2017 Lexus GX 460

2017 Lexus GX 460
MSRP range
$51,680 - $63,380


  • Capable off-road performance requires little effort from the driver
  • Plenty of luxury features and cabin amenities


  • Relatively ponderous handling around turns
  • Inconvenient side-swinging rear cargo door
  • Uncomfortable standard second-row bench seats
  • Poor acceleration and fuel economy from the V8 engine
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2017 GX 460
Kevin Coldwell, 9/19/2017
Just purchase 2017 GX 460 brand new from a dealer. car had 2 miles before i test drove it. Previously i was driving 2006 GX470. Let me tell you GX470 i really a luxury SUV and drives the way Lexus should drive. After driving for a week GX460 i started to notice a light vibration in steering wheel which was kind of odd to me since car has only 200 miles. I took it to dealership, they tested it out and stated you wheels are slightly off balance. (ok can happen not a big deal). I picked it up and drove for another day. Same issue plus car is pulling to the right. Called dealer and made appointment again. After evaluation dealer said you alignment is slightly off and performed alignment (very strange to me for a brand new car). After driving another day same issue just car pull to the left. Dealer had my car for 3 days, and when i picked it up dealer states everything is tested and drives better than any new Lexus on a lot. Today i will be returning it again because problem is still there plus navigation can't get calibrated. At least 2 times a week navi is off by good 15 miles. This lexus does not have power to it at all when driving on a street (my 2010 Accord 4cyl if faster than this GX ) plus when you driving it it feels like you riding a horse. THIS IS NOT A CAR THAT LEXUS USED TO MAKE. Save your money and get MB. I can't wait to get out of this car. Now it has only 600 Miles and i got nothing but problems. Lexus stated it drives like it should. VERY BUMPY ride, NOISY and not worth spending 65K. PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS LEXUS UNLESS YOU LOOKING FOR HEADACHE.
Lack of power a real problem
Ron Mann, 11/21/2016
If you are looking for a car to drive in the mountains this is not the car for you. Poor power and the 6 speed trans is constantly downshifting trying to find a low enough gear to get up steep grades. Sloped floor in the storage area puts everything you carry against the rear door so it falls out when you open the door. Had an '05 GX470 that I loved, this is nowhere near the same car. Lexus customer service would do nothing about my problems with this vehicle so I will be trading it ASAP.
Jorge, 6/1/2017
It's a great SUV. It's got plenty of power and feels great on the road.
Lexus Enform does not work.
KemN, 5/13/2017
That fancy tech package that might buy does not work. I bought my GX 460 30 days ago (April 2017). The Enform app is down with no date planned to fix the issues. DO NOT BUY THIS OR ANY LEXUS IF YOU WANT THE APPS TO WORK. Demand that the dealer demonstrate all of the features before you buy. They won't because they can't. It's crap. I have called both the dealer and Lexus. They will not help. Buy the Audi. I wish I had.
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Features & Specs

15 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
301 hp @ 5500 rpm
15 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
301 hp @ 5500 rpm
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More about the 2017 Lexus GX 460

Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the Lexus GX 460's target audience. No question, there are people who have to deal with extreme driving conditions in their day-to-day lives: Extreme snow, unpaved and ungroomed roads, or steep driveways strewn with boulders so big you need an oxygen mask to stand on top of them. Of those people, some have families. And of those people, some have money to spend on a luxury vehicle.

The GX 460 is one of very few vehicles designed for such extreme family motoring, with durable body-on-frame construction, a gutsy V8 engine, an off-road-ready four-wheel-drive system with high ground clearance, and three rows of seats. But the GX also has its downsides: Poor fuel economy, ponderous handling, a dated cabin and a lack of advanced driver-assistance and safety features in lower-trim models. There are other vehicles with similar capabilities — not many, but they are out there — and not all are saddled with these shortcomings.

Lexus is a whiz when it comes to leather and wood, and the GX 460's interior is warm and luxurious. But it also seems a bit behind the times, with an old-school feeling to the control layout. Though the front seats are comfortable, the second row is less so and the third row is only suited for small children. The GX 460 offers less cargo space than its rivals, and the tailgate is hinged on the passenger side, making curbside loading difficult (at least in countries where we drive on the right side of the road). That said, a top-hinged rear window does make it easy to drop in groceries and carry long items like surfboards.

The GX 460's 4.6-liter V8 produced 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque, and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive with a low-range transfer case. The GX 460 can tow up to 6,500 pounds and its off-road performance is excellent, but such abilities come at the cost of on-road manners. Steering and brakes are slower to respond than in a crossover, and big as the engine is, it has to work its oil pan off to get the 5,200-pound GX up to highway speeds. No surprise, then, that the EPA fuel economy rating is unimpressive — just 16 mpg combined (15 city/18 highway), enough to make us ask, "Is this much SUV really necessary?"

Lexus offers the GX 460 in two trim levels: Base and Luxury. Base is a poor name, since this version is very well equipped, though some luxury nice-to-haves come only in option bundles. The Luxury model is well worth having, not only for its extra creature comforts but for its auto-leveling rear air springs, which do wonders for the GX's ride.

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2017 Lexus GX 460 Overview

The 2017 Lexus GX 460 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A), and Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A).

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