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Used 2018 Lexus GX 460 Consumer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Best old school SUV

Dhananjay, 07/30/2018
2018 Lexus GX 460 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
47 of 48 people found this review helpful

I have this car for the past 4 months and I love it every time I step in. Now, this car is old school and it lacks some of the latest gadgetry but other than that this car is best the SUV ever. For starters, I like the driving position a lot. It gives you the nice commanding view of the road for which old school SUVs are famous for. The overall visibility from the driver seat is amongst the best. I took the test drive of 2018 Q7 and MDX and I can tell you the driving position and visibility of GX460 is superior to both. Second I like the silky smooth engine and the transmission which in my opinion is the best in the industry. Third I like the ergonomics of this car a lot. Once you take the driving position, every button on the dashboard and steering is very ergonomically located. This is where I feel inspite of lack of technology when compared to the latest cars like Q7, GX460 is still very easy to drive. And the last, the turning radius of this big SUV is surprisingly very small. Its just so easy to maneuver this car because of such a small turning radius (smaller than both MDX n Q7) that you dont find any need of any park assist features that the Germans carry. Also, the 4X4 of this vehicle is legendary, along with the Lexus reliability, this car is perfect Zombie proof vehicle with can go anywhere capability. Now everything is not good, there are some shortcomings like this car is like a tank, its torquey but its slow. Second, it has a bad average fuel mileage and third in 2018 this car lacks modern driver assistance technologies.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great overall SUV, if you want an SUV

Jim, 10/11/2017
updated 04/12/2022
2017 Lexus GX 460 Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
33 of 35 people found this review helpful

I wanted a true SUV and not a crossover, so that pretty much limited my choices to Jeep, Lexus, and Land Rover (I know there are others like the G waggen, but these are the ones I considered). Although I had and loved a Grand Cherokee ZJ limited, I don't really like the size, comfort or look of the modern Grand Cherokee, so that was not an option. I own a land rover Discovery 2, and although I love it, it is not the most reliable car. The newest generation, the new discovery 5, was louder, uglier and felt less comfortable then the GX. The Velar has a nicer dashboard, but no 4Lo or locking differential AND it is a lot smaller. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are both more expensive and neither felt all that much more comfortable then the GX (tbh, I think the GX rides better). In addition, it seems that every rover dealership has a few buy backs for sale and my experience with land rover dealerships leaves a lot to desired. So I decided those were not for me. Then there was the GX. Large, strong, dependable, good looking, locking center dif, quiet and comfortable. Is it a sports car? No. But it definitely holds it's own on the highway and up winding mountain roads. It's large enough to haul 4 ( as many as 7) people and a lot of stuff without a worry (both on and off road). Only down sided is that it is NOT fuel efficient. The front seats are not as plush as in my 1995 grand cheorkee limited, but still better than most other SUVs. Now at 20k I can say I haven't had to take the car back to the dealer for any repairs Update: I have 75k miles on it now. Still reliable. Seats not all that comfortable and storage is limited. Other than that, I have no complaints. It does great in snow, mud and gravel. Ok on high. Not very fuel efficient

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5 out of 5 stars

GX 460 Premium - Enjoying the Upgrade

MS, 04/30/2020
2018 Lexus GX 460 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
23 of 24 people found this review helpful

I owned Toyota 4Runners for the past 8 years. Averaged 18-19 MPG on them. My most recent was a 2016 SR5 Premium. Although I liked my 4Runner, I felt the ride and features were pretty outdated. No LED headlights, no climate control, no BSM, so-so seats, and a pretty tippy ride. I actually liked my 2007 4Runner better. After looking at a new 2020 4Runner and realizing the equipment and looks still wasn't much different, I decided to try a 2018 GX. I am loving the smoother ride, decent acceleration, and all the luxury features and quiet comfort of a Lexus. And the lights are so much better at night. I have the certified warranty which will last me longer than a new 3 year warranty on a new 4Runner would have. But the biggest surprise is the gas mileage. I am averaging 19 MPG after 2 months. This truck will achieve 20 MPG or better on the highway and other roads if you can avoid a lot of stop and go driving. It feels a little heavier than the 4Runner which it is, but it is smoother and quiet overall. So far, so good.

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4 out of 5 stars

* LUXURIOUS BEAST

Kevin Smith, 06/04/2018
2018 Lexus GX 460 Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
24 of 26 people found this review helpful

* THIS SUV does "almost" everything well. Smooth and quiet ride, great acceleration and passing capability, looks and comfort make for a great vehicle. The one glaring flaw that I hesitate to bring light to is the cargo space when using the third row seating. You literally cannot put ANYTHING behind the third row seats. Okay, maybe a newspaper but that's even pushing it.

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2 out of 5 stars

2017 GX 460

Kevin Coldwell, 09/19/2017
2017 Lexus GX 460 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
49 of 57 people found this review helpful

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.

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