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Lexus GX 460: a Good Choice or Waste of Money?

The Lexus GX 460 is one of few luxury body-on-frame SUVs for purchasers whose top priority is an off-road-readiness. But those people who decide to buy this model should know what awaits them.

The Lexus GX 460 has two direct rivals – the Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Also, it can compete with the Jeep Wagoneer, Acura MDX or the Audi Q7 in some aspects.

This 7-seater and family hauler packs a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine with 301 hp and 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque, and a genuine 4×4 four-wheel-drive system. The towing capacity is up to 6,500 pounds.

Indeed, the GX is a solid off-roader with a good predicted reliability score and a fairly comfortable cabin featuring high-quality materials, albeit the third row is cramped.

2023 Lexus GX 460 Seating
2023 Lexus GX 460 Inside

De facto, the Lexus GX 460 has more flaws than a Lexus vehicle should have. When it comes to acceleration or handling, the SUV does not perform well. The fuel economy is terrible. Its ride is too stiff on smooth pavement, its driving dynamics is unrefined, and the powertrain is occasionally sluggish.

Besides, even with the rugged build construction and several nice-looking interior pieces, the GX is still more outdated than most class rivals.

Current pricing: $55,625-65,135 MSRP

2023 Lexus GX 460 Front
2023 Lexus GX 460 Face

2023 Lexus GX 460

For 2022, the model received a major tech upgrade that finally added Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For the 2023 model year, it has got minor updates.

The refreshed 2023 Lexus GX 460 brings a revised exterior color palette and a Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio as standard.

The Black Line Special Edition first added to the 2022 GX 460, is improved with some new touches for the 2023 model.

This updated version features a Panoramic View Monitor, 18-inch glossy black wheels, a roof spoiler and a shark fin – both in black, a darker finish for a skid plate, fog lamps, a grille, and black inserts in clear taillamps.

The cabin is trimmed in Boulder Gray NuLuxe with gray stitching and black matte ash wood ornamentation.

Source: Lexus

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