Lexus LX 570 Contending for Motor Trend SUV of the Year

2009 Lexus LX 570

The Lexus LX 570 is up for the Motor Trend SUV of the year:

Since last year’s contest, a lot has changed with regard to the SUV market. Most manufacturers are going for the smaller, more fuel-efficient, and in some cases car based vehicles, the 2009 Lexus LX 570 is none of those, and it’s damn proud of it.

This Lexus is an amazing luxury/utility vehicle, capable of a dash to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, while the quarter mile disappears in under 15 seconds at over 90 mph, and all this by a behemoth that weighs over 6000 pounds. Oh, did we mention the Lexus can also off-road with the best of them?

The LX is up against some stiff competition, though I certainly wouldn’t count the freakish BMW X6 among the contenders. Honestly, no matter how great the LX may be and how well it stacks up, the cost and fuel milage will sink its chances of coming first. (Really, if I had to guess, my money would be on the Infiniti FX35.)

The winner will be announced at midnight tomorrow. Update: The Subaru Forester took the prize.