2020 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. 2020 Lexus LX 570

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Safety

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The Land Cruiser’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.

Both the Land Cruiser and the LX 570 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front 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, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Land Cruiser for 1 year and 15000 miles longer than Lexus pays for maintenance for the LX 570 (2/25000 vs. 1/10,000).

There are over 5 times as many Toyota dealers as there are Lexus dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Land Cruiser’s warranty.

Engine

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As tested in Motor Trend the Toyota Land Cruiser is faster than the Lexus LX 570:

Land Cruiser

LX 570

Zero to 60 MPH

6.8 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter Mile

15.2 sec

15.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

91.2 MPH

89.9 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Land Cruiser gets better fuel mileage than the LX 570 (13 city/17 hwy vs. 12 city/16 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Toyota Land Cruiser uses regular unleaded gasoline. The LX 570 requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Land Cruiser stops shorter than the LX 570:

Land Cruiser

LX 570

60 to 0 MPH

121 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Land Cruiser has larger tires than the LX 570 (285/60R18 vs. 275/50R21).

Suspension and Handling

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The Land Cruiser has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The LX 570’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Land Cruiser has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The LX 570 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The Land Cruiser handles at .75 G’s, while the LX 570 pulls only .73 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Land Cruiser executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the LX 570 (27.8 seconds @ .61 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

Chassis

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The Land Cruiser is 5.1 inches shorter than the LX 570, making the Land Cruiser easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Land Cruiser has .7 inches more front hip room, .1 inches more rear hip room and 2 inches more rear shoulder room than the LX 570.

Cargo Capacity

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

Land Cruiser

LX 570

Behind Third Seat

16.1 cubic feet

9.1 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

41.4 cubic feet

24.8 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

82.8 cubic feet

45 cubic feet

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

Land Cruiser

LX 570

Third Seat Folded

41.4 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

32.1 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

82.8 cubic feet

50.5 cubic feet

The Land Cruiser Heritage Edition’s cargo area provides more volume than the LX 570 Two-Row.

Land Cruiser

LX 570

Third Seat Removed

53.5 cubic feet

32.1 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

82.8 cubic feet

50.5 cubic feet

Payload and Towing

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The Land Cruiser’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the LX 570’s (8100 vs. 7000 pounds).

The Land Cruiser has a higher standard payload capacity than the LX 570 (1320 vs. 1280 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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The Land Cruiser has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the vehicle heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the LX 570.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Toyota Land Cruiser 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.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Land Cruiser owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Land Cruiser will cost $730 to $2470 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 Toyota Land Cruiser will be $3174 to $15842 less than for the Lexus LX 570.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Toyota Land Cruiser, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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