Even though the 2008 Lexus LX 570 is heavily based on the Toyota Land Cruiser--which costs $10,000 less--LX 570 buyers are far less likely to actually take their vehicles off-road.
Rather, LX 570 buyers are looking for a flashy appearance and street cred; as far as that goes, the Range Rover and Escalade have it beat.
Inside, however, the LX 570 runs with the best, bearing plenty of attractive, plush materials and standout features.
The QX56, which is soon to be discontinued, is a little more trucklike and doesn't have the refinement of the others.
For towing, the LX remains one of the top choices, with its tremendously torquey engine, good highway stability, and tow rating of up to 8,500 pounds.
For those who can't stomach the LX 570's gas-guzzling ways, there's also the diesel Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI, which gets an impressive (for the class) 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway.
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|12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Diesel V6||Gas V8|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door||4WD 4-Door HSE||4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI||4-Door 4WD (Natl)|
|4-Wheel Drive||2WD||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|