2020 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Lexus LX 570

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Safety

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The Defender’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The LX 570 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

For better protection of the passenger compartment, the Defender uses safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment. It provides extra impact protection and a sturdy mounting location for door hardware and side impact beams. The LX 570 uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Defender and the LX 570 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and available rear cross-path warning.

Engine

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The Defender P400’s standard 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid produces 12 more horsepower (395 vs. 383) and 3 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 403) than the LX 570’s 5.7 DOHC V8.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Defender P400’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the LX 570:

Defender P400

LX 570

Front Rotors

14.3 inches

13.9 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

13.5 inches

Tires and Wheels

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The Defender’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the LX 570’s 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Defender offers optional 22-inch wheels. The LX 570’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Land Rover Defender has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Lexus LX 570 has a solid rear axle, with a non-independent rear suspension.

The front and rear suspension of the Defender uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the LX 570, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Defender’s wheelbase is 6.8 inches longer than on the LX 570 (119 inches vs. 112.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Defender is 2.3 inches wider in the front and 2.2 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the LX 570.

For better maneuverability, the Defender 90’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the LX 570’s (37 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Defender has a 2.6 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the LX 570 (11.5 vs. 8.9 inches), allowing the Defender to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Land Rover Defender may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 850 to 1000 pounds less than the Lexus LX 570.

The Defender 90 is 1 foot, 7.6 inches shorter than the LX 570, making the Defender easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Unibody construction lowers the Defender’s center of gravity significantly without reducing ground clearance. This contributes to better on the road handling and better off-road performance and stability. In addition, unibody construction makes the chassis stiffer, improving handling and reducing squeaks and rattles. The LX 570 uses body-on-frame design instead.

Passenger Space

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The Defender 110 has 2.3 inches more front headroom, 1.5 inches more rear headroom, 4 inches more rear legroom, .1 inches more rear shoulder room and 4.9 inches more third row headroom than the LX 570.

Cargo Capacity

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The Defender 110’s cargo area provides more volume than the LX 570.

Defender

LX 570

Behind Third Seat

10.7 cubic feet

9.1 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

34 cubic feet

24.8 cubic feet

Third Seat Removed

34.6 cubic feet

n/a

Second Seat Folded

78.8 cubic feet

45 cubic feet

The Defender 110’s cargo area provides more volume than the LX 570 Two-Row.

Defender

LX 570

Third Seat Folded

34 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

34.6 cubic feet

32.1 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

78.8 cubic feet

50.5 cubic feet

The Defender 90’s cargo area provides more volume than the LX 570 Two-Row.

Defender

LX 570

Second Seat Folded

58.3 cubic feet

50.5 cubic feet

Payload and Towing

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The Defender’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the LX 570’s (7716 vs. 7000 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Lexus LX 570 is only 7000 pounds. The Defender offers up to a 8201 lbs. towing capacity.

The Defender has a much higher standard payload capacity than the LX 570 (1676 vs. 1280 lbs.).

The Defender has a much higher maximum payload capacity than the LX 570 (1984 vs. 1280 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Defender to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The LX 570 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

The Defender offers optional heated front, second and third row seats, which keep the driver and passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Lexus doesn’t offer heated seats in the third row of the LX 570.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Land Rover Defender has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. Only the LX 570 Three-Row offers wireless charging and it costs extra.

Model Availability

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The Land Rover Defender comes in two door and four door bodystyles; the Lexus LX 570 isn’t available as a two door.

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