2018 Lexus GX 460

Pros: Impressive build quality; off-road and towing capabilities; absorbent ride; luxurious interior

Cons: Fuel economy; handling and on-road driving dynamics don’t match crossover-SUV competitors; high step-in height complicates entry and exit for shorter occupants

CG Says: The 2018 Lexus GX is little changed with second-row captain’s chairs moving to the options list on the top-trim Luxury model. The Lexus GX is a premium midsize SUV with seating for up to seven passengers. A 301-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 paired with a 6-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is the sole powertrain. Available features include autonomous automatic braking, driver-attention monitor, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure alert, heated/ventilated front seats, power-folding 3rd-row seats, adaptive cruise control, and downhill assist control. Car-type crossovers are more popular than traditional body-on-frame SUVs today, so this V8-powered Lexus with serious off-roading hardware really goes against the grain. If you need to tow a trailer or will use the off-road capability of this SUV, the GX 460 deserves consideration. If you’re mainly looking to commute, you’d probably appreciate the more car-like driving experience–and better potential fuel economy–of the Acura MDX, Buick Enclave, or Lexus’s own RX 350.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 6-7
Drive Wheels 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Base: $53,180
Premium: $57,325
Luxury: $64,555

Base Engine
4.6-liter V8
Horsepower
301
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18

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2018 Lexus GX 460
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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