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2019 Lexus LX 570: Can this big SUV still cut it?

The LX 570 is ancient now but still wildly capable off-road. Can it keep up with its more modern competition?

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Though the platform is now almost a decade old, the LX 570 is still arguably the most off-road capable vehicle in its class.

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The 2019 Lexus LX 570 is a big, boldly styled SUV with standard two-row and available three-row seating.

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Build quality on the LX is astoundingly good. This is one of the few SUV's on the road that is still built in Japan.

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The LX features busier styling than its Toyota badged cousin and as such, its approach and departure angles off-road suffer somewhat.

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The LX 570 comes standard with 20-inch wheels, though larger 21-inch wheels are an option.

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The Lexus corporate grille works better here than on other models but its still a face only a mother could love.

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The LX cuts an impressive figure on the road or in the parking lot, thanks to its massive size and aggressive styling.

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Forward lighting on the LX is excellent and unlike some modern LED lighting setups, not so tiring on the eyes.

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One of the LX's best party tricks is its split rear hatch.

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The top portion of the hatch is power opening and closing.

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While the lower section is hand-operated. This lower tailgate, paired with the LX's standard height-adjustable air suspension make loading and unloading a snap.

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