The Bottom Line: The Lexus brand is marketed in more than 70 countries and territories worldwide, and is Japan’s largest selling maker of premium cars. It has ranked among the 10 largest Japanese global brands in market value, and was founded by Toyota on September 1st 1989.
Lexus currently sells 8 different sizes and models of SUVs today. They start the lineup with 2 subcompact UX SUV’s, then add 2 NX compact SUVs, plus 2 midsize RX SUV’s, and have 2 large SUVs for sale. All are in the Luxury SUV category, and the last two models are the Luxury GX SUV, and the Super Luxury LX SUV model.
The luxury 3 row SUV class is full of heavy hitters. The GX competes in price and size with the: Lincoln Aviator, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, Cadillac XT6, Acura MDX, Buick Enclave, Infiniti QX60, and the Land Rover Discovery. The Lexus GX 460 is the one to buy when you want one just a little bit bigger, and better, than the rest of the class.
The Lexus GX 460 is available in three trim levels: Base, Premium and Luxury. Each one is powered by a 4.6L liter V/8 301 HP horsepower engine with 329 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six speed automatic transmission, and comes standard with 4WD four wheel drive.
This week Lexus sent me a 2021 Lexus GX 460 Luxury Edition SUV with a base price of $64,365 to test drive and review. The options on the press car are: the Mark Levinson 17 Speaker Premium Surround Sound System for $1,145, the Off Road Package for $1,570, the Sport Design Package for $2,020, the Tow Hitch and Ball Mount for $655, the Door Edge Guards for $155, the Cargo Net, Cargo Mat, Wheel Locks and Key Gloves for $325, and the 3M Paint Protection Film Appliqué for $430.
The total MSRP manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including the $1,025 destination charge, came to: $71,690. After adding in the local and state sales tax, dealer prep and DMV fees, the total out the door price is just over $80 Grand, delivered right to your door.
In addition to the only body-on-frame construction in its class, the GX offers an Off Road Package to make the adventure more civilized, even when the road isn’t. It tackles multiple terrains with features like Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, and more.
Plus the Lexus GX 460 can tow up to 6,500 pounds when properly equipped. That’s enough power to help you haul a camper or boat along on your next vacation, or to tow a trailer with your racecar in it. That kind of towing capability comes from the vehicle’s powerful 4.6L high torque V/8 engine.
The Mark Levinson 17 speaker surround sound system has an ASL automatic sound levelizer, with a single disc DVD / CD player. The Off Road Package adds multi-terrain and panoramic-view monitors, a transmission cooler, a fuel tank protector plate, on board crawl control, and a multi-terrain select control modulator.
The Sport Design Package adds a super nice set …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment