|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Lexus GX 460
|Luxury||4.6L V8||AWD||6A||7.4 sec||15.8 sec @ 88.6 mph||15/18/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2016 Lexus GX 460
|Luxury Edition||4.6L V8||AWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||15/20/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
2010 Lexus GX 460
|Premium||4.6L V8||4x4||6A||6.9 sec||15.4 sec @ 91 mph||15/20/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium||4.6L V8||4x4||6A||7.4 sec||15.8 sec @ 89 mph||15/20/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium||4.6L V8||4x4||6A||6.9 sec||15.4 sec @ 89.7 mph||15/20/15.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Lexus GX 470
|SUV||4.7L V8||4x4||5A||7.2 sec||15.7 sec @ 88 mph||14/18/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
2003 Lexus GX 470
|SUV||4.7L V8||4x4||5A||7.7 sec||16.0 sec @ 85 mph||14/17/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SUV||4.7L V8||4x4||5A||7.98 sec||16.05 sec @ 84.8 mph||14/17/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Lexus GX 460
Are you looking for a stylish and luxurious car that has great off-road capabilities? It is really hard to find such a car because most of them are really made for streets and highways, not off-road driving conditions.
But you will be surprised with the Lexus GX 460. You can use it in any off-road trips and it will not succumb to the pressure. In fact, you can use it to tow an average size boat. This car has so much power that it can take any road conditions that you may subject it to. You can even carry heavy loads, and the car won’t show any stress.
Brief History of the Lexus GX 460
The Lexus GX is a mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle sold in North America and Eurasia. Lexus launched the first generation GX in 2002. It was then known as GX 470. This particular model eventually became the third SUV to be included in the Lexus line up.
The second generation of the GX was introduced in 2009. It carried the present name GX 460. The car is equipped with a 4.6 liter V8 engine. In 2012, Lexus released another version with a lower displacement. This is the GX 400 with a 4.0 liter V6 engine and was sold in China.
The specs of the Lexus GX 460 will not fail to impress you. If you will look closely at its specs, you might be able to determine if this car will fit your need.
- Engine: GX 460 90° V8 Type, 4.6 L Displacement, 301 HP @ 5,500 RPM
- Torque @ RPM: 329 lb-ft @ 3,500
- Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
- Suspension (Front): Independent double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
- Suspension (Rear): Four-link with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
- Braking System: Four-wheel power-assisted discs, with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
- Brakes: 13.3-in ventilated front discs, 12.3-in ventilated rear discs
- Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. 3.0 turns, lock to lock
- Transmission: Six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
- Drive Wheels: Full-time four-wheel drive with TORSEN limited-slip center differential with electronic differential lock
Being an off-road vehicle, the GX 460 is not nimble as a car, but it packs a lot of power. It’s really a good off-roader, but just like many cars in its class, it isn’t pleasurable to drive on pavement.
With its enormous power, you can speed it up from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.9 to 7.4 seconds. Its V8 engine is perfectly matched to a smooth, fast shifting six speed automatic transmission.
One of the features that you will surely like in the GX 460 is its Crawl Control. This feature micromanages momentum over the toughest terrain, and controls the car at crawl speeds which are between 1 and 3.7 miles per hour. You have five increments to choose from.
The car is also equipped with the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS). This system hydraulically links the front and rear stabilizer bars allowing wheel articulation while helping press down on the opposing wheel. Thus contact on the road surface is always maintained.
You can’t expect the Lexus GX wits its enormous power to also be frugal in the fuel department. It is rated at 15 miles per gallon in the city, and 20 mpg on the highway. This gives it a 17 mpg combined fuel consumption.
You also need to remember that it needs premium gasoline, not the regular one. However you will not be thinking of economizing on fuel while driving this car. You are after the power that it can deliver.
There are no crash test scores that you can refer to with this car. However, if you will examine its standard safety features, you will know that this car is really safe to drive.
The Lexus GX 460 has many standard safety features that include the Safety Connect, which is a GPS-based roadside assistance system, and the Pre-Collision system that primes the brakes for emergency braking and utilizes a driver monitor system.
In addition, the Lexus GX 460 is also equipped with standard features such as 10 airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and active front head restraints.
Comfort and Quality
Although the Lexus might look rugged outside, its interior is full of refined items that are also well-built. Its front seats are well padded, providing excellent support and its cabin has good headroom and leg room.
The same goes with its second row, which is not only split but also slides fore and aft so that the passengers can adjust their leg room as well as ease off entry to the third row.
The cabin’s look and feel are really top quality with the controls having better designs and less clutter. And the redesigned controls of the steering wheel with its clean and legible gauge layout lend so much in a pleasant driving experience.
To learn more about Lexus GX 460, visit the official Lexus website.
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