2019 Lexus GX 460 SUV

What’s new

  • Blind-spot monitoring now standard
  • Part of the second Lexus GX generation introduced for 2010

Pros & Cons

  • Impressive off-road capability in a segment largely without it
  • High seating position provides a good view of the road
  • Easy-to-use interior controls
  • Compromised cargo space and third-row seat
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Poor fuel economy and acceleration
  • Rough ride on broken pavement
MSRP Starting at
$52,505

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Which GX 460 does Edmunds recommend?

The Luxury is the most expensive trim level in the lineup, but it's also the most modern. It offers access to several features that the base trim level doesn't get, and the Luxury comes with adaptive air suspension that will help with off-roading. If your heart is set on the GX 460, the top-level Luxury trim is the one we'd recommend.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

6.8 / 10

The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is a vehicle with two purposes. The first is to get you where you want to go when the pavement ends. Underneath, it's a serious off-roader with a body-on-frame chassis and all the hardware it needs to travel rocky trails. However, according to the badges on the outside and the interior trimmings, it's a luxury three-row family hauler. Unfortunately for the GX 460, Lexus had to make a lot of compromises along the way to join these two purposes into one vehicle.

Because it's built on an old-school body-on-frame design, the GX 460 rides more like a truck than it does a modern crossover SUV. It's bumpy over broken pavement, and the flat, uncomfortable seats don't do much to help out. The GX 460's also relies on a rather dated powertrain. The 4.6-liter V8 is powerful enough to warrant a 6,500-pound tow rating, but it returns a rather disappointing EPA fuel economy rating of 16 mpg combined (15 city/18 highway).

It's not all bad news. The GX's off-road capabilities are undeniable, especially if you opt for the available adaptive suspension. That same adaptive suspension gives the GX impressive handling around curvy mountain roads. And while it looks a bit dated on the inside, the Lexus' interior is easy to get used to, with a simple layout and controls.

Given the available plethora of excellent, well-rounded luxury SUVs, it's hard to recommend such a single-minded rig. The Land Rover Discovery does a better job of mixing luxury and off-road capability, while crossovers such as the Acura MDX and the Volvo XC90 are more appealing overall.

2019 Lexus GX 460 models

The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is a large three-row SUV using traditional body-on-frame construction, and it has seating for seven people. Available second-row captain's chairs reduce seating capacity to six. There are base and Luxury trim levels available. Both come with a 4.6-liter V8 engine (301 horsepower, 329 pound-feet of torque), a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

Standard equipment on the base trim includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, running boards, a flip-up rear window in the swing-out tailgate, roof rails, Lexus' Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (improves off-road traction), a sunroof, a rearview camera, and keyless ignition and entry.

Inside, you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated-leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable steering column, a 40/20/40-split second-row seat (sliding, reclining, folding), and a 50/50-split folding third-row seat. Infotainment features include Lexus Enform emergency and remote vehicle services, an 8-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, and satellite and HD radio.

Stand-alone options include a blind-spot monitoring system (with rear cross-traffic alert), LED foglights, automatic wipers, a windshield de-icer, heated and ventilated front seats, and a navigation system. The Premium package bundles most of those stand-alone options (minus blind-spot monitoring) and further adds parking sensors, a unique front grille, heated second-row seats, leather upholstery, and three-zone climate control. You can also add second-row captain's chairs.

The GX 460 Luxury comes with all of the above as standard plus an adaptive and auto-leveling suspension, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, headlight washers, a heated wood-trimmed steering wheel, a rear cargo cover, the second-row captain's chairs, and upgraded leather upholstery.

Only the Luxury model can be enhanced with a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a two-screen rear-seat entertainment system, and the Driver Support package, which adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic braking, front- and sideview cameras, a driver inattention monitoring system, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and an off-road, low-speed cruise control system (Crawl Control).

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Lexus GX 460 (4.6L V8 | 6-speed automatic | 4WD).

Scorecard

Overall6.8 / 10
Driving6.5
Comfort7.0
Interior8.0
Utility7.0
Technology6.0

Driving

6.5

The Lexus GX 460 has much going for it but stumbles in key areas. Braking from 60 mph is last-in-class with a disappointing 139-foot stop. The transmission and throttle calibration get in the way of a strong V8 — especially during hard acceleration when the Lexus seems reluctant to respond to the driver's commands. Thankfully, low-speed handling maneuvers are easy thanks to its tight turning circle and light steering effort.

The KDSS suspension system gives it decent on- and off-road handling, but the steering is lifeless and numb. And its impressive off-road capabilities and hardware are foiled by the low-slung bodywork.

Comfort

7.0

The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is about as comfortable as you'd expect. It's supremely quiet, and the ride won't initiate motion sickness thanks to its well-calibrated suspension. But make sure you test out those seats before you sign on the dotted line. Everyone is different, but our staff was unanimous in our dislike for the seats due to the plank-like seat bottoms in all seating positions.

The climate control is really dated but, to its credit, it works exceptionally well. The front seats are heated and ventilated and the second-row seats are heated. All three rows have their own air vents, and those in the second row have their own climate controls.

Interior

8.0

The Lexus GX has a familiar, if dated, layout but it is easy to operate. There's generally a good deal of space, and a good driving position is easy to find. The high seating position gives a commanding view of the road, but it makes the step up a bit higher than in newer SUVs.

The standard parking assist makes maneuvering this vehicle in tight parking areas a breeze, as does the vehicle's excellent sight lines. The exterior mirrors are appropriately sized and welcome in both on- and off-road situations.

Utility

7.0

The second and third rows of seats may fold flat into the floor, but cargo capacity isn't class-leading. The load deck of this traditional body-on-frame SUV is somewhat high, so anyone of smaller stature will struggle to load in heavier objects. The swing-out rear door is also hinged on the wrong side, which blocks curbside access.

It has a decent tow rating of 6,500 pounds, but the tow hitch and wiring are dealer-installed accessories, not factory-integrated.

Technology

6.0

The GX's infotainment is a mix of capable and infuriating. While the sound system is strong, the audio screen won't stay put and constantly defaults to a summary screen. The GX also feels like a time capsule, with clunky voice controls, old navigation graphics, and no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support. For this price, and in this year, that's difficult to accept.

While Intuitive Parking Assist comes with the Premium package, active safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert only come standard in the top-level Luxury trim. Desirable active safety and driver aids such as dynamic cruise, a pre-collision system, and lane departure warning are only offered in an optional package with the highest trim.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Lexus GX 460.

5 star reviews: 71%
4 star reviews: 29%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.7 stars based on 7 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4 out of 5 stars, 2019 GX460 LEASING IT
Soto,
Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)

Traded in 2016 Rang Rover Sport, Loved the RR all around, but thought I'd save a bit of money and try the Lexus. Its a bit bulky and fuel is TERRIBLE. Guzzler... Power of V-8 is weak. Has a good turning ratio for maneuvering around for parking. Interior is cozy with room, seat comfort is also ok. Heated seat/ cool seat work good. nav screen is big and pretty easy to use. I have put 1000miles so far. Nothing really on the market that didn't either have tiny back window ( and look like every other suv avail) , or was 80k price tag. So far this SUV is OK. I won't be buying another one when this lease is up.

5 out of 5 stars, Way better than expected!!!
Nury,
Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)

The car is awesome! It rides really smoothly, it’s really comfortable, and the space is perfect for what we needed it for.

5 out of 5 stars, Perfect size
Parrott34,
4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)

Not to small like a Rav 4 and not crazy huge like a sequoia. Just the right size. But still high off the road. Love it

4 out of 5 stars, Decent SUV that is solid but not amazing
Gary,
Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)

Solid vehicle, dated tech. Smaller than the Buick Enclave. My wife is the primary driver and she loves it - I regret we didn't get another Enclave. We have 3 kids, the third row is barely usable.

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Features & Specs

4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
4dr SUV 4WD
4.6L 8cyl 6A
MSRP$52,505
MPG 15 city / 18 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower301 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD
4.6L 8cyl 6A
MSRP$63,905
MPG 15 city / 18 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower301 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite GX 460 safety features:

Lane Departure Alert
Warns you when you begin drifting out of your lane.
Pre-Collision System
Warns you about stopped or suddenly slowing vehicles ahead, then helps you apply full braking force or applies the brakes for you.
Driver Attention Monitor
Studies your actions behind the wheel to determine whether you're acting drowsy or distracted, then warns you accordingly.

Lexus GX 460 vs. the competition

Lexus GX 460 vs. Acura RDX

The Acura MDX is a well-rounded luxury crossover. It has three spacious rows of seating, lots of standard and optional equipment to choose from, and a comfortable ride quality. The Acura can't match the GX's off-road abilities, but its all-wheel-drive system should be sufficient for most owners. For drivers who spend most of their time on paved roads, the MDX is the right choice.

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Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota Land Cruiser

If the Lexus GX 460 seems too expensive, you might want to avoid the Land Cruiser altogether. But for the ultimate go-anywhere, three-row SUV, the Land Cruiser should be at the top of your list. The Toyota has lots of modern tech, along with a sophisticated suspension to help it along any trail. It's longer, taller and wider than the GX, and that means that the Land Cruiser has a bit more space for cargo and passengers, too.

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Lexus GX 460 vs. Land Rover Discovery

One of our complaints with the Lexus GX 460 is that it doesn't feel quite luxurious enough to warrant its big price tag. The Land Rover Discovery, however, is a different story. Its interior is full of plush materials, attractive surfaces and modern touches around every corner. The Discovery is also a seriously capable off-roader for such a high-end SUV. Interior controls in the Discovery, however, are a bit more difficult to use.

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FAQ

Is the Lexus GX 460 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 GX 460 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 6.8 out of 10. You probably care about Lexus GX 460 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the GX 460 gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the GX 460 has 11.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Lexus GX 460. Learn more
What's new in the 2019 Lexus GX 460?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Lexus GX 460:

  • Blind-spot monitoring now standard
  • Part of the second Lexus GX generation introduced for 2010
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Is the Lexus GX 460 reliable?
To determine whether the Lexus GX 460 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the GX 460. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the GX 460's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2019 Lexus GX 460 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Lexus GX 460 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 GX 460 and gave it a 6.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 GX 460 is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2019 Lexus GX 460?

The least-expensive 2019 Lexus GX 460 is the 2019 Lexus GX 460 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $52,505.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $52,505
  • Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $63,905
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What are the different models of Lexus GX 460?
If you're interested in the Lexus GX 460, the next question is, which GX 460 model is right for you? GX 460 variants include 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A), and Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A). For a full list of GX 460 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 Lexus GX 460

2019 Lexus GX 460 SUV Overview

The 2019 Lexus GX 460 SUV is offered in the following styles: 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A), and Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2019 Lexus GX 460 SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Lexus GX 460 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 GX 460 SUV 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 GX 460 SUV.

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