2019 Lexus GX 460

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2019 Lexus GX 460 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The Lexus GX 460 provides us with a car that superfluously enticing looks and comfort that matches it. Endowed with a 4.8L V8 that produces 329 lbs-ft of torque that is in line with what the competition offers. Blind spot monitoring is now standard on all models. The 6-speed automatic is also available in this model.

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Pros

Adept in traversing snowy roads

Hi-quality ride on highways

Noise-free cabin

Remarkable towing capacity

Robust off-road performance

Great visibility

Cons

Cumbersome handling around turns

Low fuel economy

Slow acceleration

Uncomfortable standard 2nd-row bench seats

Unconventional side-swinging rear cargo door

What's New?

The 2019 incarnation of the Lexus GX 460 adds second-row captain\\\\u2019s chairs as an optional upgrade and blind spot monitoring is now standard.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52505

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

281

horsepower

301 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

329 lbs.-ft @ 3400 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear multi-link suspension w/active anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.4/62.4

dimensions

wheelbase

109.8 in.

length

192.1 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

74.2 in.

curb weight

5130 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

34.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

64.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

6500 lbs.

payload capacity

1470 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/16/18 mpg

highway range

414 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 70,000

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

 2019 Lexus GX 460 in Claret Mica color  2019 Lexus GX 460 in Fire Agate Pearl color  2019 Lexus GX 460 in Nightfall Mica color  2019 Lexus GX 460 in Silver Lining Metallic color  2019 Lexus GX 460 in Starfire Pearl color
Claret Mica

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Lexus GX 460 Base

Base

power
301 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$52,505


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $52,505 MSRP (15/16/18) 301 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4.6 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7   Black Onyx
  Claret Mica
  Nightfall Mica
  Silver Lining Metallic
  Nebula Gray Pearl
  Starfire Pearl
  Fire Agate Pearl

 2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

Luxury

power
301 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$63,905


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $63,905 MSRP (15/16/18) 301 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4.6 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7   Black Onyx
  Claret Mica
  Nightfall Mica
  Silver Lining Metallic
  Nebula Gray Pearl
  Starfire Pearl
  Fire Agate Pearl

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 19, 2019


The Lexus faces tough competition from its German and British brethren but will the Japanese finesse maestros creation stand triumphant or will the more utility oriented SUV take the crown of the most versatile SUV in these times, Let's find out.

2019 Lexus GX 460 Features

7.0/10

You can pick among one of the 3 trims available for the triple-seater 2019 Lexus GX 460 SUV. These are namely GX 460, GX 460 Premium, and GX 460 Luxury. The base trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, and a rear spoiler as standard features. Moreover, it has a vinyl upholstery and 8-way power front seats as standard on the inside.

Trim GX 460 GX 460 premium GX 460 Luxury
MSRP $51,680 $52,675 $63,380
Key Features Towing w/Harness and Trailer Sway Control Permanent Locking Hubs 64-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
  64-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery Single Stainless Steel Exhaust Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
  Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim Laminated Glass
  Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator LED Brakelights
  Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off Front Fog Lamps
  Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System Radio: AM/FM Lexus Premium Audio -inc: 8" touch screen, 9 speakers, in-dash single CD player w/Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL), MP3/WMA capability, cache radio, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio receiver Radio: AM/FM Lexus Premium Audio -inc: 8" touch screen, 9 speakers, in-dash single CD player w/Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL), MP3/WMA capability, cache radio, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio receiver (complimentary 90-day trial subscription included), HD Radio real-time traffic and weather, 2 USB ports w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands free phone w/phonebook download capabilities, music streaming and Siri Eyes Free mode w/select and play music from iTunes, call contacts, hear and compose text messages and emails, hear sports scores, stock information and weather, use maps and get directions
  Automatic Equalizer Window Grid Diversity Antenna 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  Regular Amplifier   Real-Time Traffic Display
  Real-Time Traffic Display    

The GX 460 Premium trim flaunts automatic wipers, parking sensors, and perforated leather upholstery as standard features. Furthermore, the trim adds the optional navigation system feature and the Sport Design package. The high-end trim i.e. GX 460 Luxury comes with auto-dimming side mirrors, headlight washers, and a steering wheel with the mahogany wood trim as standard. Additionally, an optional 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system is also available.

We Recommend

The GX 460 Premium trim offers the most value of money. Unlike the base trim, there are several optional upgrades available with the trim.

2019 Lexus GX 460 Engine

Evaluated in isolation, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will probably wow you with its luxury-lined cabin, expansive features and smooth on-road ride. - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The 2019 avatar of the Lexus GX 460 has a 4.6L V8 VVT-i engine that generates 301 horsepower. The engine produces an impressive 329 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission mode is coupled with a four-wheel-drive system.

Models

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

MSRP

$51,680

$49,990

$55,500

$56,600

Engine

4.6L V8 DOHC 32V w/Dual VVT-i

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L TFSI V6 DOHC

3.0L DOHC I-6 24V TwinPower Turbo

Transmission

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

301 hp @ 5500 rpm

340 hp @ 6500 rpm

333 hp @ 5500 rpm

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque

329 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

332 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm

300 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

BMW X5 offers 300 horsepower along with 300 lb.-ft. of torque. Audi Q7 has 333 hp of power and 325 lb.-ft. of torque to spare. Land Rover Discovery offers the most-in-league engine power and torque of 340 hp and 332 lb.-ft., respectively. Unlike 2019 Lexus GX 460, all 3 of its class rivals boast an 8-speed automatic transmission mode.

Acceleration

2019 Lexus GX 460 is a slow-starter. The ride accelerates to 60 MPH in 7.8 seconds. Though all its competitors do the same quickly, Audi Q7 is the quickest of them all. The ride hits the 60 MPH mark in just 5.7 seconds.

Models

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

0-60 MPH

7.8 sec

7.1 sec

5.7 sec

6.1 sec

Quarter mile

15.8 sec

13.9 sec

15.1 sec

14.2 sec

Engine

4.6L

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.1

9.8

8.4

8.4

The 2019 iteration of the Lexus GX 460 covers a quarter-mile in 15.8 seconds. Land Rover Discovery, on the contrary, boasts the best-time for covering a quarter mile. It does so in just 13.9 seconds.

Ride and Handling

GX 460 is built upon a truck-like body-on-frame for offering a significant off-road performance. As such, it sacrifices some handling and ride quality. Nonetheless, 2019 Lexus GX 460 has a secure handling.

The GX 460's ride quality can be enhanced with the optional adaptive suspension. Particularly, brakes, acceleration, and steering are slow to respond. But again, that's because of Lexus allowing the ride to gain off-road ability in addition to the on-road ability it already boasted.

Braking

When required to halt abruptly, the GX 460 requires a distance of 132 feet. It does so while decelerated continually from 60 MPH. This is pitiful even for its class. This is partly because of its massive bulkiness of 5130 lbs., and partly because of the smallest-in-the-league brakes.

Model

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

Brake Front (in.)

13.3

14.2

14.8

13.7

Brake Rear (in.)

12.3

13.8

13.8

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5130

4835

4938

4680

60-0 MPH (ft.)

132

124

121

129

Audi Q7 has the biggest brakes in the competition. Front and rear brake for the ride measures 14.8 and 13.8 inches, respectively. Moreover, Q7 requires the least-in-league stopping distance of 121 feet.

2019 Lexus GX 460 Fuel Economy

2019 Lexus GX 460 is a family-friendly, luxurious ride that features a below average mileage. The crossover SUV offers 15 mpg in cities and 18 mpg on highways. GX 460 delivers a combined fuel economy of 16 mpg, which finishes last in the segment. It is surpassed by the Land Rover Discovery with 18 mpg.

Model

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

MPG (city)

15

16

19

18

MPG (highway)

18

21

25

25

MPG (combined)

16

18

21

21

Both Audi Q7 and BMW X5 delivers a combined fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon of gasoline. Audi Q7 offers the most-in-segment mileage of 19 mpg in cities. For highways, Audi Q7 ties up with the BMW X5 with a mileage of 25 mpg.

2019 Lexus GX 460 Interior

8.5/10

Buyers looking for the poshest cabin, state-of-the-art technology, a relaxing ride, and decent fuel economy won't be satisfied with this vehicle.- Cars.usnews

Seating and Comfort

2019 Lexus GX 460 is capable of accommodating a total of 7 persons simultaneously. The ride offers 38 and 41.7 inches of headroom and legroom, respectively, in the front. Though the headroom is least in the competition, it is ample to accommodate adults. Legroom, however, is the maximum available in the segment.

Model

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

Passenger capacity

7

5

7

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.0/55.4/41.7

39.4/60.5/39.0

38.4/59.5/41.7

40.5/61.5/40.4

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.4/57.3/34.1

39.0/59.5/37.6

38.8/58.5/38.8

38.8/60.0/36.6

Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

35.2/54.5/29.3

N/A

35.9/49.4/29.2

N/A

Lexus GX 460 offers 40.4 and 34.1 inches of headroom and legroom in the second row. While the headroom is the maximum available amongst its class rivals, legroom is the least. Headroom and legroom available in the 3rd row are 35.2 and 29.3 inches, respectively.

Infotainment System

Infotainment system and the 8-inch touch display present in the 2019 Lexus GX 460 is easy to use. It comes with a mouse-like remote controller, which, to be frank, isn't good at all. Anyways, the touch interface is smooth and intuitive. It is complemented by a 9-speaker audio system that has a decent sound quality. Other important feats of the infotainment system include 2 USB ports, HD radio, satellite radio, voice support, and a 120V power outlet.

Furthermore, there is an optional Mark Levinson 17-speaker audio system available with the GX 460 Luxury trim. Unfortunately, the system is devoid of support for the Apple CarPlay or the Android Auto. The infotainment system in Lexus GX 460 effortlessly beats out the infotainment system found in the Land Rover Discovery, though.

Interior Features

2019 Lexus GX 460 has one of the best cabin and interiors in the segment. In non-base trims, most interior surfaces feature authentic wood or soft leather trim. The interiors of the 2019 Lexus GX 460 boasts:

  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors
  • Heated and ventilated front seats [Optional]
  • Reclining and sliding middle-row seats with 40/20/40-split seatback
  • Second-row captain's chairs [Optional]

Cargo Capacity

2019 Lexus GX 460 offers a maximum cargo capacity of 64.7 cubic feet. Though ample, it is least amongst the competition. Audi Q7 offers a maximum cargo capacity of 71.6 cubic feet. BMW X5 offers even better maximum storage capacity of 76.7 cubic feet. Land Rover Discovery, however, offers the most cargo capacity of 82.7 cubic feet in the segment.

Model

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

Cargo Volume 3rd row up (ft.3)

11.6

N/A

14.8

N/A

Cargo Volume 2nd row up (ft.3)

46.7

45.0

37.5

35.8

Cargo Volume 2nd row folded (ft.3)

64.7

82.7

71.6

76.7

Towing Capacity

Lexus GX 460 offers a remarkable towing capacity of 6600 lbs. For doing so, the ride comes with a standard tow prep package and a trailer wiring harness.

Model

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

Maximum towing capacity

6600 lbs

8201 lbs

7700 lbs

 

Rides like the Audi Q7 and the Land Rover Discovery comes with even higher towing capacities. Q7 is rated for towing 7700 lbs. while Discovery can tow up to 8201 lbs.

2019 Lexus GX 460 Exterior

Dimension and Weight

Despite being the bulkiest ride among its rivals, 2019 Lexus GX 460 has the least length and width. GX 460 boasts a length, width, and height of 192.1, 74.2, and 74.2 inches, respectively.

Model

Lexus GX 460

Land rover discovery SE

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

Curb weight (lbs.)

5130

4835

4938

4680

Length(in)

192.1

195.7

199.6

192.4

Width(in)

74.2

78.7

77.5

76.3

Height(in)

74.2

72.7

68.5

69.4

Ground clearance (in)

8.1

8.7

8.1

8.3

Wheelbase (in)

109.8

115.0

117.9

115.5

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/62.4

66.6/66.6

66.1/66.6

64.7/65.0

2019 Lexus GX 460 flaunts a ground clearance and wheelbase of 8.1 and 109.8 inches, respectively. Both are least in the competition.

Exterior Features
Lexus GX 460 received the biggest styling refresh back in 2014. Since then, not much has changed on the outside. However, it\u2019s a good thing as the refresh is further refurbished, working out for the better. GX 460 flaunts:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Elegant sunroof
  • Long overhangs on the front and rear
  • Shorter wheelbase
  • Spindle, hourglass-style grille
  • Swoosh-style LED headlights
  • Tailgate with an easy-to-use lift-up rear glass window

2019 Lexus GX 460 Safety

Probably the most important safety feature in the GX 460 is the Lexus Enform Safety Connect. Furthermore, the optional Driver Support package adds adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning along with other features.

Safety Features

  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Safety Connect Emergency Sos
  • Back-Up Camera
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

2019 Lexus GX 460 Competition

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium

A 3.0L V6 engine is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission mode in the Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium. Pricing options for the ride start from $55,500. The 3.0L DOHC engine generates 333 horsepower as well as 325 lb.-ft. of torque. It accelerates to 60 MPH in 5.7 seconds.

Audi Q7 Premium comes to a complete halt at a distance of 121 feet when decelerated from 60 MPH. This is the best stopping distance among its class rivals. Q7 offers a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg. The ride has the most-in-league wheelbase of 117.9 inches.

BMW X5 xDrive 35i

With a curb weight of 4680 lbs., BMW X5 is the least bulky ride in the competition. The ride offers a superior 21 mpg of combined fuel economy. X5 xDrive 35i relies on a 3.0L I6 TwinPower turbo engine, capable of producing 300 units of power and torque.

BMW X5 shoots to 60 MPH in 6.1 seconds. The SUV has an impressive ground clearance of 8.3 inches in addition to boasting a wheelbase of 115.5 inches. BMW X5 xDrive 35i offers the most front headroom and shoulder-room of 40.5 and 61.5 inches, respectively.

Land Rover Discovery SE

Yet another major rival to the 2019 Lexus GX 460 SUV is the Land Rover Discovery SE. The ride flaunts the least expensive price-tag of $49,990 among its competitors. Land Rover Discovery SE combines a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission.

Land Rover Discovery accelerates to 60 MPH in 7.1 seconds and covers a quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds. The latter is the best time available in the segment. Land Rover Discovery offers 18 mpg of combined fuel economy and a most-in-league cargo capacity of 82.7 cubic feet.

2019 Lexus GX 460 Final Verdict

The 2019 version of the Lexus SUV might have some add-ons and added a few tech but it still manages to be one of the most outdated SUV till date. This Lexus is still part of the second generation Lexus GX 460 which was released in 2010. Even with the short turning radius, it does not take turns well and you can encounter body roll too. The commanding seat positioning is negated by these facts alone. But on the plus side, the car is a great hauler and has some of the most opulent seats in the segment too.