Comparison - Lexus GX 460 Luxury 2015 - vs - Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2015

General

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Lexus GX 460

Average Price: 
$48,958
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
$59,122
Converted from Australian Dollar
Updated: 
12 Apr 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2015
2015
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
5-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.00gals
39.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Onyx
#333333
Claret Mica
#812328
Fire Agate Pearl
#503D39
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA
Starfire Pearl
#F6F5EF
Color: 
Beige mica metallic
#9F9176
Black
#0A0D14
Black mica metallic
#393939
Green mica metallic
#263120
Grey metallic
#9C9C9C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can.A decade ago, 'tough-truck' luxury was all the rage. But the Lexus GX 460 is strictly a niche product today.

For the U.S. the GX 460 has become an increasingly hard sell. Even as gas prices have continued to trend down, Americans continue to gravitate to more road-bound crossovers with better fuel economy. That said, it offers a luxurious cabin for family-hauling, as well as a full-fledged off-roading four-wheel-drive system for weekend warriors.

Likes
Towing ability
Good front seats, driving position
Useful off-road electronics
Powerful V-8

Dislikes
Side-opening hatch opens away from the curb
Too-light steering
Poor gas mileage
Spongy brake pedal feel
Disappointing, high cargo floor

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2015 Lexus GX 460 has a personality that makes it stand apart from most 3-row luxury SUVs. Actually it's more like a split personality that embodies the plush accommodations associated with every Lexus, and the 4-wheel-drive capability to venture where few of its peers would dare. While rivals such as the BMW X5, Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Audi Q7 are tailored for sedan-like on-road performance, the V8-powered Lexus GX has truck-like construction for excellent off-road performance. That makes the GX somewhat of a compromise in the city, where its ride is less forgiving. But for adventure seekers looking for a 7-passenger SUV that's luxurious and rugged – not to mention reliable and a resale champ – the Lexus GX is among the last and best of its kind.

Likes
If you want to crawl over rocks, scale treacherous slopes and tow heavy loads in your 3-row luxury SUV – or at least give the impression you do – nothing outside a Land Rover LR4 will do it better in the $50,000-$60,000 price range. Moreover, the Lexus has excellent resale value.

Dislikes
If the terms "low-range gearing," "locking center differential" and "crawl control" sound like foreign language, you likely won't be using the Lexus GX 460 for serious off-roading. In that case, you'll appreciate the more refined on-road manners and better fuel efficiency of one of its luxury crossover SUV rivals.

By: 
kbb.com

Merging a sturdy chassis and typical Lexus luxury, the GX is a mountain climber in a three-piece suit. A 301-hp 4.6-liter V-8, a six-speed automatic, and a four-wheel-drive system with a locking center differential are all standard and provide the GX its off-road credentials. Inside, plush seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a power-adjustable steering wheel are standard; adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking are optional on the top Luxury trim.
GX460 was the Lexus brand’s third-best-selling SUV (even though the Lexus lineup had only four SUVs). In calendar year 2015, it gathered more buyers than the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Infiniti QX80, Land Rover LR4, and Range Rover Sport, and it nearly kept pace with the Mercedes-Benz GL. However, the Acura MDX, BMW X5, and the combined Mercedes-Benz M-class/GLE all outsold the Lexus by a ratio of more than two to one. It has certainly outlasted just about all of its mid-size, truck-based peers. Add in booming sales of other examples of the larger breed—Escalades, Navigators, and such—and the expected demise of the traditional body-on-frame SUV has been slower than anticipated. Blame cheap gasoline.

By: 
caranddriver.com

With its rugged body-on-frame construction, heavy duty hardware and new-age technology that enable it to crawl over obstacles, the Prado is not for pretenders.
To be fair, the Prado is far from rudimentary. It feels solid on the road at highway speeds and around town, although you quickly learn to take roundabouts a little more gingerly because of the tendency for big, tall and heavy 4WDs like this to lean in corners.
The new engine is a worthwhile freshen-up for the Prado but doesn't suddenly transform the vehicle.

Likes
New diesel engine is more refined
Long range due to better economy and 150L tanks
Genuine off-road ability

Dislikes
Towing capacity unchanged at 2500kg
The price is high, especially on top end models
Interior design starting to look a little dated

By: 
carsguide.com

Cast an eye over the SUV market and you’ll see very few truly off-road capable vehicles. One of them is the Toyota LandCruiser Prado, and here we’ve got the most capable Prado of all, the top-shelf Kakadu.The LandCruiser Prado Kakadu is a very good off-the-shelf off-roader, with its blend of both tradi-tional and modern off-road equipment. With decent all-terrain or mud-terrain tyres (which nearly all standard SUVs would need) we reckon the Kakadu could go just about anywhere.

Likes
Rear axle articulation
KDSS system
Crawl control

Dislikes
Lack of power and torque
Over-bonnet vision
No height-adjustable front suspension

By: 
motoring.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Bi-fuel - Gas/CNG
Fuel Economy City: 
15.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
20.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Base Engine Size/Displacement : 
4.60
4.00
Torque: 
329ft-lbs
3 500
86ft-lbs
4 400
Horsepower: 
301hp
5 500rpm
271hp
5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
41.40Feet
25.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Roadside Assistance
Destination Download*
Audio Controls on Steering Wheel
Standard Remote keyless entry
Roof rack

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.10in
196.00in
Width: 
74.20in
39.37in
Height: 
73.80in
74.37in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
8.60in
Front Track: 
62.40in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
62.40in
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
109.84in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
Front Hip Room: 
56.50in
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
Rear leg room: 
34.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
64.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
6 500lbs
3 142lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5 179.00lbs
5 235.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
rain sensing wipers
Lock and Unlock Sensing Auto Electric Folding Mirror
Power Windows - Front and Rear

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Heated steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Cool box
Push Button Start
Manual AC
Odometer

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
9 total speakers
Multi disc CD player shuttle
CD Player
AUX
LCD touchscreens with colour graphic display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.5
18
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Glass Breakage Sensor
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
LED headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Accessory Package
Driver Support Package w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards
Wheel Locks
Exhaust Tip
Paint Protection Film
Tow Hitch w/Ball Mount
18" F-Sport Wheel Upgrade
Interior Options: 
Cargo Mat
Mark Levinson Audio
Cargo Net
Smart Access Key Gloves
Rear Seat Entertainment System (RSES)
Wireless Headphones
All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#313131
Ecru, leather
#BFB9A6
Sepia, leather
#514C49