2013 Lexus LX vs. Its Competition

2013 Lexus LX 570
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Lexus LX 570 is a costly, hefty way to transport seven passengers to very remote corners of the globe.

A number of vehicles will do similar duty, often more easily and less expensively.

A Range Rover only seats five, but it's truly more capable off-road, more authentically luxurious, and more enjoyable to drive on pavement, especially with optional supercharging.

The Cadillac Escalade has more interior space and an available Hybrid model for better gas mileage, at least, though its packaging leaves much to be desired.

The Infiniti QX56 is a relative bargain, and feels more composed on pavement, though it doesn't have the storied off-roading history behind it.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is one of our top choices, especially with the available turbodiesel drivetrain; it's spacious, composed, and luxurious, and revamped for the 2013 model year.

If you're intent on the LX 570, at least consider the Land Cruiser, which offers the same packaging with arguably better off-road capability and a sticker price that's about $10,000 lower than that of the Lexus.

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Quick Specs
A luxurious SUV with limited appeal, the Lexus LX 570 isn't quite at home on the range, or on the interstate.
Especially if towing capability matters, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious--and most fashionable--luxury SUVs you can get.
If a need still exists for full-size luxury SUVs, it'll be fulfilled by civilized utes like the Infiniti QX56.
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover swaps steel for aluminum, and delivers better performance and luxury in every dimension.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
Still an off-road specialist by design, the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser's grown ever so expensive; did it ever make sense?
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 4WD4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Style Name     
4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door *Ltd Avail*4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC4-Door 4WD (GS)
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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