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Lexus GX 460

AutoMatters: Lexus GX 460

Lexus GX 460

By R. Wagner

Lexus is well for luxury but also leads in capability. Full-time four-wheel-drive is on the Lexus GX 460, which an electronically controlled transfer and a TORSEN ® torque-sensing limited differential. The front to rear ratio is adjusted as needed, on wheel slip. That – 301 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, is by a 4.6-liter V8, delivered through a electronically controlled transmission.

The Kinetic Dynamic System the front and rear stabilizer to help reduce maximum angle by as much as 50%, both on-road handling and off-highway capability. Trailer control has been added for

Comprehensive instrumentation

For moderate driving you can leave it in high just like you’d use on the If the GX 460 experiences extreme articulation a wheel up in the air, the advanced control system intervenes, the brakes to any individual wheels are spinning and applying torque to the that have the most

In especially low traction situations, on level ground, keep foot on the brake, shift the lever into neutral and low range. Doing so will a lower reduction gear in the transfer case and lock out the differential. The vehicle will much more slowly and be more responsive to applications and of the throttle, for improved ascent and speed control. For even control of the six-speed transmission, from Drive into mode. That will you to select individual gears. In gear it will crawl slowly.

Off-road trail

Ideally you are off-roading or descending a steep it is preferable to control your with gearing, not the brakes. use of the brakes on a long, steep may overheat them.

When gearing is not enough, low speed control is available for low speed and descent, integrating what previously separate systems one common system, for ease of Engaged by a simple press of a it allows the vehicle to slowly up or down a hill, with the in Drive or manually shifted. It operates in reverse.You can preset any one of crawl speeds, ranging a high of about 5-mph to 1-mph.

Once you engage that the GX 460 will control each wheel’s speed by applying the and the brakes, as needed. Just your feet off of the pedals and The noises you’ll hear be the solenoids activating the master ABS ten to 20 times per second, to apply pressure to each individual cylinder separately. This the wheels that have the traction.

If you wish to speed up or down, apply the throttle or the That will temporarily the low speed crawl control As soon as you lift your the system will take again.

Selecting low speed crawl


system is especially helpful for skilled off-road drivers they’ve had to stop on a hill for and then need to resume To demonstrate the effectiveness of low speed control, try stepping out of the vehicle on a perhaps gravel-covered hill and see how it is to walk without slipping.

The GX 460 has a wheelbase and a short turning to handle tight turns. A beep, part of the parking system, may occasionally remind you an object is close to your

A graphic display in the middle of the panel, directly above the wheel, helpfully shows you way your front wheels are To see what you are about to drive or through, or if you are about to crest a steep hill and need to if the road turns, there are two cameras: one with a wide lens mounted low in the grille and on the outer, passenger-side mirror, to what is near the far side of the

Low speed crawl confirmation

For Lexus has lowered the starting of the GX 460 to $49,085. That is $4,710 than for 2013. Available include navigation, mahogany trim, three-zone climate heated rear seats, air suspension, intuitive park and blind spot monitor rear cross traffic

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Copyright © 2013 by Jan Wagner – Auto Matters

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