Lexus didn’t invent the luxury SUV, but Toyota’s luxury brand is widely credited for perfecting it. Lavish SUVs continue to be a large part of the automaker’s success, and today Lexus offers four, including its best-selling RX, the sporty NX, and this mid-size GX 460.
First introduced in 2002, the Lexus GX sits above the new three-row version of the RX in the brand’s lineup, and it’s one of only two Lexus SUVs to offer a V8 engine. Like its larger brother, the V8-powered LX 470, the Lexus GX is a seven-passenger SUV that offers unique style, an upscale interior, and off-road capability unexpected from Lexus. Built in Japan, the family-friendly GX 460 competes against a long list of popular luxury suvs from Europe and Japan, including the Land Rover Discovery, Acura MDX, Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, and Mercedes-Benz GLE.