For luxury-minded buyers who insist on the go-anywhere capability of a traditional SUV, Lexus serves up the comfortably rugged GX 460. In a market that has largely shifted to crossovers, the GX 460 is one of just a handful of midsize luxury SUVs remaining, which makes it all the more exclusive.
What's New for 2015
The GX 460 carries additional iPhone apps and satellite radio choices this year.
Choosing Your Lexus GX 460
The GX 460's plush and refined seven-passenger interior isn't much of a surprise in a Lexus, but its underpinnings might remind you more of Land Rover or Jeep. You get body-on-frame construction (like trucks have), full-time four-wheel drive, trailer sway control, hill start and descent assists, and an optional crawl control system. Powering it all is a 4.6-liter V8 with 301 horsepower, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. The GX 460 is rated to tow up to 6,500 pounds.
Lexus offers the GX 460 in three trim levels: Base, Premium and Luxury.
The base model is very competitively priced for what you get, but the absence of real leather seats is too much of a sacrifice in a vehicle of this caliber. Of course, the Luxury leaves you wanting for nothing, but we think the mid-level Premium is the most cost-efficient choice for most buyers.