This is essentially a Toyota Land Cruiser that's been gussied up. It comes with all-wheel drive, with a locking differential. For serious four-wheel-drive types of activities, the Lexus LX 450 is magnificent. In any kind of rough weather, it performs spectacularly. I found myself looking for bigger and bigger snowbanks, just because I could! It's also nice and comfortable, with leather seats, climate control, a CD changer and everything you'd expect in a Lexus. The ride was somewhat truck-like, but what do you expect? It is a truck! One thing we didn't like--it's a very heavy truck with only a six-cylinder engine. And while it's a big six-cylinder engine, on any kind of hilly highways it was shifting constantly to try to find the right gear, which got annoying. This is a softened up-brute, which is more than you need for around town and more luxurious than you need for serious four-wheel driving. So, it sort of falls into its own category. It's a prestige car. And Lexus will certainly sell a bunch of them.
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The Lexus LX is a full-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) sold by Lexus since 1996. Three generations of the Lexus LX have been produced, all based heavily on Toyota's long-running Land Cruiser series of SUVs. The first generation LX 450 debuted in 1996 as Lexus' first entry into the SUV market. Its successor, the LX 470, premiered in 1998 and was produced through 2006. The latest third generation Lexus LX 570 debuted at the New York International Auto Show in April 2007 as a complete redesign for the 2008 model year. The latest two generations of the Lexus LX have featured a V8 engine powertrain, a welded steel unibody shell combined with a full-size steel ladder frame (body on frame construction), and the capacity to seat eight passengers (LX 470 and LX 570). The first generation LX 450, classified as a mid-size SUV, featured an inline-6 engine and capacity for seven passengers. The second generation LX 470 shared exterior styling with the Toyota Land Cruiser Cygnus (トヨタ ランドクル ーザー シグナス), sold in Japan. The LX ranks as Lexus' largest and most expensive luxury utility vehicle, sized above the GX and RX series of SUVs. It was Lexus' most expensive offering until the LS 600h.