Since 2003, the Lexus GX has served as the luxury brand's mid-size off-road-ready SUV. This three-row model is based on a Toyota Land Cruiser model not sold in North America. The GX started out as the GX 470, and a 2010 redesign brought the current GX 460 name. Lexus refreshed the GX's styling in 2014 and 2017.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For 2020, the Lexus GX gets another styling tweak that brings a new grille and headlights and updated interior trims. The GX is also the latest model to get the Lexus Safety System Plus suite as standard, which comprises forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams and radar cruise control. There's also a new multi-terrain select off-road system and a set of cameras that show the driver a ground-level view of what's in front of the truck.
Lexus sells the GX in a single trim that can be augmented with option packages. Power is from a 4.6L V8, which is connected to a six-speed transmission and standard four-wheel drive.
All Lexus GX models come with blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, three-zone climate control, navigation, power-adjustable steering column, heated steering wheel, illuminated scuff plates, eight-way power-adjustable front seats heat and ventilation, perforated leather upholstery, heated rear seats, 17-speaker stereo, mahogany wood trim, leather-and-wood-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever, hill start assist, downhill assist control, underbody skid plates, active height control suspension with rear load levelling, passive keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, garage door opener, rain-sensing wipers, front wiper de-icer, LED headlights, fog lights, taillights and daytime running lights, automatic high beams, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, sunroof and power-folding third-row seats.
Options include Technology and Executive packages, which bring the new off-road features and upscale items like a rear seat entertainment system.
Lexus's fuel consumption estimates for the GX are 16.0/12.9 L/100 km (city/highway).
The Lexus GX faces little direct competition. The Land Rover Discovery offers a similar combination of luxury and off-road ability with three rows of seats. The Jeep Grand Cherokee can be optioned to a similar level of poshness but only seats five.
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