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    Wednesday
    Jun062018

    Comparison: Lexus LX vs Cadillac Escalade

    If you need a full-size SUV that can seat up to eight passengers, and provide a luxurious, comfortable ride for all passengers check out below what we have to say about the 2018 Lexus LX. This monster of an SUV has everything you should ever need in a family vehicle.

    Below we will take some of the headaches out of car shopping by reviewing two full-size SUVs. We will compare the 2018 Lexus LX to the 2018 Cadillac Escalade. After reading our comparison be sure to come into Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive the Lexus LX.

    Performance

    Lexus LX

    The 2018 LX is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque. It tows up to 7,000 pounds and comes standard with an integrated towing hitch receiver.

    Cadillac Escalade

    The 2018 Escalade comes with a 6.2-liter V8 truck engine that generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft and can tow up to 8,300 pounds. The V8 engine also comes with a smart cylinder deactivation feature that shuts off four cylinders while cruising.

    Comfort and Convenience

    Lexus LX

    The 2018 LX has seating for five to eight passengers, depending on the seating configuration you choose, and 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With all seats folded, it features 83.1 cubes of cargo volume.

    The Lexus comes standard equipped with a power moonroof, power rear door, leather interior trim, the Lexus Memory System for seating, a power-sliding second row, four-zone automatic climate control, nine-speaker audio, SmartAccess key system, and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors. Additionally, it features the Lexus Safety System+, a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Panoramic View Monitor, Intuitive Parking Assist, and a Navigation System with a 12.3-inch display.

    Options include semi-aniline leather interior, heated and ventilated seating, Color Heads-Up Display, Qi-compatible wireless charging, a Cool Box, and a heated wood and leather steering wheel. For the ultimate family vehicle, you can also opt for a Rear-Seat Entertainment System with dual 11.6-inch displays and the Mark Levinson Surround Sound Audio System with 19 speakers.

    Cadillac Escalade

    Cadillac offers the Escalade in four trims. The base model gets a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an automatic parking system, a surround-view camera system, Magnetic Ride Control, LED headlights, a power liftgate, and a 16-speaker Bose audio system. The seats are leather, and the front chairs feature 12-way adjustability and three-stage heating, while drivers grasp a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

    The Escalade Luxury takes all that and adds 22-inch wheels, a suite of active safety systems that has just about everything but adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, and a full anti-theft suite. The Escalade Premium Luxury adds adaptive cruise control and automatic rear braking to the safety suite, along with LED cornering lights and a rear-seat entertainment system with a single 9.0-inch screen and a Blu-ray DVD player.

    Finally, the Escalade Platinum adds upgraded semi-aniline leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped dash, a suede headliner, 18-way front seat adjustability with massage and cooling functions for driver and passenger, a cooler function for the center console, 22-inch wheels, a grille with even more chrome, power side steps, and twin 7.0-inch displays in the back of the front headrests, rather than the Premium Luxury’s single-screen setup.

    Pricing

    Lexus LX

    Starting at $85,380 MSRP

    Cadillac Escalade

    Starting at $74,695 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Nov092016

    REVIEW: 2017 Lexus LX 570

    In the grand scheme of luxury SUVs, it's easy to find one that looks great, performs like a beast, and is so comfortable you could live in it. But how many of these so-called utility vehicles can handle rough terrain? Not many.

    Enter the 2017 Lexus LX 570, which is as comfortable as it is beautiful and doesn’t mind getting its wheels dirty. Read on to find out why San Jose drivers love this luxury SUV:

    INTERIOR

    The LX 570 accommodates seven passengers and has three rows of leather-lined seating, not to mention best-in-class configurability. The second and third rows fold down for additional cargo space in the already roomy SUV, and they also fold to the sides with a power-operated mechanism, creating a flat floor behind the second seats – an ability matched by no other car in its class. It also has a wide center stack for ultimate visibility, particularly when checking the premium navigation and entertainment display.

    ENGINE

    The LX 570 is an SUV that's not all talk, with a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, which has 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque. It comes with standard four-wheel drive and can tow up to 7,000 pounds, so winding winter roads will be no problem. Additionally, it has an off-road mode that locks the center differential and engages its low-speed transfer case for when the terrain gets rough.

    FEATURES

    You’ll want comfort and entertainment on your excursions, and the LX 570 has the latest in features. It has standard quad-zone climate control, power moonroof, tilting and telescoping steering wheel, 14-way power driver’s seat, navigation system, infotainment system, 12.3-inch screen, Lexus Remote Touch, a 9-speaker audios system, Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, USB input, and smartphone connectivity.

    If you’re looking for more, you can add a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, rear-seat entertainment, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated wood-and-leather steering wheel. Plus, you can personalize your temperature settings and opt for ambient welcome lighting.

    SAFETY

    Traveling with the family makes safety of utmost importance, and Lexus values its drivers, so it includes the most comprehensive safety systems available standard on many of its models, including the LX 570. You'll love the peace of mind that the Lexus Safety System+ provides, with a myriad of active safety systems that bolster the SUV's rigid body design and other passive safety features.

    The LX 570 comes with Lexus Enform Safety Connect, Crawl Control with Turn Assist, Advanced Multi-View Monitor, premium triple-beam LED headlamps, active traction control, advanced braking system, ten airbags, intuitive parking assist, stability control, rain-sensing wipers, and Smart Stop Technology.

    PRICING

    Starting at $89,380 MSRP

    Thursday
    Jan192012

    Fresh-Faced LX570

    Auto shows tend to excite enthusiast because we've come to expect new model announcements from nearly every manufacturer. Last week's concept coupe announcement notwithstanding, we're pleased to meet the new Lexus LX.

    In addition to the revised headlights and grille, the 2013 LX will also feature Lexus Enform 2.0, the next-generation entertainment system that features Facebook, Bing, Pandora, OpenTable, Yelp and MovieTickets.com applications.

    Of course, how you choose to use the new LX is up to you...