2014 Lexus GX 460: The Truck Yeah! Review

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Lexus GX 460

2014 Lexus GX 460: The Yeah! Review

Like its cousin the Toyota 4Runner. the GX 460 really feels like a thanks to body-on-frame construction. never seen a Lexus on a but the GX’s shocks feel enough to absorb Trophy jumps. That makes an oceanic experience, and makes me who this SUV is actually for.

( . Lexus let me borrow a GX for the weekend. it. Sorry to disappoint conspiracy who might think we work for now.)

Toyota sells vehicle as the Land Cruiser in not-America, where it’s marketed as a Land Cruiser that’s off-roader first, vehicle second. That gets a little convoluted the paved-road-native Lexus front goes on and the vehicle is presented to who don’t use low range nearly as as the average Prado owner in a like Australia.

But what the do I know, Lexus has been these things out for more a decade, so they must be on to I just don’t get.


How many lines can you on this front bumper?

If you to return to the days of 56k internet you’ll love this Exterior doesn’t look bad in person. Still, it doesn’t great. I’m glad is hanging on to those supersoft Supersoft suspension takes getting used to, however. Did I bodyroll?

Got so distracted looking at the front I didn’t notice Toyota the kink in the rear window. I it.

The Predator face isn’t as offensive in person as it is in photos. said, it’s still weird. I respect that is trying to stand out, but the bumper is just way too complicated to with the general shape of an

The rear is significantly less if a bit bloated. From the side the GX looks really tall.

If you saw thing in a Rorschach test you say hungry roller skate.

lines and soft seats.

The strong, plastic lines the 4Runner define the console of the GX. Feels safe, commented one of my who also calls every SUV a

To me it felt more like the stereo I had in middle school; big of bold plastic surrounding a and seriously overstyled digital I don’t understand why modern car customers would be into look, but I found the shapes and of the GX dash appealing. All the buttons are to find, and nicely backlit in LED

I was happy to learn Lexus is to the softer is better luxury-seat of thought. The chairs of a slow-moving should feel like a from Bob’s Discount

Audio, Infotainment, Gadgets

The GX was glad this stream was for a crossing attempt.

Lexus’ software is called Enform, and terrible. The graphics, which are the I’ve seen this could be forgiven. Even though the Enform menus is intuitive and the GPS’ direction-reading rather pleasant.

But the delay in time from input to is absolutely abhorrent. If you push a on screen, you’ll have to stare at it, raise an eyebrow, and a complaint before the task is Felt like surfing the net on AOL in the 90’s, and I’ll reiterate the looks as old as that joke.

Levinson is the stereo co-brander, and you finally get dialed in to a good XM the audio output is pretty

It takes a lotta plastic to a V8.

The 302 hp 4.6 V8 burns tons of juice at low I spent about half of my 200 evaluation in bad traffic and the other trying to stretch every of fuel out on the highway. The result was MPG. EPA puts combined at 17. So as usual, that’s going to be a figure to hit with a real-world

Off the line throttle response is as as the infotainment input, but you won’t trouble moving if you really it. Hey, you can afford the gas. You spend $60,000 on an SUV.

The GX need quite as much to accelerate when it’s with momentum, but it’s really thrilled about or getting out of its own way.

Gearbox Case

I know, boots on are wack. Also the knob backwards. But the look of this is generally pretty tidy.

The gearbox clunks through the from Park to Drive a surprisingly satisfying forcefulness. there’s nothing satisfying manually shifting in Sport the GX treats driver gear-change like a suggestion and shifts it’s good and ready.

Low engages with a nice switch and a lot of beeping. It gives the GX grunt to get itself out of a ditch, but it have the same dramatic as the crawl ratio on a Land or a Jeep.

Either the GX I was leant had through most of its brake in its 8,000 mile life, or SUV should ship with a about leaving lots of time to stops.

Brakes basically non-functional for the first or so of pedal, started to vaguely the vehicle in after that, finally brought the GX to a halt a lot more input than I have thought necessary.

Hang on to something!

Most have warnings on the sun visor; like don’t steer too or you’re gonna tip over! an ominous illustration of your on its side. I’ve never compelled to endorse heeding message harder than stepping out of the Lexus GX.

The GX shares the platform of the Toyota 4Runner and Cruiser Prado, and you’ll forget it behind the wheel. thing body-rolls harder a life raft in a Hokusai Switching the suspension from to Sport mode lessens the but you can’t break physics sorcery even if it has a fancy (that’d be Kinetic Dynamic System, or KDSS in this

But as long as you keep it straight, the GX pillowy-plush softness through New meanest potholes.

Lexus GX 460

Hauling, Cargo Management

Lexus the GX can heave 6,500 pounds of but based on my experience with the I’d be nervous about with anything heavier a hot dog stand hooked up to the hitch.

cargo space felt a more generous than the but that all goes away the power third-row seats pop up. rear door makes easier for short people, but difficulty in tight parallel-parking It’s also crazy-heavy.

Off-Road Maneuverability

The GX has the power and to writhe its way over some substantial ruts, but even the suspension raised to the Hi position front bumper really to gobble up the ground.

Power is dialed up high enough it’s pretty easy to anywhere, even though the camera is decidedly more than what I’ve on other luxury SUVs.

GX in its natural habitat

Besides seats, I can’t really see a to spend fifty to sixty on a Lexus GX when you could a Toyota 4Runner with as much luxury for forty-something.

worth noting that tend to hold their pretty well, and you’ll be up to find a softer ride But for the amount of off-roading a GX owner is going to do, I think most be happier in a European luxury The BMW X5, VW Touareg. and Mercedes-Benz ML might not the rough-n-tumble feel of a body-on-frame but they’re on a whole other of interior refinement from the up Toyota.

The GX is a comfy luxury SUV more off-road pretenses most. It’s also thirsty, and frustrating to work the on. Toyota doesn’t need to many of these to make and that’s a big part of why they’re around.

I liked the view from the steering wheel and could spent a day in the seats, but I have no how Lexus convinces people to them $60,000 for these considering the alternatives.

Specifications As

2014 Lexus GX 460

MSRP: (Starts at $49,805)

Engine: 4.6 V8

Output: 301 hp @ 5,500 rpm / 329 lb.-ft. @ rpm

Towing: 6,500 lbs

Max Cargo 64.7 cu. ft.

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