The new 2014 Lexus GX 460 stands out as one of the few SUVs with a truck base in the premium sector. You will most likely want to buy it for long family trips, although it does act pretty well on rough terrain. We are faced with some flaws but since we talk about a really specific niche that is targeted, we can say that Lexus nailed this one and made most of the competition tap out.
Review At A Glance
If you do not have the patience to look at all the factors we will outline below, you should at least read the pros and cons.
- Very comfortable driving position and front seats
- A powerful V8 engine
- Strong towing ability
- Bad gas mileage
- High cargo floor
More About Lexus GX 460 2014
The Lexus GX is basically situated at the same platform level as Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. It is just more powerful as the V8 engine is more than necessary and we have the trademark Lexus luxurious interior that is highly envied and filled with technology. The exterior is stylish but some will not like it. However, those that do not like it will also not like truck-based SUVs in general.
The 2014 GX 460 marks the fifth year of existence for the GX line. There are not many changes since the debut but, as expected, some exterior modifications appeared:
- New grille
- New wheels
- New LED based daytime headlamps and lights
Even if we have truck roots in the GX 460, it does not mean that the interior is truck like. There is basically all the luxury and convenience you expect and Premium Grade takes luxury even further with various tech extras and rich infotainment features. In 2014 we see the use of Lexus Remote Touch, which is definitely pretty good.
2 different safety packages are included. Together, they manage to offer a good pre-collision system and also offer dynamic cruise control, crawl control, high-beam assist and driver attention monitoring.
Every single person that drove an SUV in this class surely knows what to expect and will appreciate the Lexus 2014 GX 460. The engine brings you to 60 miles per hour in just 7.8 seconds and there are no flat spots noticed during acceleration. We have a 6 speed automatic transmission and the overall ride quality is impressive. Your cabin is quite but that should come as no surprise since we do talk about a Lexus. The only problem is that the gas mileage is 15 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. You need to use premium fuel so this will cost you.
Outward visibility is great since you will sit high as compared to beltline. Padded seats offer good support and you have much legroom and headroom available. Your second seat row is roomy but the third one is impractical and small. Also, you will not like the side opening hatch as it is on the right of the vehicle. That is quite impractical.
On the whole, the Lexus 2014 GX 460 is a very good SUV in its truck based class. You will most likely love the interior and the engine is quite strong. However, if you are not a fan of such SUVs, you will not be blown away.