Sunday, September 30, 2007

2007 Lexus LX Review

The Lexus LX 470 sport utility vehicle has a base MSRP of $67,395. The 4.7-liter V8 generates 268 horsepower and will make zero to sixty in 8.9 seconds (top speed 112.) The LX will handle payloads of as much as 1,270 lbs. and can pull loads of as much as 6,500. The transmission is an automatic with five speeds. The LX shows a fuel economy of 13 mpg city and 17 highway on a 35.4 gallon fuel tank.

The vehicle has room for a maximum of eight. All occupants enjoy the protection of the wide range of safety features Lexus has incorporated into the LX. The body is constructed of steel welded on a ladder frame with box sections. Beams in the doors are designed to absorb lateral impact while the upper trim in the interior further dissipates force. Crumple zones are present to the front and rear and the steering column is collapsible. Double stage airbags in the front are present as are those mounted in the seats and additional units in the curtain position. A system for night view uses an infrared system to project images at the bottom of the windshield to assist with after dark driving and a camera to monitor backing up are both standard features.

Other exterior features on the Lexus LX 470 include automatic headlights, running boards that incorporate lighting, foglamps, tail lights using LED bulbs, windshield wipers that are climate aware, and outside mirrors that are power adjustable. The audio unit is a Mark Levinson system (240-watts) playing across eleven speakers with a changer that holds a maximum of six discs. A rear system for DVD playback can be installed to the rear including an LCD screen, remote control, and two headphones (wireless.)

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