2020 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2020 Lexus GX460

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Safety

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

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Range Rover has a standard 150-amp alternator. The GX460’s 130-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

The battery on the Range Rover is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the Range Rover’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The GX460’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

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The Range Rover 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 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 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 P525’s standard 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 SVAutobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 256 more horsepower (557 vs. 301) and 187 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 329) than the GX460’s 4.6 DOHC V8.

The Range Rover’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 Range Rover P525 is faster than the Lexus GX460:

Range Rover

GX460

Zero to 30 MPH

1.8 sec

2.5 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4.7 sec

7.4 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

11.1 sec

21.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

5.2 sec

7.6 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.5 sec

3.7 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

3.4 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

15.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

108 MPH

89 MPH

Top Speed

136 MPH

111 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover 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 P525 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) gets better fuel mileage than the GX460 (16 city/21 hwy vs. 15 city/19 hwy).

The Range Rover 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’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’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’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 standard on the Land Rover Range Rover, 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’s brake rotors are larger than those on the GX460:

Range Rover Td6

Range Rover Gas

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 stops much shorter than the GX460:

Range Rover

GX460

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

184 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the GX460 (275/45R21 vs. 265/60R18).

The Range Rover’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 has standard 19-inch wheels. Only 18-inch wheels are available on the GX460. The Range Rover offers optional 22-inch wheels.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Land Rover Range Rover 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 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.

The Range Rover’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The GX460 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover’s wheelbase is 5.2 inches longer than on the GX460 (115 inches vs. 109.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover is 4.1 inches wider in the front and 3.9 inches wider in the rear than the track on the GX460.

The Range Rover SVAutobiography handles at .78 G’s, while the GX460 pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover P525 HSE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.6 seconds quicker than the GX460 (26.7 seconds @ .71 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Range Rover’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the GX460’s (40.5 feet vs. 41.1 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover has a 3.5 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the GX460 (11.6 vs. 8.1 inches), allowing the Range Rover to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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Unibody construction lowers the Range Rover’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.

The front grille of the Range Rover Diesel uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The GX460 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Range Rover SVAutobiography is quieter than the GX460:

Range Rover

GX460

At idle

43 dB

43 dB

Full-Throttle

70 dB

73 dB

70 MPH Cruising

62 dB

66 dB

Passenger Space

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Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the tailgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The GX460 doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the GX460 with its rear seat up (31.8 vs. 11.6 cubic feet). The Range Rover has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the GX460 with its rear seat folded (68.6 vs. 64.7 cubic feet).

The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s optional sliding cargo floor makes loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. The GX460 doesn’t offer a sliding load floor.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Range Rover’s power cargo door can be opened or closed just by waving your foot, leaving your hands completely free. The GX460 doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening cargo door.

Towing

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

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the GX460, the Range Rover offers an optional 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 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’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’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’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 front and rear seats keep the Range Rover’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’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 owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Range Rover with a number “5” insurance rate while the GX460 is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover is less expensive to operate than the GX460 because typical repairs cost much less on the Range Rover than the GX460, including $95 less for a water pump, $287 less for a muffler, $109 less for a starter, $31 less for a timing belt/chain and $1064 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Range Rover first among large premium suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The GX460 isn’t in the top three in its category.

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