The Premium and Luxury trim levels of the 2017 Lexus GX 460 are a seven-seater luxury midsize SUVs, which are known for off-road abilities and intuitive technology features. The price of the 2017 Lexus GX 460 Premium starts at $56,125 while the 2017 Lexus GX 460 Luxury is starting at $63,380. As far as new feature changes are concerned for 2017 model the sport design package is now added as a standard.
ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS
The SUV is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers an impressive 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 RPM, and it is paired with a six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
According to the EPA, it has fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The towing capacity of this four-wheel drive SUV is 6,500 lb, which is superb.
Moreover, the SUV has 7.8-second time for the 0 – 60 mph sprint. It has a turning circle of 41.1 ft with a top track speed of 110 mph. And, it has aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.35. Besides, the fuel tank capacity of this SUV is 23.0 gal.
On the exterior front, the SUV features sport design and comes with LED headlights, auto dimming side mirrors, LED fog lights, illuminated front scuff plates, headlamp washers, Gunmetal Metallic 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, roof rails, a windshield de-icer, tall taillights, sunroof, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert and remote keyless entry.
Besides, the rear spoiler of the car has an integrated wiper which helps to increase visibility through the rear window.
Dimensionally, the SUV measures 192.1 inches in length, 74.2 in width and 74.2 inches in height, at the same time it has a wheelbase of 109.8 inches. The curb weight of the vehicle is 5,179 lb.
So basically highlights in the exterior of this years Lexus GX 460 are the high gloss silver front end spoilers,radiator grill cover garnish , outer mirror housing a plating , Stainless steel hip exhaust rear combination lamps, gun metal toned 18 inch alloy wheels .
On the inside, the SUV looks decent and comes with plenty of features such as 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats, push button start, heated and ventilated front seats, mahogany wood trim on the steering wheel and shift knob, heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, three zone automatic climate control with interior air filter, smog sensor and automatic recirculation mode.
Other features of the SUV include a rear seat video entertainment system, a navigation system, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth and two USB ports.
Moreover, the car is blessed with Driver Support package that includes adaptive cruise control with pre-collision warning system, additional front and side parking cameras, automatic high beam control, off-road oriented crawl control feature and a lane departure warning system.
The SUV has cargo capacity of 64.7 cu ft. In addition, it has power folding third row seats and cargo cover also.
The performance of the car is good. Ride quality of the SUV is nice. On the braking front, the SUV is packed with 13.3-in ventilated front discs, 12.3-in ventilated rear discs.
The front suspension of the SUV is fitted with independent double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar while the rear suspension is fitted with Four-link with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar.
In terms of safety, the SUV comes equipped with Four-wheel power assisted discs, with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Auto on Headlights, Front impact airbags, Overhead airbags, Side impact airbags, Knee airbags.
Other safety features of the SUV include Downhill Assist Control, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Seatbelt pretensioners, Stability Control, Night Vision, Rollover Protection System, Lane Departure Warning, Parking Sensors, Intelligent High Beam Headlamps, High Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Traction Control.
The main advantage of this seven seater SUV is its off-road performance. The cabin is quiet and spacious. The second row of the car is also roomy, and every seat has a height adjustable headrest. On the plus side, the SUV features Smart Stop Technology, which automatically reduce engine power when the accelerator pedals and the brake are pressed at the same time under certain conditions.
Furthermore, the notable feature of this SUV is second-row captain’s chairs with a center aisle pass through, which is now available.
One of the major drawbacks of this SUV is its acceleration, which is not up to the mark. Materials of the cabin is not very impressive. Third row of the car is small and impractical and, at the same time, not very comfortable. Apart from these, the SUV has poor fuel economy.
The 2017 Lexus GX 460 comes with superb off-road performance and an all-new Sport Design Package. No doubt, this seven-seater SUV comes loaded with plenty of features, which satisfies most buyers.And yes ! If rear tailgate door was changed to a power lift gate the vehicle exterior would have been improved much better.