Redesigned just last year, the 2009 Lexus LX 570 mid-size luxury SUV enjoys a few upgrades, such as leather, wood trim, cool box, 20-inch wheels and smart-card key in its optional luxury package. Lexus LX 570 standard features present a powerful 5.7L V8 engine that packs 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque teamed with 4WD and a six-speed automatic transmission that has manual shift control. EPA fuel economy estimates are 12 mpg city/18 mpg hwy and 14 mpg combined. The 2009 Lexus LX 570 provides a full array of safety equipment, such as antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, front-seat knee airbags, second-row side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front headrests. The Lexus Pre-Collision System, which comes with the adaptive cruise control, is an option that uses radar to sense an impending crash, and then automatically retracts the front seatbelts and initiates brake assist as required. Passenger capacity is eight, while maximum towing capacity is 8,500 pounds.