• (4.5) 13 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $20,170–$30,874
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 301-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 7
2011 Lexus GX 460

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Lexus GX 460

What We Don't Like

  • Gas mileage
  • Premium fuel required
  • Side curtain airbags don't protect third row

Notable Features

  • Brake override system
  • Seats seven
  • 10 airbags standard
  • Full-time 4WD
  • Optional pre-collision system

2011 Lexus GX 460 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The GX 460 is Lexus' midsize truck-based SUV. The luxury vehicle features a V-8 engine, and it competes against models like the Land Rover LR4 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

New for 2011
The GX 460 gets a brake override system and a few minor interior trim changes.

The GX 460 has a tall stance. The GX has smooth body sides accented by large front and rear fender flares, and its face has an uncanny resemblance to Subaru's Outback wagon, thanks to similar headlights. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch wheels standard
  • Rear window can be opened independently of the gate

Seven-passenger seating in three rows is standard. The second-row bench seat can slide forward and backward for optimal legroom, and the seat's backrest also reclines. When more cargo room is needed, the standard power-folding third row folds flat with the floor. There are a few minor interior trim changes for 2011.

The cabin features a symmetrical dashboard design with a large center control panel finished in silver-colored trim. Interior features include:
  • Standard leather seat trim
  • Standard heated and ventilated power front seats
  • Standard moonroof
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Mark Levinson audio system
  • Optional backseat entertainment system

Under the Hood
The GX's 4.6-liter V-8 makes 301 horsepower and 329 pounds-feet of torque and teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. The full-time four-wheel-drive system incorporates a low range that's designed for off-road excursions.

The SUV gets an EPA-estimated 15/20 mpg city/highway. Maximum towing capacity is listed at 6,500 pounds.

Ten airbags are standard, including frontal airbags, side-impact airbags for the front and outboard second-row seats, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags for the first two rows of seats.

Other safety features include:
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system and active front head restraints
  • Optional Advanced Pre-Collision System, which can tighten the front seat belts and ready the brakes for stronger stopping performance

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 13 reviews

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Lexus brand doesn't disappoint

by Danny from TX on June 26, 2017

Excellent vehicle for my family. Mainly on road with great body styling. Lexus brand doesn't dissapont. This is my 12th Lexus looking to buy another for myself for a daily driver.

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2011 Lexus GX 460 Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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