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Most vehicles coming out of the gates these days are pretty reasonable products and most of them are loaned to the press for a week to review.

So to be honest with you, it's hard to dislike virtually anything you drive during the honeymoon period these days.

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The REAL test is how does it stack up over the course of a years worth of service.

When you've driven something that long, day in and day out, your opinion holds more weight than someone who has only had it for a week.

So anyone out there in the market for the 2009 Lexus LX570, Listen up, cause AutoSpies.com has the only review that matters.

First a little background on the LX that I've been driving for close to a year now...I have to return it at the end of June :( !!!!

The LX 570's 5.7-liter V8 delivers the punch and towing power demanded in this segment. The new, high-tech powerplant produces 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 403 lb.-ft at 3,600 rpm. Crucial to LX customers who tow with their vehicles, 90 percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 RPM.

The LX 570's six-speed automatic transmission is designed to handle high torque while performing with Lexus quietness and smoothness. The electronically-controlled transmission's control unit estimates road conditions and predicts the driver's intention to select the appropriate gear ratio for the vehicle's speed and the driving conditions. A sequential shift mode allows the driver to select gears manually. Even at very low speeds, such as trail driving, the transmission operates smoothly and imperceptibly.

Exterior Design

The LX 570 luxury utility vehicle adopts characteristics of the brand's L-finesse design theme. A wide stance and muscular cabin proportions are accented with subtle character lines and luxury touches such as chrome-plated door handles and moldings. The wide grille, with its "arrowhead" corner treatment, character lines integrated into the bumper, and large projector headlights convey a distinctly purposeful look. Pronounced wheel arches add an element of ruggedness to the elegant profile. Standard running boards fit closely to the body for an integrated appearance.

Wide rear combination lights emphasize the large size of the sculpted rear door. They employ high-intensity LEDs and a specially designed diffusion pattern to project "radiance" and to give drivers following behind ample visibility of the LX 570. Tasteful chrome accents set off the lights and the license plate surround.

Interior Design

The new-generation LX 570, while occupying the same footprint as the previous LX 470 model, provides best-in-class front seat legroom. The result is an even more inviting and comfortable space for up to eight passengers and their cargo. Optitron® instrument gauges are a traditional and functional Lexus design feature. The first-in-class standard power-sliding second-row seat slides forward and aft 4.1 inches for passenger comfort and cargo storage versatility. The second-row seatbacks provide a convenient 40/20/40 split. The second row seat is specially engineered to make tumbling it forward easy for anyone – with Lexus fluid smoothness. A power retractable third-row seat is standard. The split rear tailgate features a power upper door, while the bottom section raises and lowers with minimal effort.

I can tell you personally that NOTHING on the market is made as well and puts the driver in an environment of pure luxury SUV decadence like the LX570.

Yes, the Range Rover has a better looking exterior and performs better off road but the LX does something the RR can't.


NOTHING ever goes wrong. EVER.

I TRIED my best to break it.

I couldn't.

No Land Rover customer on the planet has ANY idea what that feeling is like.

It also has better electronics and has a third row seat.

Not a GOOD third row seat, but it HAS one.

Forget that on the RR.

And it doesn't handle as well as a BMW X5.

But if there was ever one SUV you would want to get in when you want to be bathed in luxury and comfort, the LX is your truck.

The X5 is great but it's a TOTALLY different experience.

If I had to put my money on ONE vehicle that could potentially last FOREVER, I'd put my money on this Lexus.

In my opinion, it's simply the best Lexus EVER made.

And very few vehicles if any, will ever be built this well ever again in your lifetime.

This is the KEEPER.

The one you buy and hold forever.

If I were to give it a rating from 1 to 5 stars this bad boy gets a 6.

Yea, it's THAT good!

So dream about the Range Rover or BMW X5, but BUY the Lexus.

Twenty years from today, people will be looking for this future classic.

Want the most bulletproof and luxurious SUV?

NOBODY comes close to the LX570.

Hey, Lexus, does this mean I get to keep it for another year? ;)

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