Comparison: 2018 Lexus LX 570 vs 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser


If you need a full-size SUV that can seat up to eight passengers, you have two great options: the 2018 Lexus LX 570 and the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Since Lexus is the luxury division of Toyota, the two luxury SUVs share more than a few similarities. The most obvious difference you’ll notice is the exterior styling, but there are some key contrasts that may help you decide between these two high-quality utes.

Below, we’ll highlight the features of each luxury SUV so you can do your research before deciding:

Comfort and Convenience

Lexus LX 570

The 2018 LX has seating for five to eight passengers, depending on the seating configuration you choose, and 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With all seats folded, it features 83.1 cubes of cargo volume.

The Lexus comes standard equipped with a power moonroof, power rear door, leather interior trim, the Lexus Memory System for seating, a power-sliding second row, four-zone automatic climate control, nine-speaker audio, SmartAccess key system, and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors. Additionally, it features the Lexus Safety System+, a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Panoramic View Monitor, Intuitive Parking Assist, and a Navigation System with a 12.3-inch display.

Options include semi-aniline leather interior, heated and ventilated seating, Color Heads-Up Display, Qi-compatible wireless charging, a Cool Box, and a heated wood and leather steering wheel. For the ultimate family vehicle, you can also opt for a Rear-Seat Entertainment System with dual 11.6-inch displays and the Mark Levinson Surround Sound Audio System with 19 speakers.

Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser also seats up to eight passengers and has 16.1 cubic feet of space behind the third row and 81.7 cubes with the rear seats folded.

The Toyota SUV is a well-equipped base model with just a few options, making the shopping process easy for buyers. The Land Cruiser features a power moonroof, power liftgate, semi-aniline leather seating, multi-stage heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and four-zone automatic climate control. Additionally, it has Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation, Qi-compatible wireless device charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and Smart Key Entry.

Safety features include the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) system, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Trailer Sway Control, and front and rear parking sonar. It does not come available with a panoramic monitor or Head-Up Display.

The only decision you’ll have to make when choosing a Land Cruiser is whether you want a Rear-seat DVD Entertainment system with dual 11.6-inch displays.

Performance and Towing

Lexus LX 570

The 2018 LX 570 is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque. It tows up to 7,000 pounds and comes standard with an integrated towing hitch receiver.

Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser also has a 5.7-liter V8, making 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. The Toyota SUV can tow up to 8,100 pounds and also includes a towing hitch receiver. The LX and Land Cruiser have the same fuel economy, getting 13 MPG city and 18 MPG highway.

As you’ll see below, even the pricing of these two luxury SUVs is similar. Your choice comes down to subjective styling preferences, towing needs, and desire for the additional safety tech offered by Lexus.


Lexus LX 570

Starting at $85,380 MSRP

Toyota Land Cruiser

Starting at $84,315 MSRP