Introducing the eight-passenger 2014 LX. Offering the capability and confidence to deftly go where most vehicles dare not tread, a spacious cabin filled with refinement and technology that offers the power and convenience of your favorite mobile apps, this is the driving experience taken to new heights.
Don't let its luxurious features fool you. This is an SUV that's up to nearly any challenge. It combines the brute strength of a massive V8 with the grace of a six-speed sequential-shift transmission. And, to help you get away from it all even faster, it offers a 0-to-60 time [*] that's comparable to vehicles half its size.
An innovative Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence system monitors the engine's speed and load, increasing torque at lower speeds for improved towing power [*], and boosts performance at higher speeds by adjusting intake and exhaust valve timing.
By monitoring the throttle and vehicle speed, AI (Artificial Intelligence) Shift Control can estimate whether you are traveling uphill or downhill and automatically select the appropriate gear ratio for optimal engine response.
Featuring six forward gears, the wider gear-ratio spread of the LX transmission provides greater acceleration, efficiency and seamless shifting. Craving an even more engaging driving experience? A sequential-shift feature allows you to select gears manually.
Boasting an arsenal of innovative off-road technology, the LX is groundbreaking even when breaking new ground.
With the press of a button, CRAWL Control [*] is designed to maintain an optimal low and steady pace over challenging terrain. Turn Assist can also tighten your turning circle by adding brake force to the inside rear wheel.
The Active Height Control (X-AHC) and Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) systems combine to automatically raise the vehicle's height by up to three inches and adjust wheel articulation to better accommodate rough conditions.
By selecting the type of terrain you need to navigate—Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, or Mud & Sand—Multi-Terrain Select coordinates with the Active Traction Control to optimize the performance of the LX.
Mother Nature has met her match. The full-time 4WD system on the LX features a TORSEN® torque-sensing limited-slip center differential [*] that efficiently distributes engine power between the front and rear axles, helping to minimize tire spin in slippery conditions. And, for maximum traction in off-road situations, the differential can be locked.
Mountains are a piece of cake. But what about Main Street? To help ensure the LX handles as well on-road as it does off, it features an ingenious Adaptive Variable Suspension system that continually monitors the speed and steering angle to help decrease body roll and a steering system that helps provide greater agility and road feel.
VGRS automatically adjusts the steering angles and response of the front wheels for easier low-speed maneuvering and increased high-speed responsiveness and control.
For optimal ride comfort and handling, the LX features a high-mount double-wishbone suspension with rigid components for enhanced steering feel.
The stiffness of the shock absorbers can be adjusted manually for enhanced handling or automatically when driving on highways, during braking and while cornering.
With 28 vents throughout the cabin, the LX features a standard four-zone climate-control system that allows you and your passengers to select ideal temperature settings. To help keep the air pure, an air filter helps to remove allergens and dust, and a smog sensor can automatically activate the recirculation mode.
For optimal comfort in cold conditions, the LX features adjustable heated front seats and available heated second-row seats.
Located where your hands naturally rest, an available heating element continually monitors and adjusts the heating levels to maintain a set temperature.
To help combat those cold winter mornings, a windshield deicer features embedded heating wires around the edge of the windshield to prevent the wipers from sticking to the glass.
For personalized comfort, the driver's power seat features heating and available ventilation and offers 14 types of adjustment, including dual-function lumbar and seat cushion extension.
The supple leather trim found throughout the cabin is hand-selected from only the highest-quality full-grain stocks, including available semi-aniline leather that's among the finest in the industry.
Offering a host of unique and innovative refinements, the LX features exclusive Mahogany wood accents that are individually selected for consistent color and grain.
Among its many accommodating features, the power rear door's clamshell design makes loading cargo more convenient. The lower tailgate also can be manually raised and lowered, aiding cargo access.
For easy cargo loading, the power-sliding second-row seat offers a 40/20/40-split seatback to fit a variety of items [*]. And, with a press of a button, the 50/50-split third-row seat stows to the side in seconds.
As part of the Luxury Package, the available cool box is neatly integrated in the front console under the center armrest and helps keep your beverages and other items nicely chilled.
Available Lexus Enform [*] and Safety Connect® [*] offer more than the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the peace of mind of knowing emergency services can be requested at the press of a button. With the available App Suite [*], you can use your LX to make dinner reservations and order movie tickets on the fly.
Available NavTraffic™ [*] provides real-time traffic information, including speed and estimated travel time, and can reroute you to avoid accidents or construction.
Available NavWeather™ [*] can provide continuously updated local weather reports and five-day forecasts for specific cities and can even automatically alert you of severe weather ahead.
Available Sports and Stocks [*] offers access to the schedules, scores and news of your favorite sports teams, as well as personalized stock quotes and related information.
Helping to provide enhanced visibility, an available Wide-view Front and Side Monitor system [*] features a front-mounted camera to help you see around blind corners, such as when exiting a parking garage. For added convenience, a second camera located underneath the passenger side-mirror is particularly useful when navigating narrow passageways and tight parking spaces.
Helping to provide enhanced visibility, an available Wide-view Front and Side Monitor [*] system features a front-mounted camera to help you see around blind corners, such as when exiting a parking garage. For added convenience, a second camera located underneath the passenger side-mirror is particularly useful when navigating narrow passageways and tight parking spaces.
The available dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System [*] enables two video sources to be viewed at the same time. Using a single remote control, one can be used as a DVD player, for instance, and the other as a game console or audio player. For your convenience, wireless headphones [*] and a three-prong electrical outlet are also included.
It's the difference between listening to music and being enveloped by it. Engineered by a company world-renowned by audiophiles, the available 450-watt Mark Levinson® Reference Surround Sound Audio System [*] was tuned for more than 4,000 hours to optimize the acoustics of the LX. As a result, it features a class-leading 19 speakers and 7.1-channel architecture and provides enough clarity for listeners to identify the spatial position of each instrument at play.
Seven 1.0-inch titanium dome tweeters with neodymium magnets offer greater rigidity and lower mass than conventional tweeters, providing lower distortion, higher resolution and more natural dynamics.
Seven 4.0-inch midrange transducers with extended low-frequency response were recently developed and paired with the 1.0-inch tweeters. As a result, each channel enjoys the benefits of a high-performance two-way system.
The two 6.0-inch by 9.0-inch front-door midwoofers are each provided 100 watts of power, helping to optimize bass response in a variety of music genres and fill the passenger compartment with clear sound with minimal distortion.
Two proprietary woofers with metal-cone and dome geometries deliver midrange and lower frequencies, including deep bass notes.
A 10-inch cast basket, high-power neodymium magnet subwoofer is housed in a 22-liter enclosure. This provides the deepest bass for all the occupants in the most non-resonant package possible.
Designed specifically for the Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound Audio System [*], this power amplifier produces 450 watts, all channels driven, 20Hz-20kHz @ less than 0.1% Total Harmonic Distortion [*]. Unlike conventional automotive audio systems with integrated power circuits, this circuitry in this system is fully discrete.
The LX delivers safety that suits you. While an ordinary crash-test dummy can provide 119 data points, Lexus uses digital models comprising millions. A result of innovative approaches to safety like this: The LX is equipped with a class-leading standard [*] 10-airbag system [*], Whiplash Injury-Lessening front seats [*] and an available Pre-Collision System [*] that can help provide added braking force to reduce impact speed.
The available Pre-Collision System (PCS) [*] on the LX is engineered to help detect an imminent frontal collision and, while retracting the front seatbelts, automatically help to provide increased braking pressure the moment you step on the brake pedal.
The Multi-terrain Anti-lock Braking System is designed to monitor and adjust to the road's surface to help ensure the ideal braking strategy for each driving situation. As a result, stopping distances on snow, gravel and wet pavement are reduced and overall control is enhanced.
The LX offers some of the most advanced Active Safety systems on the road today, including a Dual-swivel Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) that can help illuminate curves by rotating the right or left headlamp into a turn at low speeds and both headlamps together at high speeds.
This available system uses six ultrasonic sensors located on the front and rear of the LX to detect how close your vehicle is to surrounding objects. Distance is indicated on the Navigation [*] screen, as well as the instrument panel, and is accompanied by an audible warning tone.
Available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [*] is designed to help maintain a preset distance from the car traveling in front of you by automatically reducing the throttle and even applying the brakes. Once the road clears, the LX returns to its preset speed.