First Drive: 2010 Lexus GX 460 – Kelley Blue Book

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Middle children often get and are forced to compete for attention their siblings.

In the Lexus the 2010 GX 460 finds itself in tough spot, living in the of its younger sibling, the popular RX, and older sibling, the larger and illustrious LX. The GX 460, however, great significance among its satisfying the needs of affluent who need three rows of — at a pricetag closer to the — but with off-road of the LX.

Inside, the 2010 Lexus GX 460 an impeccably trimmed interior, leather, wood and metal but on the lower center stack, find switches that almost out of place. These are for off-roading, and although they transitioning from Hi to Lo gear and offer a toggle for a Crawl which is like cruise for challenging off-road conditions, the driver to take their off the pedal and concentrate on steering steep rocky terrain.

Lexus GX460

The biggest news for the 2010 GX 460 is its Kinetic Dynamic Suspension (KDSS). KDSS comes on all GX and modulates the suspension and stabilizer during on- and off-road driving. we didn’t feel that the helped much on the road, it enhanced off-road driving by handling and allowing for all of the wheels to connected to the ground.

Under the the GX 460 gets a new engine, a 4.6-liter V8 to a new six-speed automatic transmission sequential shift and a low first to make towing easier. this new powertrain, the GX 460 has more torque and achieves better gas than the previous generation. The GX new engine is eager, and only when pushed

on inclines.

Overall, the SUV offers a fairly ride, but continues to suffer Toyota’s vague steering. We had high hopes for the improved and stability controls, but the GX 460’s was a bit too soft for our tastes.

The 2010 GX 460 is a niche player in the SUV game, itself in between its RX and LX siblings. And it might not seem like families will need a SUV with the offroad capabilities the GX 460 offers, it easily fills needs in terms of passenger and luxury features. We just that — given the sale number of 14,000 for — the GX 460 gets the attention it when it shows up in dealerships year.

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