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Key specs of the base trim
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- Sure-footed on snowy roads
- Highway ride comfort
- Quiet cabin
- 6,500-pound towing capacity
- Brake dive
- Body roll at low speeds
- Second-row seat comfort
- Tiny third row
- Cargo room behind third row
Blind spot warning system available
Full-time 4WD with low range standard
Collision mitigation system available
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Editor's note: This review was done in January 2014 about the 2014 Lexus GX 460. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.
What Is the 2015 Lexus GX 460?
The 2015 Lexus GX 460 is a mid-size SUV with seating for seven in three rows. Two trims are available: Base and Luxury. Four-wheel drive is standard. Competing models include the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Land Rover LR4.
What's New on the 2015 Lexus GX 460?
For 2015, the Lexus GX 460 gets available Siri Eyes Free Mode for iPhones, and the Lexus Enform App Suite comes with Slacker and iHeartRadio 4.0.
How Does the 2015 Lexus GX 460 Compare to Other Mid-Size SUVs?
The Lexus GX 460 is a traditional mid-size SUV with body-on-frame construction. So, dynamic handling and excellent gas mileage aren't its forte, but if you want an SUV that can tow and perform in harsh conditions, it's worth a look. You may be just as pleased, if not more so, with the Land Rover LR4, though. It offers a more refined drive for around the same price.
What Features in the 2015 Lexus GX 460 Are Most Important?
The GX 460 is powered by a 301-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Full-time four-wheel drive with low range for off-road driving comes standard, and you can add an optional adaptive suspension for better ride quality. The GX 460 can tow up to 6,500 pounds.
Notable standard features include 18-inch wheels, a power moonroof and a rear window that can be opened independently of the liftgate. You'll also get three-row seating, a touchscreen stereo and a sliding, reclining second-row bench seat. Available features include LED fog lights, a power-folding third row, a navigation system, a dual-screen rear entertainment system and a Mark Levinson premium stereo.
As required in all new vehicles from this year, the 2015 GX 460 includes front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Eight additional airbags, active front head restraints and a backup camera are also standard. Available safety systems include lane departure warning, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and a pre-collision system, which can tighten the front seat belts and ready the brakes for stronger stopping performance.
Should I Buy the 2015 Lexus GX 460?
The cabin of the Lexus GX 460 is quiet with great visibility. On highways, ride quality is comfortable, and performance is sure-footed in the snow. Towing capacity is also impressive. Brake dive and body roll knock off some points in the performance category, though. Seating for seven might seem a plus for some families, but the uncomfortable second row and small third row with minimal cargo space behind it are drawbacks to consider.
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The perfect vehicle for me.
Comfortable and refined, yet with off-road capability. Has all the room I need. I don't really need all the high tech stuff, but will use it as I become accustomed to it. Read full review
A great all-around car
A great all-around car... Extremely reliable with very comfortable front seats. The second row and third rows are nowhere near as comfortable as the front. The ride quality is excellent and I love the... Read full review
The 2015 Lexus GX 460 currently has 0 recalls
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