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