2016 Lexus GX 460

 
2016 Lexus GX 460
 
2016 Lexus GX 460
 

2016 Lexus GX 460

MSRP 
$51,755
Invoice 
$48,455
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 20 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 4.6 L Premium Unleaded V-8, 301 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Four Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The GX 460 is more like a truck than a car-like crossover utility vehicle. It's closely related to the Toyota 4Runner -- so it has body-on-frame construction, an asset for anyone who tows regularly. The GX otherwise stands out for being especially well-equipped with both luxury-car comforts as well as useful off-road aids and safety-tech features. It might also prove more maneuverable and manageable versus a full-size luxury SUV such as a Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator.

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What's New For 2016

The Lexus GX is unchanged for 2016.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Lexus GX 460

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Safety Connect Emergency S.O.S
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • 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
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Automatic Equalizer
    • Regular Amplifier
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Lexus Premium Audio -inc: 8" touch screen, 9 speakers, in-dash 6-disc CD auto-changer 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 capabilites, 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 (turn-by-turn navigation can be requested through Siri and Apple maps) map displayed on phone screen, perform POI searches, requested search information read back to driver over vehicle audio system, read notifications and read calendar information, add reminders, calendar appointments and notes
  • Exterior Features
    • Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
    • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Flip-Up Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Rear Splash Guards
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Illuminated Running Boards
    • Body-Colored Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Conventional Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Roof Rack Rails Only
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • LED Brakelights
    • Laminated Glass
    • Aluminum Spare Wheel
    • Tires: P265/60R18 Mud & Snow -inc: full-size alloy spare
    • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" 6-Spoke Aluminum Alloy
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power front seats w/power lumbar and Lexus memory system for driver's seat
    • 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Altimeter, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • 7 Person Seating Capacity
    • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
    • Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • NuLuxe Seat Trim
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather Gear Shift Knob
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Conversation Mirror, 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Tracker System
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests and Rear Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 4.6L V8 DOHC 32V w/Dual VVT-i
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Sequential-Shift Auto w/ECT
    • 3.909 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 6,600 lbs
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
    • Electronic Transfer Case
    • Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 64-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • Towing w/Harness and Trailer Sway Control
    • 3 Skid Plates
    • 1295# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Active Anti-Roll Bars
    • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 23 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.3
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.3
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 64.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 46.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 11.6
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Premium Unleaded V-8
    • Displacement - 4.6 L/281
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 301 @ 5500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 329 @ 3500
    • Engine Oil Cooler - Regular Duty
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 109.8
    • Length, Overall (in) - 192.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.2
    • Height, Overall (in) - 74.2
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.4
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 23
    • Fuel Tank Location - Midship
    • Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.7
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.4
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 56.5
    • Second Head Room (in) - 40.4
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.3
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 55.2
    • Third Head Room (in) - 35.2
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 29.3
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 54.5
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 43.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 20
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.1
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Lexus GX 460
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Axle Type - Front - Independent
    • Axle Type - Rear - Rigid Axle
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.91
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.91
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P265/60HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P265/60HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Full-Size
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 6500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 650
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 6500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 975
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 6500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Four Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.52
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.04
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.40
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.72
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.59
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.22
    • Trans PTO Access - No
    • Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
  • Vehicle Features
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 10.4
  • Weight Information Features
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6600
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Full-Size
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Aluminum

2016 Lexus GX 460 Photos & Colors

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  • Black Onyx Claret Mica Fire Agate Pearl Nebula Gray Pearl Satin Cashmere Metallic Silver Lining Metallic Starfire Pearl
  • Black Onyx
  • Claret Mica
  • Fire Agate Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl

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Introduction

Finding takers for the GX 460 isn’t so easy anymore. Even with lower gas prices, Americans have been leaning away from rugged off-road-ready SUVs and toward crossovers with better fuel economy. Now entering the seventh year of its second generation, the GX hasn’t undergone many changes since 2010.

The truck-based Lexus GX offers a luxurious cabin for family journeys, along with full-fledged four-wheel-drive capabilities.

Slotted below the full-size LX 570, the GX 460 is closely related to the Toyota 4Runner. Rather than the 4Runner’s V6 engine, though, the Lexus GX 460 gets a more powerful V8. Overall, the GX delivers on Lexus’s long-lived promise of plush refinement, modern technology, and elegant design. None of those traits are typical of truck-based SUVs.

In addition to tough body-on-frame construction, the GX 460 gets low-range gearing in its four-wheel-drive system. (No two-wheel-drive version is offered.) Electronic assists are ready to help maintain control under a variety of conditions, in sundry terrains.

The four-wheel drive system includes a Torsen center differential, distributing 60 percent of engine power to rear wheels in normal driving. A center differential lock helps provide traction in sand, mud, or snow.

Comfortable inside and pleasurable on the road, the GX 460 promises off-road prowess that few real-world buyers actually need, but many would like to have, just in case. Another selling point is strong towing ability.

Anyone who has driven a true separate-body, truck-based SUV is likely to feel right at home, if more comfortably cocooned, in a cabin that might be dubbed delicate. Front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the driver should find a satisfying position without trouble.

Beneath the tall hood, a 4.6-liter V8 produces 301 horsepower, mating with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Not everything is perfect, led by a flaw that’s no surprise: poor fuel economy. Specifically, the GX 460 is EPA-rated at 15/20 mpg City/Highway.

We thought the steering felt too light and the brake pedal felt soft.

In terms of cargo-carrying convenience, the GX 460 has no rise-up liftgate. Instead, there’s a side-opening hatch, which can be helpful for loading. Trouble is, it’s hinged at the right, which can interfere with loading and unloading from the curb side.

An available navigation system comes with Enform services, including Destination Assist. For 2016, new Enform Remote allows owners to view and control vehicle details via a smartphone app.

Lineup

The Lexus GX 460 ($50,140) comes with leatherette upholstery, nine-speaker audio, HD radio with real-time weather and traffic, 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone/music, 18-inch alloy wheels, rearview camera, LED headlights, sunroof.

Premium ($54,585) adds three-zone automatic climate control, navigation, heated rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats, LED foglamps, Intuitive Park Assist, mahogany wood trim.

Luxury ($61,515) adds semi-aniline leather upholstery, adaptive variable suspension, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, rear air suspension with auto leveling, heated steering wheel, power folding third-row seats.

Each GX 460 is equipped with ten airbags. Combining two safety-tech packages can bring a Pre-Collision System, dynamic cruise control, Driver Attention Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, intelligent high-beams, and Wide-View Side and Front Monitor.

Walkaround

Though gently rounded, the Lexus GX exhibits classic-SUV proportions, melded with a considerable amount of chrome. Up front is a bold, if curious, rendition of Lexus’s spindle grille, flanked by big headlights and assertive-looking bumper air dams. Fenders that look carved-out and a tall beltline help yield a trucklike appearance.

Designers took the organic, gentle, and aerodynamic styling of the brand’s L-Finesse designs, augmented by a more solid and sculpted, if simple, look. From behind, it’s wider and more conservative, highlighted by tall taillights. In profile, the Lexus GX is emphatically truck-derived.

Interior

Inside, both the layout and look are upright and, again, trucklike. Materials and trim, on the other hand, stress high quality. Lexus managed to mix the chunky trim and bulky door handles of a truck with luxurious, soft materials. Instrument-panel design is also quite upright, with a horizontal-bar theme.

Compared to newer utility vehicles, you sit quite high relative to the beltline, which translates to great outward visibility. Well-padded, supportive seats combine with plenty of legroom and headroom, creating a truly pleasant environment.

Controls actually feel less cluttered than in Lexus passenger cars. We applaud the steering-wheel controls; readily legible gauge layout; and carefully laid-out center stack.

The second row is quite roomy. Not only is it split, but the seat slides forward and backwards to adjust legroom and ease entry into the third row. That third row is impractical and small, as well as hard to reach. Its standard power-folding mechanism steals space, too, preventing the cargo area from being low and flat. Adults and teens will probably suffer crunched knees and tight headroom.

Thick rear pillars make blind spots substantial. Fortunately, a rearview camera is standard, and a Wide-View Side and Front Monitor is available.

Driving Impressions

Off-road capability impedes the on-road dynamic character of the GX. Thus, this SUV isn’t as nimble on the highway as might be expected. Some drivers will be satisfied with the trade-off for its considerable off-road talents.

Ride quality is good, with or without adaptive suspension. Entry-level models, however, don’t seem to cope as well with choppy roads.

A GX feels surprisingly comfortable on twisty roads at a moderate pace. Steering lacks road feel, responds slowly, and suffers artificial off-center weighting. Thus, you can’t forget that the GX is a more traditional SUV than nimble crossovers. Spongy brake-pedal feel is especially unappealing.

Accelerating to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds is relatively sluggish for a V8. The 6-speed automatic transmission shifts promptly and smoothly, yielding no flat spots in sending power to all four wheels.

Five-setting Crawl Control manages momentum over harshest terrain, at speeds between 1.0 and 3.7 mph. A standard Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System helps keep the GX 460 level when cornering, as well as and in tricky off-road situations. At times when on-road, however, the system creates a jittery sensation.

Summary

If five-passenger seating will suffice, a GX is loaded with luxury amenities and classy interior trim. Still, active-safety features require an upgrade or an option group. Trucklike on the outside, it’s eminently refined and well-made inside.

Driving impressions by Kirk Bell. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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