The Lexus GX 460 is a high-end sport utility vehicle which is very capable and supplies a smooth ride. Although its exterior is a bit out-of-date, inside the cabin, the GX 460 offers plenty of contemporary technology. The interior is large and comfortable too, but its freight space is a bit shallow and limited. Under the hood, it is powered by a strong V-8 system and basic all-wheel drive system. Sadly, the GX 460 shows poor fuel efficiency and acceleration also. Its main rivals on the marketplace are Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLE Class and Land Rover Discovery.
There are lots of fascinating stories behind the naming of the 2019 Lexus GX 460. To start with, the GX stands for Grand Crossover. Therefore, when you hear this for the first time, you would think it is a full-size SUV. In the matter of reality, this vehicle belongs to the mid-size class. In addition, the GX 460 is the second generation model and the successor of the GX 470. After the switch from 4.7-liter to 4.6-liter engine, the company chose to show it in the name.
Now, fans are asking when will the Lexus GX 460 be redesigned. The next edition might offer the predicted response. In addition, we want to know more about changes the redesign is bringing. Furthermore, trim levels constantly bring different stock and accessories. Dimensions and height of the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will be the same as for its predecessor. On the other hand, we can anticipate changes on the specs sheet.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Exterior
When it comes to exterior style, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will feature the widely known square and boxy appearance. It is extremely tall too and the entry and exit are high but it features big doors. The front end is dominated by the big spindle grille and a set of LED headlamps. Perhaps, the GX 460 could get some small refreshments of the front and rear fascias in order to look fresh. It will ride on standard 18-inch wheels.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Interior
When it pertains to the interior, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will use roomy and comfy cabin which will get many contemporary features. It has three rows of seats and it is able to invite as much as 7 guests. The 3rd row is flat-folding which offers more freight space. As well, the third row is mainly appropriate for kids. The base model gets NuLuxe upholstery while the Premium cut will include genuine leather upholstery. The control panel will feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen with the infotainment system. The Android Auto and Apple CarPlay won’t be in the offer.
When it comes to the equipment, the base model comes standard with power front seats, a moonroof, a rearview video camera, cruise control, power features and so on. The heated and aerated front seats, navigation, smartphone-app connectivity and blind spot displays will be optional. The Premium cut will add navigation, mahogany trim, and heated and ventilated trims. Lastly, the Luxury trim will get a rear air suspension, a heated guiding wheel, and adaptive suspension. The dual-screen rear-seat DVD home entertainment and Mark Levinson audio system with 17 speakers will be optional.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Engine
We currently mentioned that Lexus changed 4.7-liter with a 4.6-l engine. Both are V-8. Nevertheless, there are considerable specs differences, the power output at the top place. A 4.7-l V-8 could provide 265 hp and 323 lb-ft of torque. With the switch to a 4.6-liter unit, the crossover didn’t just change its name. It got around 40 more horses and 5 pound-feet of twisting power. That is not all given that the drive in the city is more affordable. A boost of simply 1 mpg is significant when its mileage leaps from 14 to 15 mpg. Both engines return 18 mpg on highways.
This is still an extremely bad outcome. Nevertheless, that is the cost of a full-time 4×4 system. The 2019 Lexus GX 460 gets the special six-speed sequential-shift automated transmission with lockable center differential. There is also an electronically managed transmission with intelligence.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
The carmaker still hasn’t said when the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will go on sale. Its price should be similar to the one of the existing model which begins at around $52,000.