2020 Lexus LX 570 vs. 2020 GMC Yukon

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Lexus LX 570 have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The GMC Yukon doesn’t offer pretensioners for the middle seat belts.

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 Yukon doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

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 Yukon doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the LX 570. But it costs extra on the Yukon.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the LX 570’s standard CRAWL Control allows you to creep down safely. The Yukon doesn’t offer CRAWL Control.

The LX 570 has a standard Panoramic View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Yukon only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the LX 570 and the Yukon have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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The LX 570 comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Yukon’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

Lexus’ powertrain warranty covers the LX 570 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than GMC covers the Yukon. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Yukon ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The LX 570’s 6-year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Yukon runs out after 100,000 miles.

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the LX 570 has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engines in the Yukon.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Lexus vehicles are better in initial quality than GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Lexus 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 12th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Lexus vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Lexus first in reliability, above the industry average. With 55 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 22nd.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Lexus vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Lexus first in reliability. GMC is ranked 25th.

Engine

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The LX 570’s 5.7 DOHC V8 produces 28 more horsepower (383 vs. 355) and 20 lbs.-ft. more torque (403 vs. 383) than the Yukon’s standard 5.3 V8.

Brakes and Stopping

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

LX 570

Yukon

Front Rotors

13.9 inches

13 inches

The LX 570 stops much shorter than the Yukon:

LX 570

Yukon

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the LX 570 has larger standard tires than the Yukon (275/50R21 vs. 265/65R18).

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 Yukon SLE/SLT’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the LX 570 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Yukon SLE/SLT.

Suspension and Handling

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The LX 570 has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the LX 570 flat and controlled during cornering. The Yukon’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The LX 570 handles at .78 G’s, while the Yukon SLT pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For greater off-road capability the LX 570 has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Yukon (8.9 vs. 8 inches), allowing the LX 570 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The LX 570 is 3.9 inches shorter than the Yukon, making the LX 570 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The LX 570 has 22.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Yukon (143.4 vs. 120.8).

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the LX 570’s middle and third row seats recline. The Yukon’s third row seats don’t recline.

The front step up height for the LX 570 is 3.6 inches lower than the Yukon (18.8” vs. 22.4”).

Cargo Capacity

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A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the LX 570 easier. The LX 570’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 28.8 inches, while the Yukon’s liftover is 35.9 inches.

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

LX 570

Yukon

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

15.6”/46”/66.8”

11.1”/43.2”/79.9”

Max Width

56”

n/a

Min Width

40”

49.3”

Height

43”

33.9”

Towing

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The LX 570’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Yukon’s (7000 vs. 6300 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Lexus service is better than GMC. J.D. Power ranks Lexus second in service department satisfaction. With a 41% lower rating, GMC is ranked 14th.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Yukon SLT Standard/SLT/Denali, the LX 570 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 LX 570’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Yukon’s parking brake has to released manually.

The LX 570’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Yukon’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

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 Yukon can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The LX 570 has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Yukon doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The LX 570 has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Yukon doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Optional air-conditioned the front and second row seats keep the LX 570’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Yukon doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

Economic Advantages

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The LX 570 will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the LX 570 will retain 49.94% to 53.36% of its original price after five years, while the Yukon only retains 48.92% to 49.45%.

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