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Lexus is the luxury brand for Toyota. As a result, many models from both automakers are very similar. Two examples are the 2022 Lexus LX and the 2022 Toyota Sequoia. They’re close in size, styling, and several other things. However, one is far more expensive than the other. Is the 2022 Lexus LX worth $30,000 more than the Toyota Sequoia?

The Lexus LX and Toyota Sequoia are almost the same

This 2022 Lexus LX 600. Is the LX worth $30,000 more than the Toyota Sequoia?
2022 Lexus LX 600 | Lexus

In most ways, the 2022 Lexus LX and 2022 Toyota Sequoia are the same SUV. The two ride on the same platform, have a similar style, and more. However, the automakers do enough to differentiate the two. Unlike many other automakers with luxury brands, Toyota and Lexus try to make it worth your while to spend more money. One significant difference between the two is the standard engine.

More specifically, all 2022 Toyota Sequoia models have a 5.7-liter V8 engine. There is nothing else available under the hood for Toyota’s biggest SUV. However, the Lexus LX uses a turbocharged 3.4-liter V6 that produces 409 horsepower, a significant upgrade over the 381 of the Sequoia. Both models come with standard four-wheel drive and three rows of seats.

What makes the Lexus LX a luxury model?

According to Edmunds, the entire class of SUVs at this luxury level is expensive. However, the 2022 Lexus LX does an excellent job of making it worth your while. It starts at $88,245 for the base model, but the publication recommends buying the Premium trim at $96,345. For that price, buyers get a hands-free liftgate, adaptive suspension dampers, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, six USB ports, and more.

Going above the Premium trim level will put your cost well into the six-figure range. However, even the base model comes with the same excellent standard features. For example, heated front seats, navigation, a dual touchscreen infotainment system, 10-speaker audio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a wireless charging pad, four USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Not to mention, all LX models have a sizable suite of advanced driving aids—like a 360-degree camera, automated parking, blind-spot monitor, and more.

Does the 2022 Toyota Sequoia offer the same features as the luxury version?

Is the 2022 Lexus LX worth $30,000 more than the Toyota Sequoia? Luxury SUV vs its non-luxury cousin.
2022 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

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That begs the question, does the 2022 Toyota Sequoia have the same features as the Lexus LX? For a much lower starting price of $51,995, the Sequoia SR5 comes with many things. That includes the same standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Wi-Fi, eight-speaker audio, and more. In addition, standard safety features and driver aids are standard, including blind-spot monitor, front and rear parking sensors, and dynamic radar cruise control.

It’s easy to see that it’ll require a lot more cost to catch up to the Lexus variant’s many luxurious features. For example, heated front seats, navigation, and a 12-speaker audio system aren’t available until the Limited trim. That’s a few steps above the base model but still only costs $61,015. While that’s much more than the Sequoia SR5, it still isn’t close to the base model Lexus LX. Ventilated front seats enter the lineup with the Platinum model, which is the top-of-the-line model, starting at $68,045.

Is the 2022 Lexus LX worth $30,000 more than the Toyota Sequoia?

In conclusion, the 2022 Lexus LX base model is worth $30,000 more than the Toyota Sequoia base model. However, the Sequoia Limited and Platinum models add a lot of the same value. If you are mainly concerned with features, high-end Sequoia models get much of the same without breaking the bank as much as the LX.

Moreover, one of the main draws of any Lexus or other luxury brand is the way it looks and drives. While the two share a lot, reviewing outlets can’t seem to say enough about the smooth powertrain and plush ride of the 2022 Lexus LX. We’d hope those spending the money will get a six-figure ride quality from the SUV. Plus, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is getting a complete redesign for the new model year, so it might be best to hold off on one for now.