The Lexus GX 460 is a high-end sport energy vehicle which is really capable and supplies a smooth flight. Although its exterior is a bit outdated, inside the cabin, the GX 460 offers a lot of modern technology. The interior is large and comfy too, however its cargo space is a bit shallow and restricted. Under the hood, it is powered by a strong V-8 system and basic all-wheel drive system. Sadly, the GX 460 shows bad fuel performance and acceleration likewise. Its primary competitors on the marketplace are Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLE Class and Land Rover Discovery.
There are many interesting stories behind the identifying of the 2019 Lexus GX 460. Firstly, the GX represents Grand Crossover. For that reason, 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. Moreover, 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 reveal it in the name.
Now, fans are asking when will the Lexus GX 460 be upgraded. The next edition might give the expected action. In addition, we would like to know more about changes the redesign is bringing. Furthermore, trim levels constantly bring different inventory and accessories. Measurements and height of the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will be the same when it comes to its predecessor. On the other hand, we can anticipate changes on the specifications sheet.
When it concerns exterior style, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will feature the popular square and boxy look. It is really tall too and the entry and exit are high but it features large doors. The front end is controlled by the large spindle grille and a set of LED headlamps. Maybe, the GX 460 could get some minor drinks of the front and rear fascias in order to look fresh. It will ride on standard 18-inch wheels.
When it concerns the interior, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will use spacious and comfortable cabin which will get lots of modern-day features. It has three rows of seats and it is able to welcome up to seven travelers. The 3rd row is flat-folding which provides more cargo space. As well, the third row is mainly ideal for kids. The base model gets NuLuxe upholstery while the Premium cut will add real leather upholstery. The control panel will feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen with the infotainment system. The Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will not remain in the deal.
When it comes to the equipment, the base model comes standard with power front seats, a moonroof, a rearview camera, cruise control, power features and so on. The heated and aerated front seats, navigation, smartphone-app connectivity and blind spot monitors will be optional. The Premium trim will add navigation, mahogany trim, and heated and aerated trims. Lastly, the Luxury trim will receive 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.
We currently mentioned that Lexus replaced 4.7-liter with a 4.6-l engine. Both are V-8. However, there are considerable specs distinctions, the power output at the first place. A 4.7-l V-8 could deliver 265 hp and 323 lb-ft of torque. With the switch to a 4.6-liter unit, the crossover didn’t only change its name. It gained around 40 more horses and 5 pound-feet of twisting power. That is not all since the drive in the city is more economical. An increase of just 1 mpg is considerable when its mileage jumps from 14 to 15 mpg. Both engines return 18 mpg on highways.
This is still a very bad result. However, that is the cost of a full-time four-wheel drive system. The 2019 Lexus GX 460 gets the unique six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission with lockable center differential. There is also an electronically controlled transmission with intelligence.
The carmaker still hasn’t stated when the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will go on sale. Its price ought to be similar to the one of the present model which begins at around $52,000.