Toyota Land Cruiser And Lexus LX 570 Head To Head
Driving a luxury SUV lets you command the road in style. All SUVs offer the versatility of a car, the power of a truck, and the luxury of space, offering increased seating and cargo capacity. Of course, the luxury SUV is more than a workhorse. It has to be able and ready to get you to your destination in style, safety, and comfort. Luxury SUVs provide upgraded materials and amenities combined with advanced technology, assuring carefree travel in a luxurious vehicle that makes any trip a pleasure.
Of course, not all luxury SUVs are created equal. Selecting a luxury SUV means not just selecting for style, power or features. It is about the overall experience: the feel of the leather, the reach for controls at your fingertips, the indulgence of having multiple options for entertainment, the position of your gently heated seats, the finely adjusted and personalized climate controls, and the space and capacity to easily switch from transporting your friends to loading the cargo area with that new patio furniture. Your choice in luxury SUV should bring with it a lifestyle. It communicates who you are everywhere you take it and enriches your automotive life, on the road and off. It showers you with adventure, comfort, safety, and convenience.
Consider all these factors, and let’s compare two vehicles that share many things in common, but each with its own persona: the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser with the 2016 Lexus LX 570.
Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 vie for Power
The Toyota Land Cruiser and the Lexus LX 570 SUV share their parent company, Toyota in common. Both represent the top of the line SUV for their respective brands. Originally developed from a common platform, these two SUVs share many features in common. But each clearly reflects their unique brand images and have distinctive differences.
The Land Cruiser clocks in with 381 horsepower in 32-valve, V8 engine, empowering off-road versatility to get you anywhere you want to be. ECT-intelligence reduces transmission-wear, while Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, as with the Lexus LX 570, reduces emissions and increases performance on any terrain. The hefty Land Cruiser boasts hauling capacity of 8100 pounds.
Sometimes, the smallest differences can make the greatest impact, and the Lexus LX 570 roars to life with 383 horsepower in a 5.7L engine. With Variable Valve Timing Electronic intake valve timing to control four cams and four valves in each cylinder, power is channeled into hitting 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The LX 570 can haul loads up to 7000 pounds. Both vehicles deliver gas mileage of 13 city and 18 highway, averaging 15 mpg overall.
Amenity-rich LX 570 outweighs the Land Cruiser in Luxury
The Land Cruiser is a robust and eminently practical vehicle. Its interior emphasizes its mission of adventure and exploration. An inclusive app suite via a 9-inch, touch-screen display, backup cameras, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and an advanced voice recognition simplify life for drivers and passengers alike. It sports 8-seat capacity, power windows and door locks, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather trim seats, and illuminated floorboards. An array of safety systems, including Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beams, Dynamic Radar Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control, 10 airbags, and the Active Seatbelt Pretensioning System, increase safety in the Land Cruiser by putting technologies at your fingertips.
Lexus LX 570 takes the Land Cruiser experience up a notch with added touches for a more prestigious look and feel. Loaded with similar amenities and safety features, the LX 570 cabin is almost entirely customizable. The third row folds down for expanding storage space when moving large objects. Lexus Enform® navigation and services suite sits atop the dashboard in an expanded, 12.3-inch display.
While the LX 570 and Land Cruiser have similar profiles, the newly redesigned LX 570 has a more aerodynamic front-end with its sharp, hourglass-shaped grill. Both luxury SUVs have added LED headlamps and fog lights for 2016 along with a wider sunroof that brings a more open feel to a vehicle built to bring you closer to the natural world.
Lexus Ownership Experience is truly the Main Event
Added luxury, attention to detail, upgraded materials and other fine touches are only a piece of the enhanced experience that comes with the Lexus LX 570. Lexus drivers enjoy a host of benefits that reflect the Lexus Ownership Experience, devotion to customer service that accompanies each Lexus purchase or lease. The Lexus Ownership Experience can be enjoyed whether at the dealership, on the road or taking advantage of many Lexus travel and retail benefits. It starts with your first visit to your Lexus dealer, including a no pressure purchase or lease experience. Then, enjoy complimentary maintenance on your new Lexus vehicle at six months and 12 months or 5,000 and 12,000 miles respectively. Lexus’ complimentary roadside assistance integrates seamlessly with your owner’s app to keep you informed about the status of your Lexus. And, Lexus customer care excels with a 4-year/50,000 mile basic warranty, compared to the 3-year/36,000 miles for the Toyota Land Cruiser warranty. Further enhance the exceptional comfort and pleasure of traveling in your Lexus LX 570 with exclusive benefits available only to Lexus drivers. Enjoy special offers from world-class hotels, food and wine adventures, and opportunities from a variety of retail partners, including TUMI® luggage, to make your travels and adventures even more exclusive and exciting.
The open road awaits, and Lexus will be with you at every turn. To learn more about the Lexus LX 570, stop by Lexus of Las Vegas today.