Underneath the LX 570's hood is a gutsy 5.7-liter V8 that produces an impressive 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. Power gets sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift feature. Lexus says this powertrain allows this 6,000-pound beast to do zero to 60 mph in an impressive 7.2 seconds while also giving it an 8,500-pound towing capacity. EPA fuel economy estimates are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway and 14 mpg in combined driving.
The 2010 Lexus LX 570 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control and no fewer than 10 airbags, including front knee airbags, front and second-row side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Active front head restraints are also standard.
The optional Lexus Pre-Collision System uses input from the adaptive cruise control system's sensors to help detect an impending collision. When it determines a crash is imminent, the system automatically takes up the slack in the front seatbelts and primes the braking system for faster response in panic stops.