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Lexus Sport Utility Vehicles and Crossover Vehicles

An Overview of the Lexus SUV Family

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Lexus Sport Utility Vehicles and Crossover Vehicles

The GX 470 is like a Toyota 4Runner raised to the highest order.

Photo © Jason Fogelson
Lexus has quietly amassed a collection of Sport Utility Vehicles and Crossovers to rival the best in the industry. With a firm emphasis on luxury, Lexus SUVs stress quality workmanship, subtle design and refined performance, without sacrificing utility and toughness.

All Lexus SUVs come with a 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty and 6 year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. Hybrid System Warranty coverage is for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first, and covers the following components: Hybrid control module, Hybrid battery control module, Hybrid battery and inverter with converter. Roadside assistance is provided for 48 months from the vehicle's in-service date, regardless of mileage (24 hours a day, 365 days a year for vehicles operated within the U.S. territories and Canada).

RX 350

RX is a mid-size Crossover SUV, built on a unibody car platform. Popular since its debut as a 1999 model (the RX 300), incremental design changes and power increases over the life of the model have created a luxurious, manageable Crossover that leads all Lexus models in sales. RX 350 comes with a 3.5 liter 24 valve V6 engine with variable valve timing cranks out 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. It gets 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway (FWD); 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway (AWD), according to the EPA. Prices start at $36,800 for front-wheel drive; $38,200 for all-wheel drive.

2007 Lexus RX 350 Test Drive and Review.

2007 Lexus RX 350 Photo Gallery.

RX 400h Hybrid

Based on the RX 350, RX 400h was the first premium SUV with a hybrid gas/electric powertrain. RX 400h's powertrain consists of a 3.3 liter 24 valve double-overhead cam V6 gas engine that teams up with an electric motor to deliver 268 hp. The gas engine produces 212 lb-ft of torque; the electric motor adds 247 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels from 0 - 1500 rpm, coupled with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The EPA estimates that RX 400h can achieve 27 mpg city/24 mpg highway/25 mpg combined (FWD); 26 mpg city/24 mpg highway/25 mpg combined (AWD). Prices start at $42,080 for front-wheel driive; $43,480 for all-wheel drive.

2008 Lexus RX 400h Test Drive and Review.

2007 Lexus RX 400h Test Drive and Review.

2007 Lexus RX 400h Photo Gallery.

GX 470

The Lexus GX 470 is like a Toyota 4Runner raised to the highest order. Under the hood you'll find a 4.7 liter V8 that sends 263 hp and 323 lb-ft of torque through its five-speed automatic transmission. GX features full-time four-wheel drive with a limited-slip center differential with manual locking feature and 8.3" of ground clearance. The Lexus GX 470 starts at $47,615, with an EPA estimate of 14 mpg city/18 mpg highway.

2007 Lexus GX 470 Test Drive and Review.

2007 Lexus GX 470 Photo Gallery.

LX 570

The flagship of Lexus SUVs, the LX 570 shares a platform with the venerable Toyota Land Cruiser. Powered by a 5.7 liter 32-valve double-overhead cam V8 that delivers 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque through its six-speed automatic transmission with full-time four-wheel drive, LX carries an EPA estimate of 12 mpg city/18mpg highway. The Lexus LX 570 starts at a base price of $75,705.

2008 Lexus LX 570 Test Drive and Review.

2008 Lexus LX 570 Photo Gallery.

2007 Lexus LX 470 Test Drive and Review.

2007 Lexus GX 470 Photo Gallery.

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