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TOTD: You Pick – 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser or Lexus LX 570?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/18/2015 Erick Ayapana

Toyota and Lexus have upgraded their flagship SUVs. While the 2016 Lexus LX 570 and Toyota Land Cruiser twins are packed with luxurious goodies, both SUVs are still very capable off-roaders thanks to substantial and sophisticated suspension hardware. With that said, which luxury barge would you take home?

The biggest upgrade for model-year 2016 is the new eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the old six-speed for better performance and fuel economy. Both SUVs are still powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 that churns out 381 hp and 401 lb-ft in the 2016 Land Cruiser, and slightly more in the LX 570 (383 hp and 403 lb-ft). Both also feature fancy off-road hardware like Active Traction Control and the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which can electronically disconnect the sway bars for improved off-road performance.

The Lexus has been upgraded with LED headlights, Drive Mode Select, bigger 12.3-inch infotainment screen, an available head-up display, and standard 360-degree camera. Meanwhile, the Toyota also gets LED headlights, available semi-aniline leather, and new advanced safety features like blind spot monitoring, front collision warning, and lane departure warning.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Front Three Quarter In Motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Front Three Quarter In Motion

The Lexus, of course, coddles passengers with a bit more luxury, nice materials, and other standard features like middle-row ventilated seats.

Price-wise, the 2016 Lexus LX 570 starts at $89,820 including destination. New 2016 Land Cruiser pricing hasn’t been announced, but it shouldn’t be far off from the 2015 model, which started at $81,150. With that said, which luxury off-roader would you pick? Let us know in the comments below.

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