The three-row luxury 2021 Lexus GX 460 is arriving with more optional amenities. Lexus confirmed that the new model would introduce more packages to be competitive.
Unfortunately, the design of this SUV will largely remain unchanged. Alongside that, we can expect the same engine and transmission. If you cannot remember, this SUV is available only with a single powertrain that is still a threat to many nowadays SUVs. It uses a very potent 4.6-liter V8 producing 301 horsepower. This unit sends power trough reliable 6-speed automatic transmission using a 2-speed transfer case.
Is the 2021 Lexus GX 460 Reliable?
Lexus GX 460 mid-size luxury SUV is the brand’s aging model that is top rated for decades. This model separates from the others in the same segment thanks to its rugged body-on-frame design and excellent off-road capability. As you probably know, this reliable model is carrying its old architecture for the last decade, and it still keeps up on the market. Last year, GX received a front facia tweak, and it introduced a redesigned front grille and LED headlights.
However, Sport Design Package is available, and it adds more aesthetic changes. It provides a lower grille surround, matte black exhaust tip, 19-inch alloy wheels, and scarlet taillamps.
Unlike the exterior, the interior changes are evident. Firstly, the latest 2021 Lexus GX 460 offers more premium materials than before. Comfort is one of the best, and Lexus still features the same layout. The three-row SUV heaps more luxury equipment. It comes standard with leather upholstery, four USB ports, and a massive 8.0-inch touchscreen. Offered in base, Premium, or the Luxury trim, the GX model can also be equipped with a premium audio system, heated wood steering wheel, and heated, cooled front seats.
The safety of all GX models is also improved. Generally, like plenty of nowadays models, the forthcoming SUV includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warnings.
2021 Lexus GX 460 Powertrain Specs
There are no engine or transmission updates for this year. A 4.6-liter V8 producing 301 horsepower still powers the 2021 Lexus GX 460. Also, it features the same standard all four wheels, and a reliable 6-speed automatic transmission, which also includes a 2-speed transfer case.
The maximum towing capacity of 6,500 pounds classifies this model very high. Like the previous model, the locking center differential is available, and it helps on serious off-road chops. As you can see, this engine still provides more power than the 4Runner that comes with a 4.0-liter V-6, making 270 horsepower. The fuel economy of the newest Lexus GX 460 SUV is rated at 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined.
Production and Cost
If you didn’t know, Lexus GX 460 is also called the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in many other countries. The new model, according to Lexus, will arrive later this year, and it should be built at the Tahara plant in Japan.
As for the price, the model for the year 2021 will cost $53,100, plus a destination charge of $1,025. Loaded fully, Lexus GX 460 can hit $70,000 with ease. Competitors like Audi Q7, BMW X5, Land Rover Discovery cost around the same, which makes them ideal rivals.