2011 Lexus
GX 460 Premium
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.8

starting from

$69,730

Reasons to buy the Toyota Land Cruiser

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
8.9"
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Average-sized front seats
58.0 ft3
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Folding rear seats
Standard
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium

9.4

starting from

$58,715
"Very capable off road."
edmunds.com | talking about the GX's handling
"A refined, smooth ride."
edmunds.com | talking about the GX's noise

Reasons to buy the Lexus GX 460 Premium

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Good cargo space
91.9 ft3
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Quite expensive
$58,715
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Land Cruiser has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 9
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio; in the GX 460 Premium, too, but it'll cost
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Winner: GX 460 Premium
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • The best price we've seen is $11,015 cheaper (around 20% less), $58,715 vs $69,730
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 8 more cupholders, 12 vs 4
  • The Land Cruiser 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GX 460 Premium
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 10% more room, 58.0 ft3 vs 50.8 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 7 vs 6
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Around 30% more powerful, 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 301 HP @ 5,500 RPM
  • The Land Cruiser 's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.1 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Overall 9.8 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

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Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Number of speakers 14 vs 9 Both have more speakers, but the Land Cruiser in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The GX 460 Premium's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Land Cruiser does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio; in the GX 460 Premium, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Land Cruiser has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

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Land Cruiser
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MSRP $69,730 vs $58,715 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 15 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The GX 460 Premium's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Land Cruiser 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The GX 460 Premium's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Land Cruiser 's is very short

Practicality

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Passengers 8 vs 7 People mover
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Cargo space 81.7 ft3 vs 91.9 ft3 The GX 460 Premium has lots of cargo room and the Land Cruiser is pretty good
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front seats 58.0 ft3 vs 50.8 ft3 The Land Cruiser has average-sized front seats, while the GX 460 Premium is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1510 lb vs 1260 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Land Cruiser 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GX 460 Premium
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 12 vs 4 The Land Cruiser has an absurd number of cupholders, 10 extra in front
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 7 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system SafetyConnect vs SafetyConnect

Performance

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Land Cruiser
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Horsepower 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 301 HP @ 5,500 RPM Both the Land Cruiser and GX 460 Premium are quite powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.1 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, while the GX 460 Premium is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 38.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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Land Cruiser
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 7.5 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 140 ft vs 136 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.7 s @ 92 mph vs 16.0 s @ 89 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.73 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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