Lexus LX 570

BASE PRICE: $78,630
BODY TYPE: Full-size/Luxury SUV

WHAT'S NEW: Mostly carryover, there are some minor changes for 2011, like a new black interior with leather trim. A heated steering wheel option has been added to the Luxury Package, which includes a semi-aniline leather interior with Bubinga wood trim and a cool box for drinks. The LX receives a brake override system, too.

COOL FACT: Active Height Control lowers the LX 570 1.0 in. front and about 0.5 in. rear at highway speeds to improve aerodynamics.

SUM UP: Cruiser for well-heeled ranchers.
RATING: ***1/2

2011 Lexus LX 570
Base Engine 5.7L/383-hp DOHC V-8
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, 4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec
Tow/Payload 7000/1300 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 12/18 mpg
Basic warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 10