2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Lexus GX460

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Both the Range Rover Sport and GX460 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover Sport 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 GX460’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.

For better protection of the passenger compartment, the Range Rover Sport 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 GX460 uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the GX460 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, plastic fuel tanks, 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, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Engine

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The Range Rover Sport P360’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid produces 54 more horsepower (355 vs. 301) and 36 lbs.-ft. more torque (365 vs. 329) than the GX460’s 4.6 DOHC V8. The Range Rover Sport P400’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid produces 94 more horsepower (395 vs. 301) and 77 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 329) than the GX460’s 4.6 DOHC V8. The Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid produces 97 more horsepower (398 vs. 301) and 143 lbs.-ft. more torque (472 vs. 329) than the GX460’s 4.6 DOHC V8. The Range Rover Sport’s optional 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 217 more horsepower (518 vs. 301) and 132 lbs.-ft. more torque (461 vs. 329) than the GX460’s 4.6 DOHC V8. The Range Rover Sport SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 274 more horsepower (575 vs. 301) and 187 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 329) than the GX460’s 4.6 DOHC V8.

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 114 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 329) than the GX460’s 4.6 DOHC V8.

As tested in Car and Driver the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the Lexus GX460:

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

GX460

Zero to 60 MPH

4.6 sec

4.3 sec

7.4 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

11 sec

10.5 sec

21.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.9 sec

4.8 sec

7.6 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

12.8 sec

15.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109 MPH

111 MPH

89 MPH

Top Speed

133 MPH

144 MPH

111 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the GX460 (22 city/28 hwy vs. 15 city/19 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) gets better fuel mileage than the GX460 (17 city/22 hwy vs. 15 city/19 hwy).

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The GX460 must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The GX460 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Range Rover Sport’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 GX460 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 4.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the GX460 (27.6 vs. 23 gallons).

Transmission

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An eight-speed automatic is available on the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the GX460.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport’s brake rotors are larger than those on the GX460:

Range Rover Sport Td6

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

GX460

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

15 inches

13.3 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

14.4 inches

12.3 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the GX460:

Range Rover Sport

GX460

70 to 0 MPH

167 feet

184 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

117 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the GX460 (275/40R22 vs. 265/60R18).

The Range Rover Sport’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 GX460’s 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Sport has standard 19-inch wheels. Only 18-inch wheels are available on the GX460. The Range Rover Sport offers optional 22-inch wheels.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport 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 GX460 has a solid rear axle, with a non-independent rear suspension.

The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Sport uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the GX460, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Sport’s wheelbase is 5.3 inches longer than on the GX460 (115.1 inches vs. 109.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Sport is 4.2 inches wider in the front and 4 inches wider in the rear than on the GX460.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .87 G’s, while the GX460 pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 3.1 seconds quicker than the GX460 (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Range Rover Sport’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the GX460’s (40.6 feet vs. 41.1 feet). The Range Rover Sport SVR’s turning circle is .4 feet tighter than the GX460’s (40.7 feet vs. 41.1 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 2.7 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the GX460 (10.8 vs. 8.1 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover Sport’s minimum ground clearance is 2.8 inches higher than on the GX460 (10.9 vs. 8.1 inches).

Chassis

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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 400 pounds less than the Lexus GX460.

Unibody construction lowers the Range Rover Sport’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 GX460 uses body-on-frame design instead.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE is quieter than the GX460 (70 vs. 73 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Sport has .7 inches more front headroom, 5.3 inches more front shoulder room, 2.9 inches more rear legroom and 2.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the GX460.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Sport’s liftgate lifts up in one piece, completely out of the way of loading and unloading, while sheltering the cargo loading area. The GX460’s swing out door blocks loading from the passenger’s side.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the Range Rover Sport has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button, or optionally by just waving your foot, completely leaving your hands free. The GX460 doesn’t offer a power cargo door.

Payload and Towing

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The Range Rover Sport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the GX460’s (7716 vs. 6500 pounds).

The Range Rover Sport has a much higher standard payload capacity than the GX460 (1631 vs. 1295 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the GX460, the Range Rover Sport has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The GX460 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Range Rover Sport’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The GX460’s parking brake has to released manually.

The Range Rover Sport’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The GX460’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Range Rover Sport’s power mirror controls are mounted on the door for easy access. The GX460’s power mirror controls are on the dash where they are possibly hidden by the steering wheel and are awkward to manipulate.

Optional air-conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Range Rover Sport’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The GX460 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The GX460 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Range Rover Sport owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Range Rover Sport with a number “1” insurance rate while the GX460 is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover Sport is less expensive to operate than the GX460 because typical repairs cost much less on the Range Rover Sport than the GX460, including $95 less for a water pump, $287 less for a muffler, $109 less for a starter and $1063 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

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The Range Rover Sport was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2014 4x4 of the Year. The GX was 4x4 of the Year in 2003.

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