2013 Lexus GX460 Premium Review

13 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 Lexus GX460 Premium Review
Lexus GX460

2013 Lexus GX460 Review

When you think of rugged and off-road doesn#8217;t come to mind. But the 2013 GX460 Premium that be testing this week can be with both those and more. The Lexus GX shares its with the Toyota 4Runner is known for its off-road capability. The GX460 is designed to hold up to use rugged terrain and is capable of some challenging trails.

So we put it to the here in the mountains of Colorado and away impressed.

With construction and low range gearing, the is far more rugged and powerful the Lexus RX 350 AWD crossover we tested week.  The RX 350 is great for daily during the week, but it’s not for rugged off-road use like the The big SUV comes equipped with that make it a viable to take to the backcountry.

GX460 is for fun on the weekends

The 2013 comes standard with a four-wheel-drive system with Limited Slip center and differential and low-range gearing. The system is ideal for those who want to worry about to lock in the system manually as the requires little or no input the driver. For those who live in a setting, the GX460 feels and can handle steep snowy with ease.

And for those who want to use the GX460 for fun on the The SUV can tow up to 6500 pounds with an hitch.

We took the GX460 on snow-covered trails in the high of Colorado and the luxury SUV handled challenge we could give it. The GX permanent four-wheel drive and the use of a center differential allows the GX to adjust power distribution wheel to wheel as traction is Lexus also uses an traction system called for additional traction so wheel is quickly controlled on surfaces for or icy roads.

During our week with the it was as comfortable off-road as on the highway.

The GX will cruise down the quietly and efficiently keeping the insulated from the noisy world. But the large luxury SUV has a in the city. The GX460 uses a suspension and designed for off-road

It is a large vehicle and can be difficult to in the city. But on the open road and the 301 horsepower 4.6-liter V8 is powerful for high-speed passing and full-power, blasts. The V8 comes mated to a Sequential shift automatic felt smooth in all situations.

GX460 comes loaded Lexus luxury

Inside, the comes loaded with and luxury. This 2013 GX 460 tester ($58,240) came tri-zone air conditioning, automatic HID headlights; cargo tonneau; Front Lighting System; power-retracting outside mirrors; steering wheel; and heated seats.

Options included the View Monitor system that includes a pre-collision Driver Attention Monitor, Departure Alert, Intelligent Headlamps, Dynamic Radar Control and crawl control. The Levinson Navigation audio ($3,930) deserves special

Mark Levinson audio is for music lovers

The optional Levinson audio system 17 speakers, powered by 330 watts less than 0.1 percent harmonic distortion. We cranked up a Van song and there was practically no The back seat passengers the sound is just as good in the seat as the front.

For those who love their loud, it’s an option is worth the price.

Inside the of the GX460, there is seating for passengers and it comes with rows of seats. The front is and it comes with all the luxury you expect from Lexus. The seats are 10-way power and can be heated and cooled depending on the The second row is reasonably roomy and a center armrest/cupholder and overhead lamps. The second-row bench is 40/20/40.

The third row is less accommodating for but would be fine for kids and trips.


The Lexus GX 460 is a vehicle for those who live in settings or will take the SUV rugged terrain. It#8217;s a SUV, that’s built on the truck-based architecture as the Toyota with a suspension and drive designed for off-road use on the weekends. It has of luxury features and offers for a growing family.

For those for a luxury SUV that’s rugged to take to the backcountry, the 2013 GX460 is a good choice.

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