In fact, they are sister cars. LEXUS took the Toyota and gave it a bit of spit and polish. A huge spindle grille might work on the sleek front of sexy little IS sedan, but the story is very different on a behemoth like LX.
The range has only 2 models. The base model LX450d, and the top LX570. In addition, an options pack can be added to the LX570 for an extra $16,000.
Standard 20” wheels do nothing to disguise the hulking silhouette.
I mentioned the spindle grille, well, it comes up to my chest. LX is almost truck sized. LEXUS glued on a pair of dusk-sensing “adaptive” auto High Beam LED headlights too. The look eventually grows on you once you’ve been driving the LX for a week or so.