Originally Posted by Rocky316
.... after being used to saloons like Audi and BMW.
so my question is:
Is it true that The Lexus LX 570 or the seats ( driver seat )
are uncomfortable for the back?
A. the LX seats are not as adjustable as the German brands such as in a 5 series BMW or X5 or the Audi cars. The lumbar in particular in the German vehicles is vertically adjustable as well as the depth whereas the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 only have a depth adjustment for the lumbar. Surprisingly, neither have ANY lumbar adjustment for the passenger while the Germans models almost always have these extra adjustments for the passenger.
I have an Audi S4 Avant which has a far better seat than the Lexus and it was only a $57,000 car. My BMW E61 (2008 5 series wagon), has even better seats with side bolster adjustment, multi-directional lumbar, but also an articulated upper 1/2 of the backrest. This is the "20 way comfort seat" also found as an option in cars like the M5, M6, X5, etc. There is no excuse for Lexus to not have such features on a $90,000 vehicle. For example, my 2008 BMW wagon has it and that was designed 7 years ago. BMW briefly owned Land Rover so when they did, some nice features like a similar BMW seat ended up in the Range Rover such as the "lux" seat option in the 2003-2006 years.
The Lexus seat is "ok", barely, in my opinion. No headrest angle adjustment either though...
B. When you said "is it true?", this is written as if there is some consensus or study having been done suggesting such a finding. It's also a very personal opinion as to whether something is comfortable. What I stated above are factual differences from other seat designs. Some people will care, others wouldn't have known either way. I drive 30,000-40,000 miles some years so I pay attention to these things.