This year, some automakers are bringing back large and rugged SUV models that haven’t been sold in decades such as the Jeep Wagoneer, Ford Bronco, and GMC Hummer. But Lexus's third best-selling SUV, the luxuriously muscular GX 460, has been available in the U.S. continuously since 2003. Versions of it are sold elsewhere around the world as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Unlike the Lexus RX, NX, and UX, as well as most of the scores of crossover suvs in the market that utilize upsized passenger-car components, the robust GX 460 is built on a stout truck frame and comes standard with 4-wheel drive and an electronic locking center differential. Don’t be fooled by its luxurious interior; the GX 460 is ready for serious off-road adventures should its owners choose to do so.
For 2022, the GX 460 gets some long overdue updates. Foremost is a new dash that integrates a modern flat-screen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. A reconfigured center console incorporates a remote touch interface for the infotainment screen and moves secondary off-road controls to the center stack.
Including the $1,075 destination charge, the GX 460 lineup includes the $56,500 base model, $57,835 Premium, $66,010 Luxury, and new-for-2022 $60,435 Black Line Special Edition.