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2020 Lexus GX 460

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2020 Lexus GX 460 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Brian Normile

Competes with: Audi Q5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Lexus RX 350L, Mercedes-Benz GLE

Looks like: A more refined GX 460; the Toyota 4Runner; the Lexus LX 570 shrunk in the wash

Drivetrain: 4.6-liter V-8 producing 301 horsepower and 329 pounds-feet of torque; six-speed automatic transmission

Hits dealerships: TBD, though likely late 2019

Lexus has given its mid-size, off-road-capable GX 460 SUV a light facelift for 2020, as well as standard active safety features and some extra off-road tech. The stalwart body-on-frame SUV gets an updated spindle grille that eschews the horizontal bars and lower opening for a faux mesh pattern more in line with the rest of the Lexus lineup.

Related: 2019 Lexus GX 460 Review: An Aged Model Earns Its Keep for the Wrong Reasons

Speaking of being in line with the rest of the Lexus lineup, the 2020 GX 460 is the last Lexus model to gain standard Lexus Safety System Plus, completing the brand’s goal of offering standard active safety features on every model.

Exterior

There’s not much to say beyond the changes to the GX’s grille. It’s still a boxy, trucklike SUV in a world of swooping car-based designs. Fortunately, as Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder pointed out in his review of the 2019 model, that boxy design does give it a headroom advantage, particularly in the third row, when compared to its more coupelike competitors.

Interior

Changes to the interior are also minimal. There’s a new Rioja Red leather seat color, plus some updates to the multimedia sys...

Competes with: Audi Q5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Lexus RX 350L, Mercedes-Benz GLE

Looks like: A more refined GX 460; the Toyota 4Runner; the Lexus LX 570 shrunk in the wash

Drivetrain: 4.6-liter V-8 producing 301 horsepower and 329 pounds-feet of torque; six-speed automatic transmission

Hits dealerships: TBD, though likely late 2019

Lexus has given its mid-size, off-road-capable GX 460 SUV a light facelift for 2020, as well as standard active safety features and some extra off-road tech. The stalwart body-on-frame SUV gets an updated spindle grille that eschews the horizontal bars and lower opening for a faux mesh pattern more in line with the rest of the Lexus lineup.

Related: 2019 Lexus GX 460 Review: An Aged Model Earns Its Keep for the Wrong Reasons

Speaking of being in line with the rest of the Lexus lineup, the 2020 GX 460 is the last Lexus model to gain standard Lexus Safety System Plus, completing the brand’s goal of offering standard active safety features on every model.

Exterior

There’s not much to say beyond the changes to the GX’s grille. It’s still a boxy, trucklike SUV in a world of swooping car-based designs. Fortunately, as Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder pointed out in his review of the 2019 model, that boxy design does give it a headroom advantage, particularly in the third row, when compared to its more coupelike competitors.

Interior

Changes to the interior are also minimal. There’s a new Rioja Red leather seat color, plus some updates to the multimedia system — though Wiesenfelder found the 2019 model’s older design preferable to current Lexus systems in many ways. One year of Lexus Enform Remote service is included with ownership, giving owners the ability to control some basic features of the car via smartphone, smartwatch or other smart device with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

Under the Hood

Same old, same old here, as power still comes from a 4.6-liter V-8 paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. There’s also still the available Crawl Control, a sort of off-road cruise control found on other Lexus and Toyota models. New for 2020 is an Off-Road Package for Luxury trim models that combines multiple camera systems to help plot your course through off-road obstacles, a transmission cooler, fuel tank protection, and the Multi-Terrain Select system that manages throttle and brake response for specific types of terrain.

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Safety

Lexus made it a goal to have all of its models equipped with standard active safety features, and the 2020 GX is the last vehicle on its roster to gain standard Lexus Safety System Plus, which has automatic forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, intelligent high-beam headlights and adaptive cruise control.

Pricing and on-sale information should follow soon, but expect the 2020 Lexus GX 460 to cost a little more than a comparable 2019 model and to be available toward the latter end of 2019.

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Recalls

The 2020 Lexus GX 460 currently has 0 recalls


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Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lexus

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The GX 460 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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