If you are looking for both high-end luxury and extreme off-road capability in your next SUV, then look no further than the Lexus GX460. Riding on a reinforced boxed ladder frame, the Lexus GX can conquer all kinds of challenging off-road situations without breaking a sweat. But when it comes time for city night life, the GX's excessively rugged underpinnings produce a ride quality that is decidedly less forgiving than many competitors. Nevertheless, practical incentives like a strong record for reliability and above-average residual values make the Lexus GX a recommended buy for the adventurous, value-driven luxury SUV shopper.
What's New for 2014
The Lexus GX has a number of changes for 2014 including a larger 8-inch touchscreen display (up from seven inches), Lexus' 8th-generation infotainment system, standard LED headlights, and newly available blind-spot monitoring system.
Most importantly, the big rugged SUV now wears the brand’s new design DNA with a revised front and rear treatment. The look is sporty and edgier than in the past, and ties the GX460 with the brand’s new look across its vehicle range.
Choosing Your Lexus GX 460
ComfortThe mid-range GX 460 adds navigation as standard equipment. The Comfort trim level includes semi-aniline leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and a blind-spot monitor with a rear cross-traffic-alert function that warns you of oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking spot.
If you are considering a large body frame SUV, the GX460 offers value in pricing when compared to several competitors as well as good resale value. However, if you don't need serious off-road capabilities, this is not the large luxury SUV for you.