This Lexus GX 460 It’s really old. How old is it? it is and so Old, I was still in high school when it was launched. This generation of GX was launched for the 2010 model year, and in the following ten years, it has mainly undergone appearance updates. Few areas reflect this age better than the interior of this luxury SUV. This is not all bad, but there is no doubt that it is not exactly the same as the latest and greatest SUVs from other automakers. Or even its own. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Board the GX and greet the driver and front passengers with large, thickly cushioned chairs wrapped in soft leather. They are very suitable for the type of seat you are sitting in instead of, and with appropriate adjustments, they are very comfortable during commuting or off-road travel. Also striking is the high seating position and large amounts of glass, which provide excellent visibility in all directions. Between this and the moderate external dimensions of the GX, it is easy to handle.
Then we enter the dashboard, which is where GX becomes even more disappointing. Except for the steering wheel, a slightly larger instrument screen and updated infotainment operating system have not changed in ten years.The protruding part of the silver painted plastic is the most disappointing element because it feels almost unacceptable Toyota, Let alone current LexusThe same goes for the blurry, fade-prone center screen and light blue digital clock and climate temperature readings. Wood trim and upholstered panels certainly help, but overall, this does not look like the command center of a new SUV worth more than $50,000.
When actually interacting with things, things get better. The volume and tuning knobs are heavy and smooth, just like on a good high-fidelity system. Physical control of audio and most climate functions are welcome features. The touch screen system is much more intuitive than the remote touch mouse and touchpad system that Lexus later introduced. It is very sensitive, and the shortcut buttons on the side are very useful. Another sign of age is the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But hey, you have a CD player, remember those?
Buyers can still get many good features on GX. Standard equipment includes heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity lock and activation, sunroofs, and new products in 2021, which make the GX interior very quiet acoustic front glass. Lexus also has some unique optional off-road features, such as a height-adjustable air suspension, off-road low-speed cruise control and terrain-specific driving mode.Includes a series of safety functions, with automatic emergency brake, Lane keeping warning, blind spot monitoring and automatic high beams.
Part of the reason buyers choose the right-sized SUV is to carry more people, and the residents in the second row should be quite comfortable. GX comes standard with benches, but the captain’s chair is optional. There is plenty of leg, knee, and head room for adults, but people with particularly long legs may brush the front seat backs. Compared to the front row, the mid-row seats are sturdy, although they do have a comfortable recline. The most unpleasant part is that due to the use of the body frame structure, your feet are slightly elevated, so your legs may tilt strangely and become uncomfortable during long trips.
Technically speaking, GX does have a third row of seats. However, adults and teenagers will find that they provide very little legroom and are close to the floor.Big cross Competitors like this Volvo XC90 with Lincoln Aviator It is more livable for a larger age and size range. Not only that, these seats take up almost all of the cargo space of the GX when in the power upright position. Lexus said there is 11.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row, but there is actually very little space available. Owners may wish to fold the third row semi-permanently to enjoy the 46.7 cubic feet of return they will get. If they need more space, the second row of seats can provide 64.7 cubic feet of space when folded. GX also has a sturdy 6,500 lb towing Something with very heavy capacity.
This Lexus GX It’s a completely outdated SUV, especially the interior. The good news is that obsolescence is not a bad thing (note the lack of Remote Touch), and comfort features are still sufficient. You can also take comfort from the fact that nothing is new or unproven, so you can rely on it for a long time. This is definitely not for everyone. Really, we can recommend more modern machines with better interiors and better driving experience. But there is no doubt that people will be attracted by this old-fashioned luxury SUV.