Motor Mondays: Rugged Lexus LX570 maxes out on luxury, price and fuel

February 11, 2019 3:31 PM

Lexus LX570

Full-size luxury sport utility

Base price: $92,025, three-row; $87,830, two-row

Mpg: 13/18

Manufactured: Japan

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Not yet rated

Web: www.lexus.com

Competitors: Acura MDX, Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Land Rover Range Rover, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Bottom line: First-rate luxury on and off road as long as you don’t mind frequent fill-ups

It’s been almost five years since I tested Lexus’ big LX570, and… Continue Reading


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Some year's back just one variety of artificial grass is available which looks unreal. Things are getting better these days, there are quite pretty number of varieties available when it comes to installing artificial lawns with real and natural feel. This is motivating many people in San Diego to use artificial turf instead of real grass.


Artificial turf fields are on their way to Petaluma, CA. Three artificial turf fields are scheduled to be installed at a Petaluma park. Artificial turf fields will also be installed later at two high schools who are following suit.

Parents have expressed their concerns however concerning risk of bacterial infections, heat conduction, the effects of crumb rubber, and increased risk of physical injuries to players.


A high school in Keizer, OR, is beginning to raise money for a new sports field to be installed with synthetic turf. The high school, McNary High School, says if it raises $1 million, they'll be able to get rid of their irregular and inconvenient natural grass field which has patches of dead grass scattered across its face and replace it with synthetic turf, which will save the school district money and increase usability. The school hopes to start converting their current fields to synthetic turf this summer and to have it completed by the next school year.


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