2017 Lexus GX 460 – Release Date, News and Rumors

2017 Lexus GX 460 Review

The traditional three-row 2017 Lexus GX 460 returns afresh with its capable off-roading capability and it’s hard to match luxury trappings. But even so, the traditional midsize SUV category has evolved and now offers a plethora of better equipped models that offer superior passenger comfort and on-road performance. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. 

2017 Lexus GX 460 side view, exterior, alloy wheels

When it comes to superior off-road and on-road performance, very few cars can manage to stand up against the GX 460. These days, however, only a handful of automakers bother to build off-roading capable SUVs. Land Rover and Lexus are the only automakers that have been left standing when it comes to serious off-roading. In fact, Lexus has two more capable SUVs, one of which is the vehicle under review. And the other is the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Lexus is a department of Toyota).

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear view, taillights, tailpipe, exterior

Some of the features that enable serious off-roading include a high-clearance suspension system, body-on-frame construction, and a full-time AWD system. Throw in its hush ride quality, a plethora of luxury features, and you’ve got yourself a luxury SUV that is comfortable both on the pavement and on dirt.

2017 Lexus GX 460 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

There are some idiosyncrasies, though, including uncomfortable second-row seats, a relatively ponderous handling, a lackluster acceleration and poor fuel economy, an inconvenient side-swinging cargo door, and mediocre fuel economy ratings.

2017 Lexus GX 460 side angle, white color, alloy wheels

Even so, the new 2017 Lexus GX 460 should be on your shopping list if you really need a versatile SUV that can take you virtually anywhere with minimal disturbance. But if your priority is a crossover that rides comfortably on the asphalt than of it, then we recommend the following alternatives. The Land Rover LR4, the BMW X5, and the Acura MDX. The trio offers more interior space, higher fuel economy, and better on-road handling.

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Trim Options – 2017 Lexus GX 460

Two main trims – Base and Luxury – are offered for the seven-seat 2017 Lexus GX 460.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Exterior Pictures & Interior Review

2017 Lexus GX 460 spy shots

2017 Lexus GX 460 exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories to expect from the base model include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sunroof, automatic LED headlights, 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining second-row seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rear privacy glass, 18” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen interface, 50/50-split third-row seats, Siri Eyes Free, dual USB ports, HD and satellite radio, a nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rack side rails, and a premium leather upholstery.

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, dashboard

Options available for the base model include front and rear parking sensors, LED foglights, smartphone app integration, automatic tri-zone climate control, upgraded interior trim, a navigation system, a perforated leather upholstery, automatic wipers, heated second-row seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, and heated front seats.

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe, auto show

The Luxury trim steps you up with a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, rear auto-leveling air springs, adaptive suspension system, power folding third-row seat, upgraded leather upholstery, mahogany wood trim, a heated steering wheel, and headlight washers.

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, cargo space

Options offered for the top-of-the-line GX 460 Luxury trim model includes an adaptive cruise control, high-beam headlight control, 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround-view audio system, side parking cameras, pre-collision warning system, lane-departure warning and mitigation, and all the contents of the Driver Support package.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Lexus GX 460 is offered by a 4.6L V8 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system and an AWD system. The latter system also comes mated to a dual-range transfer case. The power output stands at 329 lbs. ft. of torque and 301 horsepower.

According to Lexus, the optimum 2017 Lexus GX 460 towing capacity should be expected at around 6,500 lbs.

2017 Lexus GX 460 engine

When we come to its fuel consumption, EPA says a figure of 15/20/17 mpg should be expected for the GX 460 – a mediocre rating partly due to its curb weight.

Zipping from 0-60 mph should take about 7.2 seconds according to Lexus. Its top speed should be expected on its release date.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus GX 460 Release date

The new 2017 Lexus GX 460 price should be expected to start from an MSRP of around $50,780. It will also be offered on lease. When will it go for sale? Well, rumors allege the redesigned GX 460 SUV will probably hit dealerships in early 2017.

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2017 Lexus GX 460 front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus GX 460 side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Lexus GX 460 exterior, side view, black color

2017 Lexus GX 460 front view, black color, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus GX 460 side view, alloy wheels, exterior

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, trunk

2017 Lexus GX 460 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, leather saets

2017 Lexus GX 460 dual scrren, rear seat, interior

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, leather rear seats