2017 Lexus LX vs. Its Competition

2017 Lexus LX 570
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Lexus LX 570 squares off against some of the most advanced SUVs on the planet, the most sophisticated of which is arguably the Land Rover Range Rover.

It's overwhelmingly complex, yet provides astoundingly good performance both on and off the road.

Yet it gets expensive—very expensive—with options, and Land Rover isn't known for its reliability record.

The Infiniti QX80 is significantly less expensive, but like the LX 570 it's a dressed up version of a rugged SUV sold elsewhere (in the QX80's case, it's the Nissan Patrol sold in some of the world's farthest reaches).

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, meanwhile, delivers S-Class-esque comfort, but some of its interior fittings aren't exactly top-notch.

The Cadillac Escalade has long been the segment's bling-tastic model, but the latest variant is way more refined than ever before and it's a legitimate luxury contender.

Finally, if you've settled on the LX 570 (and there's nothing wrong with that), make sure to cross-shop the Toyota Land Cruiser.

It's not as decadent inside, but it's a little cheaper and it provides more off-road ability if that's what you're after.

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Quick Specs
Amazingly refined, the Lexus LX 570 hides its utilitarian roots exceptionally well.
7.7
A pop culture icon in its own time, the Cadillac Escalade offers unmatched gravitas and presence—if that's your thing.
7.8
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
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Imagine what a full-size luxury SUV should be and you'll almost certainly picture the 2016 Cadillac Escalade.
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Few vehicles can equal the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's levels of performance and luxury on pavement; even fewer can keep up with it off-road.
MSRP From    
$89,880$73,395$67,050$72,970$84,950
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
LX 570 4WD2WD 4-DoorGLS 350d 4MATIC SUV2WD 4-Door Standard4WD 4-Door
Drivetrain    
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
87775
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle4MATICSport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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