2020 Lexus LM vs Toyota Alphard: Differences compared side by side

The Lexus LM is the brand’s first minivan (people mover). See how different and similar it is to the Toyota Alphard/Vellfire it’s based on.

The Toyota Alphard and Vellfire are sold primarily in Japan, China and Asia. The LM was just launched at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. It will be available in China, but also, probably, across much of Asia.

2020 Lexus LMLM
2018 Toyota Alphard faceliftAlphard
The two cars are very closely related. Although we don't have official figures yet, we expect the LM to share the Alphard's 4,935mm (194.3-in) length, 1,850mm (73-in) width, and 3,000mm (120-in) wheelbase.
2020 Lexus LMLM
2018 Toyota Alphard facelift - new grille, headlampsAlphard
The biggest change is up front where the LM gets new Lexus-style headlights, a spindle grille and different bumpers. Somehow it's less in-your-facelift than the Toyota equivalent.
2020 Lexus LMLM
2018 Toyota Alphard faceliftAlphard
There are no sheet metal changes to be found anywhere, with the LM differentiated by a S-shaped chrome band across the side windows and a bit more chrome on the side sills.
2020 Lexus LMLM
2018 Toyota Alphard facelift - rear, white, Excutive LoungeAlphard
At the back, the LM has a new tail-light graphics and some additions to the rear bumper.
2020 Lexus LMLM
2018 Toyota Alphard faceliftAlphard
While the Alphard is offered with a 2.5L I4, 2.5L hybrid, and 3.5L V6, the LM is only available with the latter two options.
2020 Lexus LMLM
2018 Toyota Alphard facelift - interior, dashboardAlphard
The dashboard is pretty carried over unchanged from the Alphard to the LM, but the Lexus does gain its own unique steering wheel, and the centre stack has been redesigned to fit a wider free-standing infotainment screen with the air vents positioned underneath.
2020 Lexus LMLM
2018 Toyota Alphard facelift - Executive Lounge seatsAlphard
The biggest change occurs at the back, with the Lexus LM available with a executive-style seating area including just two reclining aircraft-like seats, and a closable partition with a built-in 26-in screen.



2020 Lexus LM




2019 Toyota Alphard




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2020 Lexus LM vs Toyota Alphard: Differences compared side by side