Although pretty old, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 is about to continue without bigger changes. The famous mid-size luxury SUV has been around for many years and we didn’t see a lot of changes. The current generation is present since 2009, which seems a little bit too much for such a competitive segment. This is probably the only pure-blooded SUV in its class since all competitors feature car-like, unibody platform. So, this model definitely has a lot to offer, especially if you’re looking for something that is more than just a crossover, something that can take you pretty much everywhere.
2019 Lexus GX 460 design
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 will continue without changes. The capable SUV has been around for almost a decade and haven’t changed a lot. There was a facelift several years ago when it received several styling novelties. Its specific design has both advantages and disadvantages. Speaking of good things, there is a rugged design, built over a real body-on-frame platform. With such design, it promises superior off-road capabilities, as well as great towing capacity. Also, it offers a pretty luxurious cabin, full of amazing tech features and quality materials.
On the other side, it seems a little bit aged, especially in terms of styling. The application of the brand’s new spindle-grille design language doesn’t seem to be such intense as in other Lexus models. Also, a facelift from a few years ago has brought a new bumper design, which improves visual appeal, but reduces ground clearance, which is the thing that many GX lovers will find as a drawback. Of course, there are things like poor fuel economy and not so good handling.
The cabin of this SUV hasn’t changed much over the years, so we don’t expect anything new from the 2019 Lexus GX 460. It will come with a familiar layout, which delivers a little bit outdated dashboard shape, but still full of tech features and quality materials. On the other side, the cabin is pretty spacious, with plenty of legroom and generous cargo space. It comes with three rows of seating in the standard version, capable of accommodating up to seven passengers.
How well is Lexus GX 460 equipped?
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 will continue in the same way, offering two trim levels. The base trim already comes with plenty of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are things like 18-inch wheels, Lexus’ Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, sunroof, LED headlights, rearview camera, roof rails etc. On the inside, you will find a nice 8-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings, 9-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, USB, HD radio and much more.
The Luxury trim includes all above but adds several more interesting things. Some of them are navigation, LED foglights, heated and ventilated seats, leather upholstery, three-zone automatic climate control etc.
2019 Lexus GX 460 engine
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 will continue with a familiar 4.6-liter V8 gasoline engine. It may be old and thirsty, but its reliability and durability are superior. A max output goes around 300 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to provide excellent performance both on and off the road. From zero to sixty, this SUV needs around 7.5 seconds, which seems more than enough for such a large and heavy vehicle. On the other side, poor fuel economy is the price you’ll have to pay. It goes around 15 mpg in city and 18 mph on highway.
How much can Lexus GX 460 tow?
If there’s one thing where 2019 Lexus GX 460 can blow the competition, that would be towing capacity. This one can two up to 6.500 pounds, which is almost two times more compared to an average mid-size crossover.
2019 Lexus GX 460 release date and price
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 will come by the end of the year. We don’t expect changes in price, so the new model should go in a range between 52.000 and 63.000 dollars.