2013 Lexus LX 570 at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

2013 lexus lx 570

  • Competes with: Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Cadillac Escalade
  • Looks like: Lexus borrowed just the right amount of GS sedan styling
  • Drivetrain: 383-hp, 5.7-liter V-8; six-speed-automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: February (tentatively)

Sometimes we cringe when an automaker shares styling across its lineup of cars and SUVs. The corporate look doesn’t always translate well from sedan to SUV; Infiniti QX56, anyone? Lexus is taking that chance with a refreshed 2013 LX 570 that borrows front styling from the significantly redesigned 2013 Lexus GS sedan. Other than the styling, the interior sees minor updates for 2013.

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The new look has an hourglass-shaped grille, and in photos, it translates well onto Lexus’ largest — and priciest — SUV. The grille isn’t the only new feature up front. There are new LED daytime running lamps in a fresh headlight design, as well as larger fog light bezels. Turn signals are added to the side mirrors, while in back, there’s a revised rear bumper with additional stainless-steel accents.

On the inside, Lexus changed up the color palette with a new leather option and chrome highlights around the dashboard. A new instrument panel display shows steering-wheel angle, speed, navigation directions and terrain mode. In other applications these small screens are great for quick glances at the vehicle’s vitals.

The Lexus Enform application arsenal is added to the media system with apps such as Pandora, Bing, Yelp and more. Also, a household-style 120-volt outlet is added in the middle row to complement the 120-volt outlet in the cargo area.

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If they finally added HID headlamps i'm in.




it looks like lexus has decided that acura cannot be the only japanese luxury brand with a butt-ugly grill design!

Ken L.

This isn't too bad. It's more aggressive than the ultra conservative look of the current design.


The Infiniti QX56 is beautiful, cheaper, and of similar quality compared to the LX. Just saying.


I still think the 98-07 was the best design. I own one and the design and features have not aged a bit.


Yeb, the QX looks much nicer. It seems that Lexus tried to copy the FX or Etherea front shape (the middle) but they didn't do it right.


I agree, this thing is not only butt ugly, but looks like a 90's relic.

Landcruise owner

I still like the 98-07. It sure is ugly from the front end.


I'm a huge Fan of the lx570, and I have agree with you, the 470 is still a fine looker and still looks modern today, its a gd design!

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