2011 Lexus LX vs. Its Competition

2011 Lexus LX 570 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

For a less-frills approach to the same basic vehicle, the Toyota Land Cruiser offers about $10,000 in savings over the price of the LX 570, though you'll have to do without the excellent Lexus dealership experience.

Towing is another area where the LX 570 excels, but that bulk and power come at the expense of fuel efficiency, so folks with less need to haul and more demand for mileage might look at the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec diesel, rated at a strong (for the class) 17/23 mpg.

For those with a desire for more stylish and dazzling looks, the Range Rover and Cadillac Escalade make good alternatives.

Infiniti's QX56 isn't as refined as the Lexus and can't keep pace with the LX 570's plush interior.

2011 Lexus LX 570 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2011 Lexus LX
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Angular Front Exterior View2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 4-door 4WD (GS) Angular Front Exterior View2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is no Range Rover or Escalade, and it isn't a serious trail crawler either; what's left is a luxurious and well equipped SUV, but one with limited appeal.
8.6
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable.
9.0
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
9.0
A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
7.6
The 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser keeps with its iconic off-road tradition in some respects, but in most it simply bows to the suburbs.
MSRP From    
$79,455$62,160$78,835$60,950$69,120
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V8
EPA Class    
N/AN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door HSE4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC4-Door 4WD (GS)
Drivetrain    
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
87578
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door SUV4 Door4 DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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