Lexus GX 460 (150-Series)

Lexus GX 460 (Front)
Lexus GX 460 (Front) – Photo courtesy of Lexus
Lexus GX 460 (Rear)
Lexus GX 460 (Rear) – Photo courtesy of Lexus
Lexus GX 460 (Interior)
Lexus GX 460 (Interior) – Photo courtesy of Lexus

Lexus GX 460

Model Years Produced: 2010 to Current

The GX 460 may look and feel like a luxury SUV, but under the skin, it is secretly a Toyota Land Cruiser in disguise. Sold as the “Land Cruiser Prado” overseas, the GX 460 is one of the most reliable vehicles on the planet – in fact, it was Consumer Reports’ most reliable vehicle of 2021. What’s more, it’s also an ultra-capable 4×4. Not bad for a truck that’s normally purchased by upper-middle-class suburban soccer moms.

The GX received a facelift in 2020 which also finally included modern safety features like lane departure warning and pre-collision warning. In 2022, it received an interior refresh which included a new infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Verdict

Pros

  • Extraordinarily reliable
  • Comfortable
  • Simple to use, familiar controls
  • Lexus dealership experience for both sales and service is top tier

Cons

  • Poor fuel economy (on premium gas)
  • Dated interior
  • Handles a bit more “truck”-like than some of its unibody competitors

Reviews

Consumer Reports

SavageGeese

Other Outlets

Specifications

All figures are as of 2022 model year.

  • Transmission: Toyota 6-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4WD standard w/ 2-speed transfer case
    • Air suspension optional
    • Electronically locking center differential standard
    • Locking rear differential optional
  • Base curb weight: 5126 lbs
  • Max cargo capacity: 64.7 cu ft
  • Seating: 2 rows (3 rows optional)
  • Rear leg room: 34.1 in
  • Towing capacity: 6500 lbs

Engines

Toyota 1UR-FE - 4.6L V8

Power Figures

  • 301 hp
  • 329 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 16mpg combined
  • 15mpg city
  • 19mpg highway