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A Toyota 4 Runner disguised as a Lexus
By gardenia1 on
Vehicle2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
ReviewI sold my 2010 Range Rover because of reliability issues and leased a 2011 Lexus GX 460 because everyone said it was one of the most reliable car brands. This may be true but this SUV feels very top heavy and the rear end has swung out on tight turns at higher speeds. This is a very uncomfortable feeling for an SUV that I assumed put safety first. The interior is not as luxurious as you might expect from Lexus and definitely not as nice as the 2003-2009 generation of this model (my friend has an 08'). The styling is bland as bland can be...it closely resembles the 2011 Toyota 4 Runner both inside and out. Radio and phone controls clumsy and confusing, interior looks and feels cheap.
Best FeaturesI like the additional seating that rises out of the cargo area. This is really more of a truck than a luxury SUV so I don't feel bad if it gets dirty or soiled.
Worst FeaturesGas mileage is dismal as are the radio and climate controls. You shouldn't have to go to multiple separate screens to see the outside temp or use the phone. Radio knob placed where a passengers left knee sits is annoying as most passengers end up unintentionally changing the radio station by moving their knee. Leather on the seats feels and looks cheap as does the entire console with plastic made to look like metal. Car feels tippy and unstable in high winds or freeway off ramps. Rear access door swings open, hinges on the right side, exactly where you don't want it (if loading from the curb). If a car is parked behind you and is too close you cannot open the rear door...which has happened.
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