The newest 2019 Lexus GX 460 luxury SUV shares many parts with Toyota’s popular Land Cruiser Prado. Over the years, the Lexus models have made their positions consolidated in luxury automobile segment.
Toyota’s luxury arc division, Lexus has emerged as a viable alternative to those seeking something other than the German and British luxury sedans and SUVs.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Offers much more space
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 has a stylish exterior and the style is somewhat aggressive, much like its stablemates. The spindle grille is huge and you cannot help admire it at front. The car is sold in 3 trims- base, Premium and top end luxury. The cabin is luxurious but not like that of German rivals.
The dashboard and seats made of top-notch materials and craftsmanship level are awesome. To get real wood trim and leather on seats, buying top trim will be required. Both front and 2nd rows of seats are comfortable and offer good lumbar support and headroom to passengers, including tall ones. The third row is somewhat tiny but not objectionable.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Safety Features and Trims
In terms of both safety and technologies, it is hard to find fault with the 2019 Lexus GX 460. Base trim gets anti-lock brakes, stability control, 10 airbags, rearview camera and the Safety Connect roadside assistance system is now standard. Available advanced safety features are a forward-collision warning, driver monitor system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and lane-departure warning. You may also opt for a surround-view camera setup.
One odd thing is that Driver Support Package which is standard in LX 570- is offered as an additional option here. It has also automatic emergency braking, automatic high beam headlights, and off-road crawl control.
The base trim gets LED headlights, moonroof, 18-inch alloy wheels and also an 8.0-inch touchscreen. In Premium trim you get ventilated leather front seats, mahogany wood trim, navigation. The top Luxury trim gets adaptive suspension system, semi-aniline leather trim, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, rear air suspension and heated steering wheel. Audiophiles can pay extra and get the Mark Levinson- audio system. Premium and Luxury trim can be equipped with sport appearance package.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Powertrain Info
The Lexus GX 460 has under the hood a V-8 4.6-liter engine that makes 301-horsepower. It is coming with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. However, it is not exactly a champion in sheer acceleration. Reaching 60 mph from 0 takes around 7.8 seconds- which is not much impressive in its class.
Its Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System works well in most situations. The cabin is insulated from road and wind noise, which is nice.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Price and Release Date
The exact pricing of 2019 Lexus GX 460 is not clear. However, the base trim price could be around $53.000. Top trim will be around 70.000. It will debut in late 2018.
Conclusion and Rivals
The new model Lexus GX 460 is a nice luxury SUV that gets some enhancements for 2019. The styling is typical Lexus but cabin receives some changes. The safety features are good but top ones are available as an option. The powertrain is decent but not great for acceleration. This model will be the main competitor to Audi Q7, Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTec, Infiniti QX60 and BMW X5.