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Lexus GX 550 vs Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus GX 550 vs Toyota Land Cruiser

When it comes to luxury off-roading SUVS, Lexus is leading the market with the 2024 GX. From powerful off-roading powertrains to the luxurious interior, this vehicle promises a beautiful blend of comfort and capability. Let’s compare it to another competitor: the Toyota Land Cruiser. 

Edmonton families deserve vehicles that can handle the tough winter conditions,  busy downtown roads, and endless adventure opportunities on the trails. This blog will detail and compare the performance, interiors and technology of the Lexus GX 550 and the Toyota Land Cruiser.

The 2024 Lexus GX 550 Overtrail SUV is parked on a rocky mountain.

2024 GX 550 Overtrail

Lexus GX 550 vs Toyota Land Cruiser

Consumer Reports lauded Lexus as the #1 brand for most reliable cars in 2023, with Toyota coming in at #2. So it’s no wonder we chose the Toyota Land Cruiser to compare with the Lexus GX, as two of the most reliable brands on the market.

Let’s begin with the 2024 Lexus GX.

2024 Lexus GX 550

This premium SUV is offered in six luxury grades and has seating accommodations for 7, making it ideal for Edmontonians needing a larger vehicle. With glowing reviews from CarandDriver, the 2024 model has the power to get you to your destination in true comfort. 

The close-up vehicle logo of the Lexus GX 550.

2024 GX 550 in Earth

Explore the features of the 2024 Lexus GX here

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser

The 2024 Land Cruiser from Toyota makes its re-appearance in Canada for the first time in 65 years. This off-roading SUV, touted as one of the original adventure vehicles, has two models available for the 2024 calendar year. 

The Toyota Land Cruiser SUV drives on a dirt road in the sunny desert.

Land Cruiser 1958 shown in Brown Sugar Metallic

Lexus GX 550 vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Price Comparison

The starting prices for these two models are:

  • 2024 Lexus GX: $86,830 MRSP*
  • 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser: starts at $72,903.94 - $80,903.94 MRSP*

*MRSP - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

The Lexus GX has a higher starting price point than the Toyota Land Cruiser, as it is a luxury vehicle with added comforts and available upgrades.

Pure Performance

Firstly, let’s examine the raw power and performance specifications of these vehicles. 

2024 Lexus GX 550

Engine: 3.4L V6 engine

Transmission: 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission

Power: 349 horsepower (hp), 470 lb-ft. torque

Suspension: 4WD

Towing capacity: 9063 lbs

Fuel efficiency: 15.3/11.2 (L/100km, city/highway)

Fuel tank: 80L

A Caucasian couple, man and woman, unloading their sports equipment from their Lexus GX in the winter.

2024 GX 550 Overtrail Earth with a Black Roof

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser

Engine: i-FORCE MAX 2.4L Turbo L4 Hybrid

Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic

Power: 326 horsepower (hp), 465 lb-ft. torque

Suspension: 4WD*

Towing capacity: 6000 lbs

Fuel efficiency: 10.7/9.5 (L/100km, city/highway)

Fuel tank: 68L

*4WD is not available on the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser model ‘1958’

Two Toyota Land Cruisers are parked at a desert campsite.

Land Cruiser shown in Heritage Blue with Light Grey Roof

In this performance comparison, let’s see who comes out on top.

Engine: There is a big difference here as the Land Cruiser models are hybrids, while the Lexus GX is a gas model. However, the GX does have a larger engine at 3.4L.

Power: The Lexus GX 550 wins with 340 hp and 470 lb-ft. torque compared to the Land Cruiser’s 326 hp and 465 lb-ft. torque.

Towing capacity: There is a shocking 3000 lbs difference between towing capacities! If you’re looking for the sturdier off-road SUV, the GX 550 wins with a towing capacity of 9063 lbs compared to the Land Cruiser’s capacity of 6000 lbs.

Fuel usage: While the GX does have a much larger fuel tank at 80L, it does have poorer fuel consumption efficiency than the Land Cruiser. This can also be attributed to a comparison between hybrid and gas vehicles. Hybrid vehicles will typically always have better fuel efficiency.

Concerning vehicle performance, the Lexus GX 550 takes the definitive lead.

Lexus GX 550 vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Vehicle Dimensions

Now, let’s examine the vehicle dimensions and specifications.

2024 Lexus GX 550

Seating: 7

Length: 5,005mm

Width: 1,980mm

Height: 1,920mm

Max. cargo capacity: 2178L

Gross vehicle weight: 7032.75 lbs.

Read: How To Choose Between Lexus TX and Lexus GX

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser

Seating: 5

Length: 4,990mm

Width: 1,940mm

Height: 1,925mm

Max. cargo capacity: 1063L

Gross vehicle weight: 6834.3 lbs.

As you can see in the comparison above, the Lexus GX is the bigger vehicle. It holds more people, has more cargo space and has larger dimensions. If your family needs extra space for passengers and cargo, the GX 550 is your top choice. 

Lexus GX 550 vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Top-Notch Technology

What makes the GX 550 a pinnacle of automotive innovation? The seamless blend of dynamic performance, comfort and cutting-edge technology challenges the boundaries of the modern SUV. 

Let’s compare the available technologies on these two vehicles.

2024 Lexus GX 550

Smart Device Integration: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto wireless mirroring

Display: Lexus Interface with 14” HD Touchscreen Display

Speakers: 10 Speakers

Keys: Smart Key w/Push Button Start & Digital Key

Adaptive Cruise Control: All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with traffic stop-go

Fob Window Controls: Yes

Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror: Yes

Garage Door Opener: Yes (HomeLink)

Rain-Detecting Wipers: Yes

USB Ports: 2

Safety System: Lexus Safety System+ 3.0

The interior view of the Lexus GX, showcasing the touchscreen display and steering wheel.

Lexus GX 550 Premium Interior in Black

Read: The Most Innovative Tech Coming From Lexus This Year (2024)

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 

Smart Device Integration: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto wireless mirroring

Display: 12.3'' Toyota Multimedia w/ Service/Safety Connect*

Speakers: 6-10 Speakers**

Keys: Smart Key w/Push Button Start 

Adaptive Cruise Control: Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with traffic stop-go

Fob Window Controls: No

Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror: No

Garage Door Opener: No

Rain-Detecting Wipers: Yes

USB Ports: 4

Safety System: Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

*This display size is not available on the ‘1958’ model, which has only an 8” Display

** 6 speakers are available on the ‘1958’ model, with 10 speakers available on the Land Cruiser model upgrade

The interior of the Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle, showing the steering wheel and touchscreen display.

Land Cruiser Interior shown in Java

The common trend we see through the convenience and technology specifications is that while the two models share some common features, the Lexus GX 550 has far more included features in the base model. If you want a larger touchscreen display and a better speaker system, you’d have to purchase the upgraded Land Cruiser to compete. (And even then, the display module would still be smaller and you would still miss out on those extra convenience features!)

Lexus GX 550 vs Toyota Land Cruiser - Which SUV Serves You Best?

We understand not everyone needs a larger vehicle with top-notch technology and added features. But for those who want to ride in comfort and need a bigger vehicle, the Lexus GX 550 is a perfect choice! (Especially for our guests who enjoy powerful performance and off-roading capabilities)

The GX 550 is a luxurious powerhouse combining the best technology and design Lexus has to offer. We invite you to book a test drive and experience the GX firsthand at Lexus South Pointe. Our team is here to answer any questions you have and guide you to an educated purchase. 

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