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2017 Lexus LX: A Luxury SUV that Loves the Dirt

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Buying a luxury SUV can sometimes put you in a position of trying to avoid the challenges and mess that can greet you on the trails. Most of the luxury SUVs on the market spend all their lives on the roads in your area and don’t ever get to do anything exciting. Even if you bought one with AWD you might spend all your time on the roads trying to avoid road abrasions, gently babying your SUV. It’s not the fault of the vehicle, there are many great luxury SUV that can handle the challenges of the trails, but you might not want to head out to the trails.

If you want a vehicle that’s been built on a truck style chassis that can crawl up a mountain and back down while giving you the luxury feel you want, the Lexus LX is the right vehicle for you. As the luxury flagship SUV the LX is the right vehicle for you to have the most impressive ride you’ve ever had on the trails and take on the challenges of faraway rides while still enjoying the benefits of Lexus luxury features that are included inside the vehicle. You’ll love the ride and the package of items that make the LX the big SUV you want to drive.

What’s so special about the LX? Not only is it the best performing large luxury SUV for off road travel, it gives you three rows of comfort that the whole family can enjoy. This beast loves the dirt and will make it easier than ever for you to have the ride you want from a big brute of a vehicle that has been built to tame the roads and the trails of the world. When you are done with the LX you’ll also love the resale value this big SUV brings to the table.

The Lexus LX has been refreshed last year and that means they didn’t make any huge improvements this year but there is one important change. You now get a cool box as an option and the rear seat entertainment package has become an option starting this year. If you do happen to take this brute out for the trail rides, one of the most impressive features you’ll love to use is the crawl control. This feature allows you to handle steep grades easily and does the speed controlling for you so that you can focus on the steering to be able to avoid obstacles that might be in your way.

Looking under the hood of the LX you’ll only see one engine and it’s the same one that’s been powering this beast for a long time. The engine is a 5.7-liter V8 that can produce 383 horsepower and 403 lb.-ft. of torque. This brute is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission that is perfect for the ride. You’ll love the 7,000 pound tow rating that gives this truck the ability to take anything with you that you want and the full time 4WD system makes this a powertrain that’s always ready to take it off road.

As you look at what’s included to make this a truly luxurious vehicle you can start with the quad-zone climate control, a power moonroof, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a leather interior, a 14-way driver’s seat, a navigation system, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a nine-speaker audio system, HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity and ten airbags. This is truly an SUV that brings you the items you want, even at the base build where you’ll love the comfort you can enjoy.

Of course there are many other items you can add to the LX that will give you the ride you want and improve the feeling of pure luxury. This is a huge SUV that requires you to make a serious commitment to what you want it to be on and off the road. If you do choose the LX as your vehicle of choice, you’ll love what you get on any model and know that you have a vehicle that was built for the adventures you have planned for your family or friends in a massive and comfortable SUV.

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