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A new era of Toyota and Lexus SUVs is on the horizon, and it might be hard to choose the better option. In the grand scheme, the 2024 Lexus TX is simply a more luxurious version of the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander. Though minor, those reasons include better materials, slightly more power, and an additional two inches of space. Don’t forget the fancy floating roof.

The 2024 Lexus TX is more luxurious than the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

For the 2024 Lexus TX, being a luxury SUV is kind of part of the brand DNA. When it comes down to it, Lexus is the luxury arm of the Toyota brand. This new model is where luxury meets comfort. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander isn’t necessarily aiming for luxury as much as it wants to be an affordable and reliable SUV.

Lexus says each design element was carefully considered to make the 2024 TX a “commanding presence” on the road. From the new front-end fascia and bright LED headlights all the way back to Lexus’ signature LED tail lamps, the TX looks modern and high-end. Beyond that, each seat was meant to be comfortable no matter the location. Lexus wanted the driver to be as comfortable as the passenger in the third row, and the cabin was designed that way.

That isn’t to say the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander isn’t comfortable and well-appointed; it is! The cabin is spacious, and Toyota always uses suitable materials for essential areas like seats and headliners. The third row is bigger than the similarly sized vehicle in Toyota’s lineup.

You bet the 2024 Lexus TX has more power

Comparing this 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander to similar SUVs
The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander | Toyota

Lexus offers the 2024 TX with various powertrains, but most trim levels use the same 2.4L turbo inline-four engine with 275 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. Though it isn’t available yet, the TX 500h F Sport Performance model will combine that inline-four with Lexus Hybrid Electric Drive for 366 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

Pricing for the TX goes from $55,050 to $72,650, with five trim levels. The 2024 TX 550h+ is a plug-in hybrid option available down the line. The Grand Highlander price range is from $43,070 to $58,125, with seven available trim levels. Four of those are hybrids.

2024 Lexus TX TrimsMSRP2024 Toyota Grand Highlander TrimsMSRP
350 Premium$58,450Hybrid XLE$44,670
350 Luxury$60,950Limited$47,860
500H F Sport Performance Premium$69,350Hybrid Limited$51,060
500H F Sport Performance Luxury$72,650Platinum$53,545
Hybrid MAX Limited$54,040
Hybrid MAX Platinum$58,125
2024 Lexus TX price and trim levels, 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander price and trim levels

Toyota uses the same 2.4L turbo four-cylinder in the 2024 Grand Highlander, but it gets 265 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Higher hybrid trim levels like the Grand Highlander Hybrid MAX Platinum utilize the 2.5L performance hybrid engine. This gets 362 net combined horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

The TX is longer than the Grand Highlander by just two inches

A 2024 Lexus TX on a golf course
The 2024 Lexus TX on a golf course | Lexus

Even though the 2024 Lexus TX and the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander are relatively close in size, the TX has two inches of added length. Most other measurements are similar, if not the same, but those two inches are helpful when dealing with a three-row SUV. The Grand Highlander has slightly more cargo space with all three rows folded, but most of the measurements are almost identical.

Spec2024 Lexus TX2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
Wheelbase116.1 inches116.1 inches
Width78.3 inches78.3 inches
Height70.1 inches72.1 inches
Length203.1 inches201.4 inches
Cargo volume (behind front-row/second-row/third-row seats)97 cu ft / 57.4 cu. ft. / 20.2 cu. ft97.5 cu ft / 57.9 cu. ft. / 20.6 cu. ft
Lexus and Toyota SUV comparison

Both of these sport utility vehicles are worthy of consideration, and it mostly comes down to budget. Both options are well-built and brand-new, which means you’ll find all of the latest technology. The TX has Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, and the Grand Highlander has Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which has all of the important systems. We didn’t even get into that on this comparison because the two SUVs have fairly similar driver-assistance technologies. The good news is that shoppers now have two new excellent choices instead of no excellent choices.


The New 2024 Lexus TX: Everything We Know So Far