Within the ranks of Lexus vehicles, certain models are known for possessing boundless levels of comfort and refinement. Others have a rich history of rough-and-ready off-road performance that isn't exactly conducive to a serene driving experience. Within these seemingly polar opposite groups sits the GX 460, a midsize luxury SUV that tries to offer the best of both worlds.
Similar in its basic design to the Toyota 4Runner, the Lexus GX 460 has the robustness it needs to survive off-road adventures. Traction is assured by a four-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing and a high-tech adaptive suspension that also aids the GX around town. It's not a perfect balance, and buyers are likely to find that luxury crossover SUVs offer a smoother ride and sportier handling. Still, if you're looking for a multipurpose SUV with genuine off-road capability and elegant cabin furnishings, the Lexus GX 460 is worth considering.