Test drove a 14 LX today
I took our GS in for service today and ended up finding a black on tan 2014 LX570 that caught my eye. I have been casually looking at the Land Cruiser and LX recently. After moving my son's car seat over to the LX, we took it for a quick test drive. I like the size of the LX. The amount of interior space and 3 rows of seating is a huge plus. My 2011 Range Rover has the factory rear seat entertainment option that my son dearly loves, so that is also a great plus on the LX. The semi-aniline leather is fantastic, but I think Lexus needs to line the LX's interior with more. The dashpad and upper door panels are the places that appear to be lacking.
I loved the red mahogany wood. Absolutely beautiful. I think the bottom seat cushion extender, power rear lift-gate, power rear middle seat, power third row folding seat and the Lexus service experience make it the better option when compared to the Land Cruiser. Really, the Lexus service experience alone makes it worth the extra $10k in my opinion.
Right off the bat, the dealer offered $5k off msrp of $91,xxx. I've read where customers are getting $9k off. Is it common to get $9k off with out much effort?
Anyways, not sure what will materialize out of it, but for what its worth, I think the LX570 would be a great vehicle for my family.