The newest 2016 Lexus GX 460 is a very comfortable vehicle on the inside with high-end luxury but with a little bit of off-road prowess that you might not really need with this sort of a car, but will not mind having. The vehicle gets an update for the year 2016 and has received all sorts of updates which may make it one of the more popular Lexus models of the year.
The new model is actually going to be built on the same kind of a platform which was used for the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car and is going to be slotted just below the LX 570 in the Lexus roster of vehicle for this year. It additionally shares some characteristics with the Toyota 4Runner, but the major difference is the GX using a much more powerful V-8 engine instead of the V-6 one found in the Toyota. But besides that, the vehicle offers exponential interior luxury with new technology features that give us a full luxury package.
It has become a bit difficult to sell the GX 460 in recent years as the people have been looking for some road-bound crossovers more and have concentrated on vehicles with better fuel-economy. But the tough truck, off-road vehicle that is the GX 460 is still a great car and the market for such vehicles still exists. But they are enhancing their new rugged crossover with more luxury and better technology which might make it a bit more competitive on the market for the upcoming year. Read the review and update yourself about any news which concerns the 2016 Lexus GX 460 car.
2016 Lexus GX 460 exterior
The design of the 2016 Lexus GX 460 is based on the brawny 4Runner from Toyota. But actually the features have been subdued a bit and has a more elegant style. The vehicle has a much more organic and gentler style and blends it with the newly added aerodynamic properties. This has been mainly made due to the high fuel consumption of the car and this feature will make it a lot more fuel efficient than before. This is all made possible with the use of the brand’s L-Finesse design style with also adds machined steel bar” theme, as they are calling it. These changes give the vehicle more of a solid and sculptured look which makes a lot of difference compared to other cars and crossovers in the market.
The vehicle uses the brand’s signature spindle grille to the font which is a trademark look of all the recent Lexus vehicles. The front side is flanked with some pronounced headlamps as it add large and noticeable chrome elements to the front as well. The design is competed with some very aggressively looking air dams placed in the bumper which make it much more menacing from before. But the back side is a completely different story as it has been designed in a subdued sort of a way. The back side is wide and has some tall taillights added. The profile of the GX 460 is noticeably truck-like as it places some imposing carved out fenders and a high beltline.
It appears that for the 2016 Lexus GX 460 the makers wanted to go with a bit of more comfort and luxury. But the combination of the ruggedness and the luxury appearance now gives us a mixture that can be referred to as “tough premium” and it really is a look which the GX is now sporting. The truck retains its chunky trim and adds bulkier door handles as before, but combines it with some very luxury materials as well. The instrument panel has been updated and changed as well and adds a upright horizontal bar which goes all the way over. This detail is the perfect example of toughness and roughness that the vehicle has. All in all, the look and the entire layout of the new 2016 model is much more upright than any other cabin we have seen on a Lexus car so far.
The 2016 Lexus GX 460 is going to be fitted with an appropriately designed engine. A 301-horsepower V-8 engine is more than great for this kind of a vehicle as it also allows it an 0-60 mph acceleration of 7.8 seconds, which can be slow for a V-8 engine, but the weight of the car is actually what bounds it to these kind of specs. The powertrain is going to combine with a six-speed automatic transmission which is going to allow quick and smooth shifting and it also helps to have a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System as standard placed to the mix. The fuel economy is still not something which the GX 460 can be proud on as the numbers of 15 mpg city, 20 highway speak for themselves. Despite trying to make the EPA rating a bit more adaptable for the level of the car we have it still not a good fit and can be regarded as a downside of the car.
Price and release date
The new 2016 Lexus GX 460 is going to be available in a few months as the release date places it available for sale pretty soon, but the price is going to be a bit higher than expected. A base MSRP pricing is set at 50,780 USD which makes it a bit pricey, particularly when we include the fuel economy rates. But that price can go even higher and reach 60,155 USD which is the price of the 2016 Lexus GX 460 Luxury trim.