2012 Lexus GX 460: Video Road Test and Review
The Lexus GX 460 is a four door seven passenger premium SUV powered by a 4.6 Liter V8 that generates 301 HP and 329 lb-ft of torque transferred to all four wheels via one of Toyota’s fuel efficient Electronically Controlled Transmissions with intelligence, or ECT-i for short, that is good for an estimated 15 MPG in the city and as much as 20 MPG on the highway. The Japanese luxury automaker offers the GX in two trim levels: base and Premium.
Starting out at $53,245 ($58,040 Premium) the Lexus GX 460 is a high end people mover that comes with convenience features like SmartAccess remote keyless entry and push button start, running boards with integrated courtesy lights and what the Japanese automaker calls Illuminated entry. The GX rides on a set of 18 inch rims, projector beam headlights and a stylish rear spoiler with integrated wiper; meanwhile the Premium version’s rollers are covered with a high gloss finish and the headlights are upgraded to a set of HID units.
Being the luxury vehicle that it is, the GX comes equipped with leather upholstery, a one touch tilt/slide moonroof and a leather wrapped power tilt/telescoping steering wheel standard, while the Premium model gets semi aniline perforated leather to cover the seats and adds wood to the steering wheel and shifter. Audio duties are handled by a nine speaker premium sound system with in dash six disc CD changer as well as USB and auxiliary input jacks, Sirius XM Satellite radio, Bluetooth hands free wireless connectivity and audio streaming and a back up camera. Further distinguishing the GX 460 Premium from lesser Lexus models are a set of power folding mirrors, a three zone automatic climate control and a cargo area tonneau cover.
Popular packages available to upgrade the base GX 460 include the Convenience Package with auto-dimming power folding side mirrors and Intuitive Park Assist for $800, the $1,770 Comfort Plus Package featuring a semi-aniline leather interior, wood and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob as well as a three zone automatic climate control and heated seating while the Navigation Package includes voice command, Enhanced Bluetooth, NavTraffic and NavWeather, Lexus Enform with Destination Assist and eDestination convenicne services for $1,990. Available on all Lexus GX models is the $3,930 Navigation System/Mark Levinson Premium surround sound package that bundles the navigation goodies with a 17 speaker premium stereo with in dash six disc CD/DVD changer.
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