The 2021 Lexus LX 570 will continue on as a beefy flagship for one more iteration at least, but with some changes for the new model year. Lexus has updated the available Sport Package, given the SUV a new paint job option, and added connectivity, and upgraded LX Inspiration Series offerings.
Lexus will continue to have the LX be powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, full-time four-wheel drive, and a Torsen limited-slip differential. It continues to be rated to tow up to 7,000 pounds.
The model is still powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
The model rides on standard 20-inch split 10-spoke wheels, with 21-inch 10-spoke wheels offered as an option.
The LX will be offered with new color choices – a Nori Green Pearl paint job and Glazed Caramel interior. Available wood trim selections include Open-Pore Walnut, Linear Dark Mocha Wood, Linear Espresso Wood, and Dark Brown Walnut – none of which are new for 2021.
The 2021 LX gets Amazon Alexa compatibility, something that is making its way to most all Toyota and Lexus models. A rear-seat entertainment system featuring dual 11.6-inch screens is available, as is a 19-speaker, 450-watt Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound audio system.
The SUV is a touch old school, but it has most of the modern infotainment amenities buyers want.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
All LX 570s come equipped with Lexus Safety System + as well as blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, panoramic view monitor, multi-terrain monitor, and Intuitive Parking Assist.
The popular Sport Package, available only on the three-row version of the SUV, has been updated for 2021 to include 21-inch forged alloy wheels, an updated sport grille and front fascia, sport lower rear valence, and body color/chrome accent side mirrors. The interior of the models includes a black headliner and semi-aniline leather trimmed upholstery in Black, Cabernet, or Glazed Caramel.
The interior of the LX has gotten more premium as its current generation has gone on.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
The LX Inspiration Series is adding a level of sophistication to the model. It is available in a Black Onyx or Eminent White Pearl paint scheme. The exterior of the models features 21-inch black alloy wheels and center caps, a black grille with black chrome surround, black headlamps with smoked lenses, black fog lamps, black window accents, black roof rails, black taillamps with smoked lenses, black chrome garnish, black rear license plate garnish, black frame back door garnish, and black rear badges.
The interior of these models gets black semi-aniline leather trim with Rioja red accents, a black headliner, unique carpet floor and cargo mats, and unique key gloves.
The Lexus Inspiration Series delivers black accents.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
Only 500 Inspiration Series models will be produced – all of the three-row variety.