The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is a perfect SUV that is more than a capable off-roader. While not so smooth on the road, this model shares plenty of stuff with the Toyota 4Runner. The GX 460 comes with a pleasant interior that can accommodate up to seven passengers. The room inside the cabin is great and the exterior looks rugged.
After its second-generation that happened in 2009, Lexus GX 460 didn’t change that much as the last exterior facelift was in 2014. Thanks to the four-wheel drive system and powerful engine, this SUV can tackle basically all the types of difficult terrains.
2019 Lexus GX 460 redesign
The upcoming 2019 Lexus GX 460 is one tall SUV with the square shape. Its robust body didn’t change in the previous years, and this SUV lacks aerodynamics. The doors are huge and getting in and out of the new GX 460 is easy. The running boards for the stepping in and out of the vehicle are standard which is great as this is a really tall model.
The rear door comes with the side-opening arrangement, and the opinions are divided. Some of the customers are real fans of this types of doors, while the other hates it as loading stuff can become awkward at the moments.
Design changes for the approaching 2019 GX 460 are minor as the only innovation is a new front grille. The spindle grille is now mounted into the front and it holds four horizontal bars that are finished in chrome. The rest of the exterior will stay intact.
The luxury model 2019 Lexus GX 460 will get plenty of color options. Some of them are Black Onyx [Black], Fire Agate Pearl [Brown], Claret Mica [Red], Nebula Gray Pearl [Gray], Nightfall Mica [Blue], Starfire Pearl [White] and the attractive one Silver Lining Metallic [Silver].
2019 Lexus GX 460 interior design and trims
This SUV offers to the seat for seven persons across the three rows. The room is great, even in the third row and the seats are comfortable, especially at the front. Seats are easy to configure and the third-row seats are folding flat for additional cargo space.
Cloth materials are standard on the base trim level while the Premium models will get real leather seats. All of the controls are easy to use and the arrangement of buttons and knobs is superb. The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is one well-equipped SUV, even the base model.
Plenty of wood trims are present in the 2019 Lexus GX 460, power-adjustable front seats come with base trim, just like the dual-zone climate control and power moonroof. Moreover, a rearview camera is standard as well. Also, in the standard one model, we will see 10-way-power front seats, nine-speakers across the cabin with the AM/FM/CD display audio system and there is 8-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity.
On the higher trims, the buyers will get 3-zone automatic climate control, Premium Surround Sound audio system Mark Levinson with a 17-speakers and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.
Interior comes with few color options Black w/Synthetic Leather NuLuxe Seat Trim or Leather Seat Trim [Black], Ecru w/Leather Seat Trim [Beige] and Sepia w/Synthetic Leather NuLuxe Seat Trim or Leather Seat Trim [Beige].
The latest addition to the safety features is rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. Furthermore, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will also have 10 airbag system, traction control, anti-lock braking system and lane departure alert.
2019 Lexus GX 460 powertrain details and fuel economy
The only engine under the hood of the new 2019 Lexus GX 460 is a 4.6-liter V8. This unit comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and the off-roading is great thanks to the full-time four-wheel drive configuration. While capable, this engine is offering a low fuel economy that is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
The V8 engine can produce up to 301 HP and 329 lb-ft of torque. These numbers are stunning for this segment.
The competitors such as BMW X5, Audi Q7, and Infiniti QX60 are offering better fuel economy and better comfort. However, if you want to go off-roading, you won’t find much better models than the 2019 Lexus GX 460.
Towing capacity and accelerate time
The upcoming 2019 Lexus GX 460 comes with solid body-on-frame construction and this four-wheel drive beast is capable of towing up to 6,500 lbs. This SUV is also very quick, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.0 sec. Furthermore, from 0 to 100 mph this SUV will need 20 sec. Top speed is limited to the 113 mph.
2019 Lexus GX 460 release date, price and competitors
This SUV will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2018. The price of the 2019 Lexus GX 460 starts at $53,000. However, if you opt for higher trim levels with more optional features loaded, the price could go up to $70,000.
As the rivals, the newest model will compete with the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Infiniti QX80, Land Rover LR4, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz GL.