2017 Lexus GX Buyer's Guide

Still Making 'em Like They Used To

Lexus' most affordable 3-row offering is something of a throwback in the midsize luxury SUV segment: a body-on-frame SUV. Truck-like construction qualifies the Lexus GX among the most capable off-roaders in the segment -- second only to the Land Rover LR4, maybe -- but that capability comes not without compromise. The GX isn't as smooth on the highway or as effortless around town as many of its competitors.

There's one thing ultimately appealing about the GX, however: It's a Lexus. The appeal of proven reliability, low ownership costs and a renowned dealership experience can't be denied.

Driving It

"Because of its rigid chassis and off-road-oriented suspension, the 2017 Lexus GX 460 won’t ride or handle like a sporty luxury sedan, and for this it makes no apologies. The rugged fully-boxed frame, big tires and full-time 4-wheel-drive setup make the GX 460 deliver a rather truck-like driving experience with steering that is sometimes slow to respond to input...But in areas where a luxury SUV is needed to work, the GX’s 301-horsepower V8 and smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic have what it takes to tackle the most stubborn off-road obstacles and provide up to 6,500 pounds of trailer-towing tenacity." Find out more in our 2017 Lexus GX full review.

Dynamic Suspension

Because the GX 460 is known for its off-road prowess and its luxurious cabin, the SUV's suspension has to be prepared for everything from twisty roads to deep ruts. The GX's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System improves handling on road and maximizes suspension travel off-road.

Build and Price

Pricing for the GX starts at about $52,000 and tops out at about $72,000. Build and price your own 2017 Lexus GX 460 to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Midsize Luxury SUVs

There are 10 other terrific choices in this segment, all of which are appealing for different reasons. Visit our Midsize Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on all your options.
 


 

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