The 2009 Lexus LX 570 costs $10,000 more than the nearly mechanically identical Toyota Land Cruiser but has the benefit of excellent Lexus dealership service.
With its tremendously torquey engine, good highway stability, and tow rating of up to 8,500 pounds, the LX remains one of the top choices for towing.
For those who can't stomach the LX 570's gas-guzzling ways, there's the diesel Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI, which gets an impressive (for the class) 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway.
If LX 570 buyers are looking for a flashy appearance and street cred, 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 others' refinement.
|2009 Lexus LX 570Browse Used Listings||2009 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2008 Infiniti QX56Browse Used Listings||2008 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota Land CruiserBrowse Used Listings|
|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||N/A||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||AWD 4-Door Hybrid||RWD 4-Door||4WD 4-Door HSE||4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI||4-Door 4WD (SE)|
|4-Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||N/A||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||N/A||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|