2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2020 Lexus LX 570

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Safety

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Both the Discovery and LX 570 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Discovery has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The LX 570’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The Discovery’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 Discovery 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 that has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Discovery and the LX 570 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, 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, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and available around view monitors.

Engine

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The Discovery’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 40 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 403) than the LX 570’s 5.7 DOHC V8.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Discovery is faster than the Lexus LX 570:

Discovery

LX 570

Zero to 60 MPH

6.1 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter Mile

14.7 sec

15.6 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Discovery Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the LX 570 (21 city/26 hwy vs. 12 city/16 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Discovery supercharged V6 gets better fuel mileage than the LX 570 (16 city/21 hwy vs. 12 city/16 hwy).

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Discovery’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The LX 570 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Discovery P340’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the LX 570:

Discovery P340

LX 570

Front Rotors

14.3 inches

13.9 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

13.5 inches

The Discovery stops much shorter than the LX 570:

Discovery

LX 570

60 to 0 MPH

116 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Discovery’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 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 Discovery 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 Discovery 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.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Discovery’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the LX 570 (115 inches vs. 112.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Discovery is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 1.6 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the LX 570.

For greater off-road capability the Discovery Air Suspension has a 2.2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the LX 570 (11.1 vs. 8.9 inches), allowing the Discovery to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Land Rover Discovery may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1050 to 1100 pounds less than the Lexus LX 570.

The Discovery is 4.9 inches shorter than the LX 570, making the Discovery easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Unibody construction lowers the Discovery’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.

The front grille of the Discovery uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The LX 570 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Discovery when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the liftgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The LX 570 doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

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

Discovery

LX 570

Behind Third Seat

11.8 cubic feet

9.1 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

40.2 cubic feet

24.8 cubic feet

Third Seat Removed

43.5 cubic feet

n/a

Second Seat Folded

88.3 cubic feet

45 cubic feet

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

Discovery

LX 570

Third Seat Folded

40.2 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

43.5 cubic feet

32.1 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

88.3 cubic feet

50.5 cubic feet

The Discovery has a standard third row seat that folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The LX 570 doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Discovery’s optional second and third row seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The LX 570 doesn’t offer automatic folding second row seats.

The Discovery’s liftgate lifts up in one piece, completely out of the way of loading and unloading, while sheltering the cargo loading area. The LX 570’s tailgate’s top part raises up, but the bottom part lowers, getting in the way of loading and making an uneven surface for sliding cargo.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Discovery’s available liftgate can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The LX 570 doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its tailgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Towing

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The Discovery’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the LX 570’s (8201 vs. 7000 pounds).

Ergonomics

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The power windows standard on both the Discovery and the LX 570 have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Discovery is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The LX 570 prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Discovery 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.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Discovery HSE/HSE Luxury offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The LX 570 doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The Discovery’s power mirror controls are mounted on the door for easy access. The LX 570’s power mirror controls are on the dash where they are possibly hidden by the steering wheel and are awkward to manipulate.

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

The Discovery’s Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The LX 570 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Discovery owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Discovery will cost $755 to $3945 less than the LX 570 over a five-year period.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Land Rover Discovery will be $21171 to $21382 less than for the Lexus LX 570.

Recommendations

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The Land Rover Discovery outsold the Lexus LX 570 by over two to one during the 2019 model year.

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