What Does Lx Mean on a Vehicle?

by Kyra Sheahan

Cars come in a variety of editions, which vary based on their features. LX is the acronym for "luxury," and is usually found on vehicles that advertise premium comfort and high-end additions such as leather seats. However, LX does not always mean the same thing for every manufacturer.


LX can refer to the type of luxurious package that is available in a vehicle. Lexus has LX edition vehicles on the market. For example, the LX570 is a luxury sport utility vehicle that has a leather interior, Smart Access keyless entry system, push-start engine, built-in navigation system and rear view cameras. Such amenities are only offered in the LX edition.


An LX vehicle model can also be indicative of a special exterior design. The Honda Civic LX, for instance, is not the highest model of luxury that Honda offers, but the LX has a design trim that makes it look different than the DX or EX sedans and coupes.


While LX may be used to signify a specific luxurious package or design of a vehicle, standard or universal specifications do not exist for every type of LX car or SUV. Each manufacturer can choose what types of specs should be included in an LX edition.

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