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BMW X6 vs Lexus LX

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$140,900 - $247,900

2024 price

Lexus LX
Lexus LX

$144,990 - $227,900

2023 price


2024 BMW X6
2023 Lexus LX
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Turbo 6, 3.0L

Twin Turbo V6, 3.3L
Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency
9.3L/100km (combined)

8.9L/100km (combined)

  • Polarising exterior looks
  • Lots of good features embedded in extra-cost packages
  • Updated multimedia system takes a while to get used to

  • Price tag
  • Tyres not suited to 4x4 work
  • 22-inch wheels
2024 BMW X6 Summary

First launched in 2008, the BMW X6 created history (and a new car category) with its coupe styling on an SUV framework.

It was a polarising effort but one that opened up the SUV market for those wanting the size and presence of an SUV without compromising on the sporty styling of a smaller car.

The 2024 X6 has had a facelift and that brings a more athletic and robust kerb-side appeal that might swing a few fence sitters onto the side of liking it.

The already pleasant interior has been polished with extra customisations available on trims and accents. The technology has seen the biggest upgrade and it now features a more streamlined mild-hybrid component to the engine. It all positions the X6 well and truly within the rank of luxury.

For the last week I’ve been driving the mid-spec xDrive40i M Sport variant to see how the facelifted model holds its own against rivals, the Audi Q8 55 TFSI Dynamic Black and Mercedes-Benz GLE450 4Matic Coupe. 

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2023 Lexus LX Summary

The Lexus LX500d is the base-spec variant in the Lexus LX range, so it’s your entry-level introduction to a prestige line-up. 

But “base-spec” and “entry-level” usually mean “budget-friendly”, right? Well, this seven-seat four-wheel-drive SUV has a price tag tickling the $150 grand mark, so it’s not a cheap vehicle, but it is a very refined, plush and feature-packed urban-friendly vehicle – and it is an effective off-road touring platform.

So, is the Lexus LX simply a Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series in a nice suit?

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