2018 Lexus LX vs. Its Competition

2018 Lexus LX 570
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

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 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.

If it’s an LX for sure, at least drive the Toyota Land Cruiser, which effectively acts like a stripped-down LX with better off-road ability.

2018 Lexus LX 5702018 Lexus LX
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2018 Cadillac Escalade2018 Cadillac Escalade
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2018 Infiniti QX802018 INFINITI QX80
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover2018 Land Rover Range Rover
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLS 63)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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Quick Specs
6.8
The Lexus LX 570 marries an old-school SUV portfolio with all the leather, all the wood, and almost all the space.
7.2
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is aging, but it can still hold its own among other luxury SUVs.
6.6
A nip and tuck for this year isn't enough to ignore the wrinkles in the aging 2018 Infiniti QX80.
8.6
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover is the pinnacle of SUVs.
7.8
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.
MSRP From    
$85,630$74,695$64,750$87,350$69,550
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
LX 570 Two Row 4WD2WD 4-DoorRWDV6 Supercharged SWBGLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Drivetrain    
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
57757
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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