Single-task screwdrivers and one-purpose pliers do their specific jobs better than any multitask tool, but the convenience of having a whole toolbox in your pocket is worth some small sacrifices. That's why every handyman loves a Leatherman. Like the Toyota Land Cruiser on which it's based, the Lexus LX570 is the Leatherman of the automotive world.
The LX570's $74,565 base price may start to look like a bargain when you consider all the vehicles it renders superfluous. You can sell your muscle car, for starters, because the big SUV has plenty of brute force. Its 5.7-liter V-8 produces 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque - a shocking 115 more ponies and 75 more lb-ft than last year's LX470. With huge grunt everywhere in the rev range and six gears to choose from, 60 mph arrives in an estimated 7.4 seconds, and the big SUV has to be electronically restrained to 137 mph. Yikes, that's fast.
Your pickup truck can go, too. At the press of a button, the LX570's rear seats electrically tuck into the sides of the cargo area, freeing up rear cargo space. Fold up the middle row of seats, and you could fit the contents of a small house in back. And, since the LX570 can tow 8500 pounds, you might be able to bring the house with you, too.... Read full article