Quick Spin: 2020 Lexus GX 460 Premium

2020 Lexus GX 460 Premium

2020 Lexus GX 460 Premium in Atomic Silver

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2020 Lexus GX 460 Premium

Class: Premium Midsize SUV

Miles driven: 333

Gas used: 19.6 gallons

Real-world gas economic climate: 17.0 mpg

Driving mix: 50% city, 50percent highway

CG Report Card
Place and Comfort B+
Energy and Performance B
Fit and Finish B+
Fuel Economy C
Value B-
Report-card grades are derived from an opinion of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in identical class. Value level is for specific trim level evaluated, and can even perhaps not mirror customer Guide’s impressions of the whole design lineup.
Huge & High Comfort
Huge Guy A
High Guy A-
Huge & high comfort ranks tend to be for front chairs only. “huge” score according to male tester weighing more or less 350 weight, “Tall” score according to 6’6″-tall male tester.
Engine Specs 301-hp 4.6L
Engine Type V8
Transmission 6-speed automated
Drive Wheels 4-wheel drive

EPA-estimated fuel economic climate: 15/19/16 (city/highway/combined)

Fuel kind: Premium fuel

Base price: $53,000 (not including $1025 destination fee)

Options on test car: Headlamp washers ($100), Premium Package w/ captain’s chairs ($3115; includes 18-inch dark metallic alloy tires, LED foglamps, rain-sensing wipers, windshield de-icer, Intuitive Parking Assist, Navigation Package, Gray Sapele lumber trim, heated/ventilated front side seats, heated second-row tilt/slide captain’s chairs, 3-zone automatic climate control), timber and leather-trimmed controls ($300), carpeting cargo mat ($105), door advantage guards ($140), cargo internet ($75)

Cost as tested: $57,860

Quick Hits

The great: elegant cabin trimmings; exemplary construction high quality

The good: powerful, responsive powertrain; high seating position and tall windows offer good exposure

The not great: gasoline economic climate; high load flooring; ponderous management in a few driving situations; much less space-efficient whilst the typical crossover-type SUV

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CG Says:

It is said that nutrients arrive at people who wait. If it’s so, there must be something good towards Lexus GX 460 premium-midsize sport-utility automobile.

The 3-row body-on-frame corporate cousin on Toyota 4Runner has-been on its existing platform (though with freshenings and extra functions) since 2010. Even when its maneuvering and on-road operating behavior aren’t a match for newer crossover SUVs, Consumer Guide however locates the GX 460 worthwhile for its construction, ability for off-road and towing usage, cushy ride, and plush cabin.

2020 Lexus GX 460 Premium

With a truck-type, body-on-frame fundamental design that goes back about 10 years, the GX 460 the most “old-school” entries in advanced midsize SUV class.

True to create, the GX does not break a whole lot of new floor for 2020. The big news—if it may be called that—is the standardization associated with Lexus protection program+ with automatic emergency stopping with pedestrian detection, autonomous disaster braking, lane-departure warning, transformative cruise control, and automated high-beam headlights. A step down in importance tend to be a revised take on the brand’s signature spindle grille and also the installing Light-emitting Diode headlights.

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2020 Lexus GX 460 Premium

The GX 460’s dashboard layout is neat and simple, in addition to products and system high quality are first class.

The last few GX 460s to come our way had been top-of-the-line Luxury models. But the 2020 tester had been a Premium, which sits during the center of this 3-tiered car line. The Premium does not have things such as the leather upholstery and wood trim associated with the deluxe design, but cedes nothing in area or power because of its beginning price of $54,025 with distribution.

The powertrain stays a responsive and smooth 4.6-liter 301-horsepower V8, a 6-speed automated transmission, and full time 4-wheel drive with Torsen limited-slip center differential with electric differential lock. EPA fuel-economy forecasts tend to be 15 mpg in town driving, 19 mpg traveling, and 16 mpg combined, and our time in the wheel showed those figures is pretty much in line with our experience.

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There’s good space for grownups inside comfortable front side seats and second-row captain’s chairs, in addition to “NuLuxe” faux leather furniture looks and feels excellent.

After its truck-like construction, the GX 460 feels just a little tippy available corners or when creating sharp changes in its road. The Premium lacks the adaptive adjustable suspension system and auto-leveling rear air suspension system that the deluxe features, and on-pavement trip is just a little harsh and noisy.

Passengers in the front two rows have great leg- and headroom, but grownups when you look at the third row will discover just a little less: legroom which marginally livable (but gets better if middle-row chairs tend to be tracked forward), knees-up seating on low cushions, and scarce headroom. Seating tend to be comfortable and supportive, save yourself for 3rd line, in which cushioning is slim. Standard traveler capability is seven, but optional middle-row captain’s chairs (these were in the test vehicle) cut seating to six people. Step-in from the exterior is high, and so the standard illuminated running boards are helpful. Glass area is plentiful enough to offer relatively unobstructed sight, event towards back corners.

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The GX 460’s 3rd line is best suited for the kids; the space is cramped, and seats tend to be tiny and sparsely cushioned. The rear screen is exposed independently of rear hatch, which will be convenient for stowing or retrieving tiny items.

Personal-item storage space is served by a good-sized glove field and a-deep system box (with a cushioned cover that doubles as an adjustable armrest), pouches regarding backs regarding the front side chairs, and storage pouches with container holders throughout doors. An electric slot and USB feedback are located in a covered console bin. Cup holders are observed when you look at the system and in accessories that fold out from the inboard edges associated with captain’s seats. Cargo room is restricted behind the 50/50-split third-row seating. They fold flush aided by the load flooring, nevertheless folded seat backs of the captain’s chairs sleep slightly higher than this plane. One interest is a tailgate hinged on right-side, perhaps not at the very top like the majority of SUV hatches.

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The GX 460 is not as cargo efficient as typical three-row crossover SUV. There’s a hardly any cargo area behind the third-row chairs, and most of our testers choose a normal top-hinged liftgate to your GX’s side-hinged rear gate.

Various other standard gear the GX 460 Premium includes 18-inch alloy tires, roofing rails, power moonroof, “NuLuxe” leatherette furniture, 10-way power-adjustable front side seats, dual-zone automatic weather control, a 9-speaker audio system with satellite radio, Lexus Enform Remote telematics with smartwatch and Amazon Alexa connection, and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic screens. Several of those functions had been enhanced through the $3115 Premium Package which was from the test car. The infotainment system in the GX does not have the Remote Touch central operator for audio, navigation, and apps, making these become managed more easily from the 8-inch touchscreen or through voice commands.

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The GX 460’s 301-hp 4.6-liter V8 definitely is not the most affordable powerplant around, nonetheless it’s laudably smooth and peaceful. Our test vehicle’s Premium Package included a dark metallic finish to the standard 18-inch alloy tires.

The 2021 GX 460 won’t be much distinctive from the ’20 design. The Premium will jump in price—at $56,915 to start—but will include most functions (many through the Premium Package option) to your standard-equipment list. That’s great for those who can wait.

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2020 Lexus GX 460 Premium

Cutting side it’s maybe not, but the Lexus GX 460’s time-tested mixture of impeccable build quality, luxurious cabin trimmings, and off-road-ready design continue steadily to win over a significant share of premium SUV shoppers.

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