The Lexus brand may be known for its luxury and style, but can you take a Lexus SUV off-road? That’s a frequent question. And the answer may surprise you. No matter which SUV you choose, from the 2023 Lexus NX to the 2023 Lexus LX, you’ll get as much performance as you do style. And they are all packed with the power and design to get you to any destination.


While they’re an absolute joy on the open road, Lexus SUVs are capable of more than a serene driving experience. Their capable engines are built to take you anywhere you want, even if there’s no pavement where you’re headed.

Take the 2.5-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine available in the Lexus NX 250, for instance. Despite its size, it packs 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. That model’s low center of gravity allows for extra grip even off-road.

Of course, you could try the Lexus LX for an even more impressive off-road experience. It sports a 3.4-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

Offroad Performance

Each Lexus SUV is also built to grip, no matter the surface, with as little jostling as possible. Whether you are looking for the independent MacPherson suspension or the multilink rear suspension on the Lexus LX, you’ll have comfort and performance off-road. Many also come with 10-speed electronically controlled direct shift automatic transmissions to give you versatility and control when you leave the highway.

Explore Your Own Off-Road Lexus SUV

As you’ll see when you visit our Lexus dealership in Van Nuys, CA, these SUVs are engineered to perform no matter where you’re going. You can talk to our specialists to get you into an off-road-capable Lexus SUV, complete with options and packages to make it an even more personalized ride. Call or visit today!