The Daily Drivers: 2014 Lexus GX 460 Luxury | Tampa Bay Times

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Appearance: no denying the GX 460’s bulk, but the SUV at least manages to look The GX’s more contemporary comes courtesy of the spindle that’s now the standard-bearer for the Lexus LED headlamps, daylight running and new clear taillight lenses help. Our Luxury-trim tester had LED fog lamps and 18-inch six-spoke in liquid graphite finish.

The 4.6-liter V-8 produces 301 horsepower, we found disappointing. The power is but just so with its 5,200-pound Then there’s the not-so-surprising MPG of 15 city and 20 highway. Maybe time to think about a new powerplant? The GX is strong enough to tow up to pounds and now has standard trailer control. The ride is planted and — even over rough — despite its traditional body-on-frame The 6-speed sequential-shift automatic is but we felt it to be a bit hesitant on downshifts. For who do more that line up in car lines, the full-time four-wheel-drive GX has a center differential with locking. The Luxury trim includes Adaptive

Variable Suspension with modes (Normal, Comfort and There’s also Crawl and Assist Control. Peter, the city slicker, knows features are important for off-roaders, but he’s not the best judge of

Interior: Our top-of-the-line tester had leather-trimmed front seats — or cooled — for a commanding driving The quiet cabin’s fit and finish first-rate, but we didn’t care for of the trim: old-school polished and metal-toned hard plastic. our tester’s sepia (mocha-colored) was rich and classy. The GX lacks the multimedia system we’re to in other Lexus models. For the GX has an 8-inch touchscreen, which we preferred. The split-fold second-row can slide forward and backward, and The outboard seats can be heated and the row has its own controls. The GX’s way-back are best for kids. They flat with the push of a Our tester’s optional 17-speaker Levinson premium audio was indeed premium. Our tester had some much-welcome safety blind-spot monitor, rear alert, backup camera and assist. Another dated Unlike most SUVs, the tailgate opens to

the side, which can be impractical in spaces.

Our 3 favorites

Peter Couture

The commanding view from the seat.

Controls: The gauges and are easy to read and within


Ground clearance: It’s 8.1 and there is adjustable air suspension.

Solochek

Practicality: Lots of space with power third row.

Towing: of up to 6,500 pounds, with sway control.

Lexus GX

Touchscreen: Easy to use; no

The bottom line: The Lexus GX 460 is one dinosaur, but unless you need the capability, we’d opt for a more family hauler.

2014 GX 460

Price: $49.085 base $62,770 as tested

Powertrain: V-8, 6-speed automatic full-time 4WD with Torsen Slip Center Differential

301 at 5,500 rpm

Torque: 329 pound-feet at rpm

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