The GX has a full size spare tire. And the wheels and tires are not the horrible low profile tires that ride like steel rims. Some SUV’s have run flat tires that will leave you stranded after 50 miles and others have reduced size spare tires. The GX would be perfect if they provided it with the luxury seats of the LX.
I purchased this vehicle for my wife after having an excellent experience with a Toyota Tundra. I was looking for reliability and she wanted luxury, both fell short. I’ll touch on the main issue first, reliability. The vehicle is not by any means cheap and with the Toyota/Lexus reputation I expected superior reliability. Early on, we had a check engine light that turned out to be an emissions pump that failed; this is a recall on other vehicles, but not the GX. I don’t remember the exact cost, but it was around $3k, which Lexus did not cover any of that expense. Recently, the radiator went out, which was another $1k (this is sort of a wear and tear issue so I’m not really complaining about it, just mentioning). And finally the issue that ruined it for me, our transmission failed which is a $7k fix. This is considered a luxury vehicle, but compared to competitors it is about 10 years behind the times. The quality of the interior is good, but the dash has not been updated in forever and is honestly less desiarable than any new pickup truck. I will say the LX has been updated, so I would imagine the GX should get a facelift soon.