2011 vs 2013 LX?

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First Post here in the 200 Series Forum. I recently sold my 100 Series to finance my kitchen remodel happening soon. I have been researching 200's and It seems like LX's are more common and cheaper than LC's. That being said, I am researching / searching for a 2010-14 LX. I recently saw a 2011 I am interested in. Besides the front Exterior Grill, Is there any other differences or anything I would be missing out on if I went with a 2011 instead of 2013 plus?
 

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Not much of a difference I like 13 through 15 looks better but that’s just personal preference my suggestion is buy the newest lowest mileage best condition and cared for you can find. I suggest you spend some time reading the frequently asked questions also doing searches on this form it’s the best in the world for these vehicles good luck
 
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I agree on the 2013+ ! It’s just seems to be about a $10k gap in price....I just noticed the headlights are slightly different too.
 

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I owned a 2011 LX 570 and 2015 LX 570 which I currently have not really any difference in driving or luxury nothing I noticed, just go for the loss mileage best condition best maintained you can find. I just love the front end on the 2013 through 15. The new front is a little too much for me and the old one wasn’t good looking enough, but like I said that’s personal opinion. If you take care of it you should be able to get at least a half million miles out of it so might be your last vehicle purchase
 

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None that I remember just make sure you get the Mark Levinson because that’s the premium sound system most of them have that but just look and make sure
 
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A more substantial facelift arrived in 2012 for the 2013 model year, characterized by a new grille, bumpers, headlamps, tail lamps lenses and miscellaneous trim changes such as new wheel designs.

Good summary of the changes year to year here:
Lexus LX - Wikipedia

Also interesting on that page is a pic of a facelifted LX (as car show preview) in another Lexus color that was never painted on the production LX, "Mystic Sea Opalescent".

 

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A more substantial facelift arrived in 2012 for the 2013 model year, characterized by a new grille, bumpers, headlamps, tail lamps lenses and miscellaneous trim changes such as new wheel designs.

Good summary of the changes year to year here:
Lexus LX - Wikipedia

Also interesting on that page is a pic of a facelifted LX (as car show preview) in another Lexus color that was never painted on the production LX, "Mystic Sea Opalescent".

Wow that’s a beautiful color
 
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I have this same debate every day when looking. The things I've noticed in my months of searching are pretty much all mentioned already...

13+ has the multi-terrain and turn assist. updated instrument cluster. much more attractive wheels (subjective I know). HID lights.

You mentioned 2010 as well, one thing I noticed between 2010 & 2011 is heated steering wheel in 2011. Maybe it was part of a package, but all of the 2010s I've seen have a blank where that button is.
 
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The first thing I took off my LX was the stock wheels. 20s (or 21s), aren't what you want off road. They are of course fine for towing and urban use. I got well used Tundra 18s, and the real serious folk for the most part run Rock Warriors or other 17s.
 
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I found a 2011 nearby with 47k miles. Was leased by 2 different owners, 3 years each. All maintenance was done at Lexus dealership until the last year or so (last owner), which was done at their local Meineke (makes me nervous). Asking price is $38k. I'm looking to upgrade from my 2002 LX 470.

So this topic is interesting to me. Also considering a GX 460 which you can get newer etc for same price. BUT, my wife thinks it will be too small for me. I'm not THAT big but she noticed a difference in size between our LX and the 2015 GX she drove.

Looking for input.
 
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I found a 2011 nearby with 47k miles. Was leased by 2 different owners, 3 years each. All maintenance was done at Lexus dealership until the last year or so (last owner), which was done at their local Meineke (makes me nervous). Asking price is $38k. I'm looking to upgrade from my 2002 LX 470.

So this topic is interesting to me. Also considering a GX 460 which you can get newer etc for same price. BUT, my wife thinks it will be too small for me. I'm not THAT big but she noticed a difference in size between our LX and the 2015 GX she drove.

Looking for input.
I'd take my 10 year old LX over a 2015 GX. Huge difference between them.
 
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