The Lexus GX is a midsize luxury SUV designed for drivers who are looking for utility and higher levels of luxury. Lexus initially introduced the GX in 2003 for the model year. Since then, the SUV has been through two generations, with the latest one launching with the model year 2010.
A majority of people don’t require the level of utilitarian features it provides. Lexus GX offers, but If you live in a region that experiences an abundance of snow, or if you love going out in style, it is a great vehicle to think about. It is a body on frame , which means it drives more like an automobile than a truck and is not like the modern crossover SUVs which have become very well-known. However, for a truck, the ride is comfortable and refined even driving through twisting canyon roads. The engine and transmission provide rapid acceleration in city traffic but freeway merging as well as steep hills reveal the limitations for the motor in a significant way.
Trims and Pricing
Lexus produces GX. Lexus makes GX with two different trims: Premium and base. The standard equipment on base models includes power-adjustable front seat and 18-inch alloy wheels. sunroof, running boards leather upholstery, heated and cool front seats as well as rain-sensing wipers, fog lights, heated side mirrors as well as a steering wheel that can be adjusted with third row seats that fold up with driver memory settings, auto dimming rearview mirrors and dual zone climate control with backup camera, as well as an audio system that has 9 speaker, Bluetooth connectivity, six CD changer iPod interface, an the auxiliary input jack, and satellite radio. Premium models include the identical features as the base models, but they also include auxiliary input jacks and features and also include adjustable xenon headlights with a heated steering wheel as well as new leather upholstery, adaptive variable suspension, auto dimming of side mirrors and rear air conditioning as well as the second-row seats are heated. There are a variety of stand-alone options offered on each trim level that include side mirrors that fold inwards for power as well as a the rear seat entertainment system as well as navigation, rear and front parking sensors as well as side view cameras, and an all-round Mark Levinson sound system featuring 17 speakers. The only options available are those at the Premium trim include the Crawl Control Offroad System and adaptive cruise control. driver’s attention monitor and the lane departure warning system. A GX is equipped with an invoice for factory service of approximately $52,000 for the base model as well as an MSRP around $55,000. The Premium trim adds around $5,000 to the MSRP. As a member is a hassle-free shopping for a car, and you are always offered an upfront cost at the Certified Dealer.
Engine and Performance
The Lexus GX is a utility vehicle with plenty of power. its Lexus GX’s mighty 4.6-liter V8 engine, which puts out 329 horsepower and 301 pounds-feet of torque. Its standard gearbox is a 6-speed automated. Four-wheel drive is standard, as well the dual range transfer box. If properly equipped the vehicle is able to haul up to 6,500 pounds. The EPA estimates that fuel efficiency is 15 mpg in city driving and 20 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg when combined driving.
Although the GX is an unpretentious SUV it’s interior offers the highest level of luxury. Customers can pick between the black, cream or grey leather seats. Metal and wood parts are used to decorate the cabin. This, when combined with soft-touch surfaces provides an extremely luxurious feel. True to Lexus tradition the quality and fit of the cabin is top-of-the-line. The road noise even at highway speeds is quite minimal. Lexus has placed crucial features on the driver’s wheel in easy places, and the controls on central stacks are big and simple to use when driving. The gauge cluster is designed in a straightforward layout, so that motorists can easily read the gauges quickly. The space is great for front seats, which are made to be shaped to provide the best comfort. The second row has enough space however the seats are quite flat and uncomfortable. The third row can be used only for occasional use and will only accommodate the smallest of children. By folding down the back 2 rows gives the cargo space of 92 cubic feet and enough space to carry even tiny furniture pieces. The biggest drawback is the hinged door in the rear rather than a liftgate with the hinged part to the passenger side the vehicle, making the loading process at the curb unnecessarily complicated. If you have to put an item of a smaller size in the back the rear window will raise, which makes it easier to access the rear quickly.