2020 LEXUS LX 570 VS. 2020 BMW X7 xDrive40i


The 5.7-liter V8 of the LX produces 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque-that's 48 additional horsepower and 73 lb-ft of torque compared to the smaller, 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine of the X7 xDrive40i. The 2020 LX 570 also has a full-time 4-wheel drive, while the 2020 BMW X7 xDrive40i does not. 

Powerful engine: Engineered with the largest engine of any Lexus vehicle, the 2020 LX prides itself with a 5.7-liter V8 loaded with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and an advanced eight-speed paddle-shift transmission. 

Towing Capability: Towing Prep is standard on the 2020 LX 570 and available at an additional cost on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. With an impressive 403 lb-ft of torque, the LX is loaded with towing possibilities. Trailer Sway Control can detect and help curb unwanted trailer movement caused by wind, bumpy roads, and even steering conditions. For extra convenience, a trailer ball and ball mount are also offered. 


While both the LX and X7 offer up to three rows of seating, the LX provides enough room for eight passengers, compared to the X7, which can only fit seven. The LX also provides customizable seating available in two-row or versatile three-row configuration. 


When encountering challenging off-road terrain, slow and steady really does win the race. The Crawl Control feature standard on the LX is designed to automatically maintain an optimal slow and steady pace over challenging terrain, but a comparable feature is not even offered on the X7. The LX also offers other safety features such as: 

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: This system is engineered to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in the path of your Lexus under certain conditions. If the driver does not brake in time, the system is designed to automatically begin braking before impact, and in some cases, can even brake the vehicle to a stop. 

Lane Departure Alert: This system uses a high-resolution camera to monitor visible lane markings and determine the vehicle's position within a lane. 

All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: This system uses radar and camera technology to help you maintain a preset speed and following distance from the vehicle ahead. Adaptive Cruise Control is standard on the 2020 LX 570 and available on the 2020 BMW X7 at an additional cost. 

Intelligent High Beams: Intelligent High Beams offer added lighting to help keep you focused on the road and to provide greater visibility for you as well as other drivers. 


The LX owns a turning circle advantage of 38.7 feet compared to the X7's 42.8 feet. That advantage, combined with the shorter wheelbase of the LX, narrower track and taller ground clearance, helps make the LX more agile off road, and easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces. The LX also offers raw power in a very civilized manner, with its superior craftsmanship.

Artisan-Crafted Wood Trim: The available Linear Dark Mocha and Linear Espresso wood trims unite the organic look of natural wood with a modern layered design.

Semi-Aniline Perforated Leather-Trimmed Interior: This extremely soft perforated leather is dyed all the way through, unlike leathers with conventional surface dyes. 


The standard Multi-Terrain Select system of the LX helps drivers stay secure, no matter the landscape. Adjust the amount of traction and response by choosing from five different types of terrain (Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock or Mud & Sand). The X7's four mode system is not standard equipment and costs an extra $1,650. The LX also has an advantage with it's advanced multi-view technologies such as: 

Panoramic View Monitor: Designed to help drivers avoid potential obstacles and make parking more convenient, the available Panoramic View Monitor, with wide front and side view, uses four high-resolution cameras to create a composite image of the vehicle's nearby surroundings. 

Multi-Terrain Monitor: The Multi-Terrain Monitor works with Multi-Terrain Select to keep drivers informed of off-road conditions and the vehicle's immediate surroundings, displaying dynamic information like tilt gauge and wheelspin.

Backup Camera with Dynamic Gridlines: When you put your LX in reverse, the view from the backup camera is displayed on the multimedia display in full color with active gridlines to assist you with parking and other maneuvers. 


The LX570 offers a reassuring, six-year or 70,000-mile powertrain warranty for the engine and driveline, while the X7 has a shorter four-year or 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.


After taking all of these things into account, it's clear that the 2020 LX 570 outshines the 2020 X7 xDrive40i. When you're looking for space, elegance, and capability accompanied with a long-lasting warranty all in one gorgeous package, stop by Hennessy Lexus of Atlanta to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Lexus LX 570. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and find you a vehicle that perfectly fits your needs.