Despite its Lexus badging and posh interior, the GX 460's driving manners quickly give away the fact that this 3-row luxury SUV was built to conquer far more than freeways....
... The GX 460's fully boxed frame withstands the abuses of extreme off-road excursions, but it's not ideal on the asphalt where most drivers will use it most of the time. Overall ride quality is certainly acceptable, but it's not the pillow-soft refinement found in the 5-passenger Lexus RX
. On the other hand, the GX 460's 301-horsepower V8, smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission and 2-speed transfer case can tackle rutted terrain and tow up to 6,500 pounds. To help counteract the potential cornering lean inherent in a tall SUV, the Lexus GX features a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System that decreases body lean with its massive anti-roll bars or, when needed, automatically relaxes sway control for increased wheel articulation and greater traction off road.