The 2022 Lexus GX 460 receives an updated infotainment system, a new Black Line trim, and additional standard equipment, but otherwise, the GX midsized luxury SUV carries on with its rugged underpinnings.
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2022 Lexus GX Overview
Choosing Your Lexus GX
The GX is offered in four trims: Base, Premium, Black Line, and Luxury. Prices range from $56,500 to $66,010.
The GX remains powered by the tried-and-true 4.6-liter V8 that produces 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed through a six-speed automatic transmission and a permanently-engaged four-wheel-drive system with a low range gearbox. The center differential can be locked and the GX offers a multi-terrain traction control system with low-speed crawl control to help it negotiate more challenging situations.
The GX’s older powertrain also harks back to a time before fuel efficiency was really a thing for SUVs. Its EPA-estimated 15 miles per gallon city, 19 mpg highway, and 16 combined yields an EPA-estimate $3,850 in annual fuel costs alone.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The six or seven-passenger Lexus GX stretches to 192 inches in length, rides on a 109.8-inch wheelbase, sits 74.2 inches wide, and stands 74.2 inches tall. It’s far narrower and its length is shorter than most of its three-row competition.
Expectedly, that leads to a more compact interior with just 34.1 inches of second-row legroom, compared to the 37-inches in the Land Rover Discovery, and 29.3 inches for the third row which is a couple shy of the Volvo XC90. Cargo space behind the third row is comparable at 11.6 cubic feet and grows to 46.7 cubic feet with the third row folded into the raised floor, and 64.7 cubic feet with both rows folded which isn’t as spacious as some crossovers but doesn’t necessarily make it an outlier.
The design of the tailgate, however, is unique in the class, as its passenger side hinges swing it outward instead of upward which can be seen as a pro, considering the GX height, and a con, as it requires more space to fully open. The GX’s tailgate is also equipped with a flip-glass which serves as a practical compromise.
The GX provides 8.1-inches of ground clearance and can tow up to 6,500 pounds.
The GX provides a fairly basic level of active safety features that include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and front and rear parking sensors, which are newly standard for 2022.
The GX has not been rated by the IIHS or NHTSA.
The 2022 GX receives an updated infotainment system that incorporates a 10.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and SiriusXM connectivity.
Navigation (now standard), a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and Lexus’ remote services are also included and there are four USB ports onboard with two for the rear passengers.
The base GX features 18-inch wheels, triple-beam LED headlights, heated and power-folding mirrors, a moonroof, roof rails, illuminated running boards, and an active roll-bar to improve handling. Standard proximity entry opens the doors to synthetic perforated leather seats with 10-way power-adjustability for the front row and memory positioning for the driver, a color multi-information display, dual-zone climate control, and wood interior trim.
Heated and ventilated seats are a $640 stand-alone option.
The Premium trim receives LED fog lights, a windshield wiper deicer, rain-sensing wipers, and added luxury inside that consists of laser-etched wood trim that reveals the aluminum surface underneath, a three-zone automatic climate control system, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.
For $1,695, the Premium Plus Package adds power reclining and folding third-row seats, and a Mark Levinson 17-speaker 330-watt premium surround-sound audio system. For an additional $325, the second row can be fitted with heated captain’s chairs.
With the Premium Plus Package (and the captain’s chairs) selected, the Sport Design Package is available for $4,415 and dresses up the exterior with 19-inch wheels with a dark gray and machined finish, lower front and bumper trim with a dark gray finish, an exhaust outlet with a gunmetal metallic finish, and taillights with red lenses.
A wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel is available for $450 as a stand-alone option.
New for 2022, the Black Line Special Edition trim is available in shades of white, black, and an exclusive dark green color and adds 18-inch gloss-black wheels, a blackout chrome grille surround, unique lower front and rear bumper trim, red-tinted taillight lenses, and black roof rails to jump on the current trend of dark-themed styling.
The interior features black synthetic leather seats with gray bolster inserts and gray stitching, a black headliner, and open-pore ash wood matte trim on the dash and steering wheel.
The Luxury trim is distinguished by its auto-leveling rear air suspension, adaptive dampers, 19-inch wheels, illuminated door sill scuff plates, semi-aniline leather seats, a wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel, and standard power-folding third-row seats.
The Sport Design Package is offered for $2,020 and the Off-Road Package is available for $1,570 and it adds a surround-view camera system, multi-terrain traction control with crawl control, a skid plate underneath the fuel tank, and additional cooling capacity for the transmission.
The surround-view camera system ($800) and the premium sound system ($1,145) are offered as individual options.
The Premium trim doesn’t ask for much more over the base trim yet is equipped with convenience features that solidify its luxury status.
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