2014 Lexus LX 570
With seating for 8 tightly crammed folks in 3 rows and standard full-time 4-wheel drive (4WD), this full-size, body-on-frame SUV is built to take on the toughest terrain, the ubiquitous 5.7-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) V8 powerplant mates with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque. All this oomph is good to tote up to 7,000 pounds of trailer with the proper equipment, but gas mileage is a pretty sorry 12 mpg city/17 highway.
Appearance-wise, look for this luxury-laden ute to carry 20-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, side steps, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated, reverse-tilting power outside mirrors. Inside, expect leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats and full power accessories. Naturally, cruise control is once more standard, as are telescoping tilt-wheel steering, leather, simulated alloy and genuine wood accents, memory for driver's settings, a remote garage door opener and a rear-view camera.