The 2016 Lexus GX 460 is Possibly the Best Choice for Your New Luxury SUV
Any automotive market is competitive; however, the smaller such a segment is, the more competitive it may seem. Such is the case with regard to the luxury sport utility vehicle market. There are, obviously, not a whole lot of options to choose from in the world of luxury off-road vehicles, but, if your heart is set on becoming a member of such an exclusive club, you surely can’t go wrong in choosing one of the three luxury SUVs offered by Lexus, particularly the automaker’s already critically acclaimed GX 460 model.
Now, I know what you are thinking: more than most, if I am going to buy any luxury SUV such a vehicle has to very much hit that sweet spot between being able to offer the luxurious, every day driving experience so accustomed to the Lexus brand, as well as provide for an equally fun and luxurious off-road experience at a moment’s notice. Well, honestly, you can’t really get much better than the 2016 Lexus GX 460, which will offer you both of these things in the form of its three-row sport utility package. Here, the Lexus GX 460 takes all the off-road credibility via its underpinnings that are shared with the legendary Land Cruiser. Not to mention the GX 460 comes with a slew of trail-ready gear coupled with an insane amount of interior luxury, all packaged in a smaller body than its larger cousin, the LX 570, garnering the vehicle much more urban appeal and desirability.
For starters, under the hood the GX 460 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that pushes around 301 horsepower and 329 pounds-per-square-foot of torque. This is all combined with an automatic six-speed transmission as well as full-time four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case perfect for low-range, off-road gearing. Too, standard with the GX 460 is Lexus’ towing package, which works to allow the vehicle to pull somewhere in the ballpark of up to 6,500 pounds, which is quite impressive. As far as fuel economy goes, the 2016 GX 460 is rated at up to 15 miles per gallon in the city, 20 miles per gallon on the highway, and 17 miles per gallon combined.
Of course, these points were not missed by Aaron Turpen when he reviewed the 2016 GX 460 for gizmag.com. Turpen writes: “buyers will be hard pressed to find a more capable offroad utility than the 2016 GX 460 that also features such a smooth highway ride. Its price point is also compelling when compared to some of the competition, including other Lexus SUVs.”
As is always the case, keep checking back in here with us at Lexus of Highland Park for more information with regard to Lexus’ new 2016 GX 460!