A couple of weeks ago, Lexus made headlines with the unveiling of its first official "supercar" at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Lexus LFA that debuted at SEMA is a performance vehicle that the automaker thinks will set the standard for sports and performance cars that have a high luxury quotient. Lexus has also updated its LX 570 utility vehicle for the 2010 market, and it has bells and whistles galore. It's a good thing you get so many extras with this LX, because you definitely won't get what you bargain for in gas mileage. That's why the Lexus LX 570 makes the cut for this week's video blog look at the Gas Guzzlers of 2010.
This Web clip focuses on the positives of the 2010 Lexus LX 570, making it sound like the SUV of the century. Cosmetically speaking, it is basically the definition of a luxury utility vehicle and carries that air of class that most Lexus vehicles reek of. It has all sorts of neat features like electrically folding back seats, side and back camera monitors, and parking assist in case you aren't aware how close you are to hitting that other car. Hell, it even has a feature referred to as "crawl control," just in case some ritzy white collar couple decides they want to push their nearly $80K SUV up a mountain. I'm sure that occasion comes up all the time.
While the makers of this video clip mention the 5.7L V-8 engine that can kick major horsepower ass, they conveniently neglect that the 2010 Lexus LX 570 has a gas mileage average of roughly 15 mpg between highway and city driving. The fact that the LX 570 weighs nearly 3 tons doesn't help it either. On the other hand, if your wallet's that tight that you're worried about your gas mileage, chances are you're probably not getting in line for this fancy but pricey luxury SUV.