One of the best feelings in life is jumping behind the wheel and taking a drive with the windows down and the moonroof open! An even better feeling is having the chance to take that drive in the Lexus LX 550! We were able to test drive the LX 550 for 5 whole days during our visit to Florida. Our #LexusRoadTrip began in Orlando, Florida and it was nothing short of amazing. As soon as the LX turned the corner and I saw that white pearl paint glistening in the sun, it was hard to keep my jaw from hitting the ground. The LX is simply beautiful from top to bottom, with an interior finish that is incredibly satisfying!
Our road trips have dramatically changed over the years now that we have children. Two children come along with toys, strollers, diaper bags, and more. When you couple the children’s baggage with your luggage, camera, etc. your cargo space quickly diminishes. Any one with kids knows, familiarity and comfortability is key. The excitement of cruising around in a “new car” isn’t always reciprocated with the little ones .. not to mention, there is no opinion more honest than that of a 4 year old! The first thing my son said when I opened the door for him to get in was “Daddy I like this car, can we keep it?” Right then I knew, this was going to be a great trip! So after installing two car seats, packing up our four suitcases, double stroller, diaper bags, book bags, pump bags, toys & kids… we hit the road!
Once I sat in the driver’s seat I instantly fell in love, not only with the heated and cooled seats but the incredible fit and finish of the leather. The bolsters are form fitting, the leather is supple & the Mahogany wood & leather trimmed steering wheel makes any drive incredible! One of the best features is the power folding rear seats. For a smaller woman (like my wife) it can be difficult to fold heavy seats, but with a simple touch of the button in the cargo area, they easily fold up out of the way! Her favorite was the side step running board, which enabled her to hop in and out of the SUV effortlessly. It was incredible.
The daily Florida rain was never a problem with the automatic windshield wipers! There was no need to mess with the “perfect setting” because our LX timed it perfectly! My wife is always cold (yes, even in the 80 degree humid tropical climate) so the dual heating and air conditioning was perfect to get us through the road trip. My older son loved the center counsel in the backseat that came with his own personal cup holder as well as his own heating/ac zone.
In the end our trip took us from Orlando to St. Augustine & almost everywhere in between. We couldn’t have been happier with the Lexus LX 550! The smooth quiet ride is perfect for the family or entertaining clients for business. No matter what your road trip involves you definitely would not be disappointed with this SUV!