus LX is Packing Power and Delivering Impressive Performance
The LX has a 5.7-liter V-8 engine which is rated at 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 403 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. The 8-speed automatic shuttles power to all four wheels of the LX and its transfer case has a low range designed for more serious terrain. The V-8 is giving the LX good acceleration from any speed, and Lexus rates the vehicle can tow up to 7,000 pounds. The vehicle’s supple suspension is able to take bumps in stride, and despite what its big wheels and its plus interior might suggest, the LX is a very capable car off-road. The car uses hydraulic suspension in order to dampen the road, and even when using the available 21-inch alloy wheels the LX still feels like it could handle tough roads without disturbing the people inside. When it comes to highway speeds, the LX is silent and runs smoothly. When used away from the pavement, the LX features a number of tricks, like its crawl control system, multiple traction control modes, as well as a high setting for its suspension in order to clear boulders. The LX is considered a heavyweight, given its 6,000 pounds of mass, having a fuel economy rating of 13-mpg city and a rating of 18-mpg highway.