2015 Lexus LX | new car review

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 by
2015 Lexus LX review
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 75%
  • Interior
    Editor: 85%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 75%
  • 6
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Review Summary:

Based on Toyota Land Cruiser platform, the adds styling and panache to its on and off road warrior brethren. It is rumored that the singly outsells all other luxury SUVs put together in the Middle East markets, such is its fan following. Although sighting one of these in the dunes is rare, a look around on the tarmac is sufficient to endorse its dominant play in its segment.

Pros

* Superb towing capacity proves that the LX is more than just a pretty face.

Cons

* While third row seats have gone under the floor in more modern SUVs, the LX still features fold up seats.

Looks

Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser platform, the similarity in styling is evident. Wearing the large spindle grille and trademark Lexus LED daytime running lights up front, the 2015 Lexus LX is definitely a pleasant sight. Factors such as 10 spoke alloys and LED tail lights differentiate the LX from its economical brother, the Toyota Land Cruiser. If had in the newly introduced Sport trim, the LX proudly flaunts front and rear bumper spoilers, a gun metallic finished upper grille and honeycomb mesh lower grille with Fog Lamp bezel and a set of massive 20″ aluminium wheels.

2015 Lexus LX top

Feels

Being a premium SUV, the 2015 Lexus LX does not skimp on materials such as leather. With numerous options to choose from, the LX caters to people with traditional and gaudy preferences alike. Ideal for this part of the world, the LX houses 28 air vents coupled with 4 separate climate controls within the cabin ensuring all occupants travel comfortably.

2015 Lexus LX interior

Engineering

When the time comes to get off the road and into the dirt, the LX isn’t one to complain. Fitted with Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select And Monitor – Shift into low range and 4-Wheel AHC (Active Height Control) the 2015 Lexus LX is more than willing to explore off the beaten path.

2015 Lexus LX rear

What’s on offer?

The 2015 Lexus LX continues to use a potent 5.7-liter V8 that makes 383 horsepower and 547 Nm of torque. Mated to a six speed automatic transmission, the Lexus LX is capable of meeting the 100 km/h mark in just 7.8 seconds before continuing to its electronically limited top speed of 220 km/h.

2015 Lexus LX front

Summing it…

With 9 variants ranging from AED 340,000 to AED 410,000 available for the 2015 Lexus LX, the price seems justified for the badge, features and the car as a whole. While the car it is based on costs nearly half the price, you can be assured that the Lexus LX is worth every bit it’s hyped to be.

2015 Lexus LX side

Specifications

Specifications2015 Lexus LX
Engine/ Cylinders5.7 litre / V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
383 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
547 Nm @ 3,600 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.8 secs
Top speed220 km/h
PriceAED 340,000 - 410,000

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