2019 Lexus LX 570 vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The LX 570’s optional pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Range Rover doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Lexus LX 570 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Land Rover Range Rover has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

The LX 570 has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Range Rover doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the LX 570 and the Range Rover have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems and rearview cameras.

Warranty

Lexus’ powertrain warranty covers the LX 570 2 years and 20,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 38 percent more Lexus dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the LX 570’s warranty.

Reliability

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the LX 570’s reliability 51 points higher than the Range Rover.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Lexus vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Lexus 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 76 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Lexus vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Lexus first in reliability, above the industry average. With 105 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

The LX 570’s 5.7 DOHC V8 produces 43 more horsepower (383 vs. 340) and 71 lbs.-ft. more torque (403 vs. 332) than the Range Rover’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The LX 570’s 5.7 DOHC V8 produces 3 more horsepower (383 vs. 380) and 71 lbs.-ft. more torque (403 vs. 332) than the Range Rover HSE’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The LX 570’s 5.7 DOHC V8 produces 108 lbs.-ft. more torque (403 vs. 295) than the Range Rover P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Lexus LX 570 uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Range Rover requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The LX 570 has 1.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Diesel’s standard fuel tank (24.6 vs. 22.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the Lexus LX 570 as an “Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (ULEV). The Land Rover Range Rover is only certified to “Low Emissions Vehicle” (LEV) standards.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the LX 570’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover:

 

LX 570

Range Rover

Front Rotors

13.9 inches

13.7 inches

Rear Rotors

13.5 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the LX 570 has larger standard tires than the Range Rover (275/50R21 vs. 235/65R19). The LX 570’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover (285/50R20 vs. 275/45R21).

The LX 570’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the LX 570 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover.

The LX 570 has a standard full size spare so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare costs extra on the Range Rover Without the option you must depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the LX 570’s turning circle is 1.8 feet tighter than the Range Rover’s (38.7 feet vs. 40.5 feet). The LX 570’s turning circle is 4.2 feet tighter than the Range Rover LWB’s (38.7 feet vs. 42.9 feet).

Passenger Space

The LX 570 has standard seating for 8 passengers; the Range Rover can only carry up to 5.

The LX 570 has 28.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Range Rover (143.4 vs. 115).

The LX 570 has .4 inches more front legroom and .3 inches more front shoulder room than the Range Rover.

Cargo Capacity

The LX 570 Two-Row’s cargo area provides more volume than the Range Rover LWB.

 

LX 570

Range Rover

Third Seat Removed

32.1 cubic feet

31.8 cubic feet

The LX 570’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover’s in almost every dimension:

 

LX 570

Range Rover

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

15.6”/46”/66.8”

n.a./42.8”/78”

Max Width

56”

50.8”

Min Width

40”

44”

Height

43”

36.9”

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Lexus service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Lexus third in service department satisfaction. With a 59% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 23rd.

Ergonomics

The LX 570’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Range Rover does not have an oil pressure gauge.

If the windows are left open on the LX 570 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Range Rover can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the LX 570 has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Range Rover doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the LX 570 has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Recommendations

Motor Trend performed a comparison test in its July 2015 issue and they ranked the Lexus LX 570 higher than the Land Rover Range Rover HSE.

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