The new 2017 Lexus GX 460 is a good choice for people looking for a traditional midsize SUV with three rows of seating. It offers plenty of luxuries and is a capable of-roader as well. You might however realize that the market offers better alternatives. The Lexus GX 460 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
These days, and as has been for a while, only Lexus and Land Rover bother with building off-road capable and luxury SUVs. Indeed, Lexus offers a couple of these off-roaders including the GX 460. It comes riding on the same platform that defines the Land Cruiser Prado mechanical underpinnings. Some of the highlights that define it further include a serious off-roading capability, a full-time four-wheel drive, a traditional body-on frame construction, and a high-clearance suspension.
The 2017 Lexus GX 460 interior is laden with lots of standard luxury amenities than you’ll ever need. It rides softly and soaks bumps and flattens mundane road conditions without affecting the comfortable aura inside. There’re some foibles though, the infotainment system appears dated and some redesign could go a long way, and the backseat is somehow cramped relative to its competition.
Beneath the hood, it comes with the familiar V8 engine that puts out an incredible output of around 301 horsepower. Depending on whether you spend most of your time on the pavement or off of it, the segment offers plenty of alternatives. Some of the rivals hot on the heels of the Lexus GX 460 2017 include BMW X5, Acura MDX, Land Rover LR4, and Lexus’ own RX Series.
2017 Lexus GX 460 Review of Trims
Two trims are available for the 2017 Lexus GX 460: Luxury and Base. Spy pictures available show the exterior will feature the following 2017 Lexus GX 460 colors: Fire Agate Pearl, Claret Mica, Starfire Pearl, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Black Onyx, Silver Lining Metallic, and Nebula Gray Pearl. Changes can be expected on the palette on its released date.
2017 Lexus GX 460 Changes on Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard features available for the base model include an eight-way power front seats, a rear spoiler, automatic LED headlights, sliding and reclining backseats, roof rack side rails, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power front seats, automatic LED headlights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, a nine-speaker sound system, a CD player, dual USB ports, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rear privacy glass, a sunroof, satellite and HD radio, and driver memory settings.
Optional features available include automatic wipers, LED foglights, automatic tri-zone climate control, perforated leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, Lexus’ Enform smartphone app system, a navigation system, heated second-row seats, front and rear paring sensors, a windshield de-icer, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated second-row seats.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Lexus GX 460 Luxury models gets you all of the standard and optional features above plus auto-dimming side mirrors, auto-levelling rear side mirrors, mahogany wood trim, power-folding third-row seats, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive suspension system, headlight washers, a heated steering wheel, and a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert.
Options available for the Luxury model include adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlight controls, a rear-seat video entertainment system, front and rear parking sensors, and a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.8 in. (109.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.1 in. (192.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 11.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5130 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 15/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Onyxm Claret Micam Fire Agate Pearlm Nebula Gray Pearlm Satin Cashmere Metallicm Silver Lining Metallicm Starfire Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 6500 lbs
2017 Lexus GX 460 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus GX 460 is a 301 horsepower – generating 4.6L V8 engine that is also credited with producing 329 lbs. ft. of torque. Default systems include a tow prep package, and a six-speed automatic transmission system.
2017 Lexus GX 460 0-60 mph takes a blistering 7.2 seconds.
EPA estimates the fuel economy for the GX 460 to stand at 15/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
2017 Lexus GX 460 Release Date & Price
While leasing is still an option, rumors abound the industry indicate that the newest Lexus GX 460 2017 will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing is yet to be released as Lexus has decided to keep mum on the details. But even so, pundits have indicated that the SUV will most probably go for sale for an MSRP starting from $50,000.