The 2014 Lexus LX570 is one of the best riding, quiet, and off-road capable luxury full-size SUVs. This time we find out how it does at towing a 5,740 lbs of boat and trailer. Specifically, we do a 0-60 mph test with and without the boat. It’s important to know that your tow vehicle can accelerate in a reasonable time to merge on the highway or interstate. TFLcar performs acceleration testing at a mile above sea level, so the time will be between 1 to 2 seconds slower than at sea level for the vehicle on its own.
The Lexus LX570 competes directly against the Infiniti QX56 (renamed to QX80 for 2014 model year). The 5.7-liter V8 engine in the Lexus makes 383 hp and 403 lb-ft and backed up by a 6-speed automatic. The 5.6-liter V8 in the Infiniti is rated at 400 hp and 413 lb-ft with a 7-speed transmission.
Take a look at the 2012 Infiniti QX56 Towing Review.
Can the Lexus beat the 16.53 seconds time that the Infiniti put up? Watch this to find out:
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.