The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is a 3-row 7-passenger luxury SUV that will hit the streets with a more rugged appearance than the previous versions. The GM made a couple of the exterior changes for the new model, as well as in the interior area and under the hood.
The GX 460 still rides on the Toyota 4Runner’s body-on-frame platform and offers a great amount of technology, off-road ability, and excellent towing capacity. It may not have the ride comfort or stable handling of the Audi Q7 or Acura MDX, but the GX 460 excels the competition with reliability, available equipment, and safety features.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Redesign
Recently we had a chance to take a glimpse on a few 2020 Lexus GX 460 photos that leaked out on the web. Although the heavy camouflage covers almost everything, still some major styling changes can be noticed. With upcoming Lexus GX on the way, we can say with confidence that the GM is ready for a new, third generation of the SUV vehicles. The new model comes with a square-shouldered shape, which is a clear indicator of its prosperous off-road intentions. So, you won’t find any rounded-over aerodynamic teardrop shapes on this SUV.
The doors on the new model are huge, and the ample standard running boards make the step very easy. The rear door comes with a side-opening arrangement, hinged on the right. Some customers may dislike this feature, it really can make loading from curbside clumsy, especially when you carrying some robust stuff. However, for everyday situations, like carrying luggage or groceries this feature will come handy. Also, new Lexus GX 460 will have the larger front grille, and alongside the redesigned bumpers, it will definitely be the highlights of the new, more aggressive look.
The 2020 Lexus GX 460 offers a 3-row/7-passenger seating and a 40//20/40-split 2nd-row bench seat. Moreover, with the 3rd-row seat offers diversity in configuration, both for people and cargo. Front-seat comfort is amazing, the second row has plenty of room for adults, and the third is perfect for kids. The upper trim levels include NuLuxe upholstery, with leather optional on the Premium and standard on the Luxury trim. The controls are very easy to reach, but dear god, there are so many of them. The base version comes with 10-way-power front seats, synthetic leather, dual-zone climate control, and power moonroof.
Also, the interior is equipped with a rearview camera, power-operated tilt/telescope steering wheel, and wood trim. As for entertainment and phone connectivity, the Lexus GX 460 comes with a Siri Eyes Free iPhone connectivity and the Enform apps suite. A 9-speaker AM/FM/CD display audio system with 8-inch touch screen and Bluetooth is part of the standard package as well. The safety side is one of the strongest points on this vehicle. The Lexus GX 460 includes 10 airbags, Lexus Safety Connect system with 24/7 emergency service and active headrest, to reduce the severity of whiplash.
Dimensions and Configurations
The upcoming 2020 Lexus GX 460 comes in three variations: the Base GX 460, the Premium and Luxury. The entry-level GX 460 is a very good vehicle, with decent equipment and overall performance. But, we strongly recommend the Premium trim. It cost only $2,500 more than the base model. However, the list of features and gadgets that comes as standard is impressive. The Premium GX 460 includes 3-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter and heated rear seats. Also, heated and ventilated front seats, LED fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, and Intuitive Parking Assist are available as well. With all this additional equipment and price range we think it’s a very good choice.
Furthermore, the top-notch Luxury model includes Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Variable Suspension, and captains chair 2nd-row seating. Inside this model, you’ll also find a 17-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound audio system and wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel. The Driver Support Package, power-folding outside mirrors, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system are available as well. The new Lexus GX 460 will maintain similar dimensions like its predecessors. The overall length is 192.1 inches, width is 74.2 inches and the same is the height of vehicle- 74.2 inches. The Lexus GX 460 has a body-on-frame construction and the wheelbase length is 109.8 inches.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Specs
Under the bonnet of 2020 Lexus GX 460 will be a 4.6-liter V8 engine, that can produce 301 hp with 329 lb-ft of torque, at 3,500 rpm. The transmission is a dependable 6-speed automatic. Power is transmitted to all four wheels by a full-time 4WD system and a 2-speed transfer case with locking differential.
However, this system can be very fuel-thirsty, returning 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. For example, the 1984 Lincoln Town Car has practically the same fuel-economy numbers as the Lexus GX 460. The luxury segment rivals like Audi Q7 or Land Rover Discovery with diesel engine records far better fuel economy results. The maximum towing capacity of this vehicle is 6,500 pounds and the fuel-tank capacity is 23.0 gal.
2020 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
The 2020 Lexus GX 460 comes with a base MSRP just around $54,500, however fully equipped model tops price of $70,000. The base Lexus GX 460 cost more than almost every similar vehicle, except the BMW X5. But, for that amount of
We think that the best choice is Lexus GX 460 Premium, with the ECRU package and starting price at $57,000. The top-line Luxury trim cost around $64,800 and includes few additional packages. The available packages are Sport Design Package, Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound, and Driver Support package. The precise release date is yet unknown. But, we expect that the sale will start in 2019 or in the first months of 2020.