- Exterior styling updated with a new grille
- Seating for up to seven passengers
- Tows up to 6,500 pounds
The 2014 Lexus GX 460 is a luxurious way to carry the whole team around, with seating for up to seven passengers, a big V-8 under the hood, and a comfortable cabin.
For 2014, the GX 460 gets several styling updates that bring the SUV closer to the rest of the Lexus lineup. Up front, there is now a large version of Lexus’ signature spindle grill. 18-inch wheels and a power moonroof come standard. LED headlights with daytime running lights are optional and add even more visual flair to the GX.
Under the hood, there is only one engine option: a 301-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A full-time four-wheel drive system is standard, and offers a low range mode for off-road driving. The GX 460 can tow up to 6,500 pounds when properly equipped and fuel economy estimates check in at 15/20 mpg city/highway. One last thing to keep in mind – premium fuel is required.
The interior is luxurious, with high-quality materials and good build quality stretched throughout the cabin. Technically a midsize SUV, the GX 460 has a sliding and reclining second-row, while the third-row is powered and can fold down. Standard running boards help passengers ascend into the upright cabin. Standard features include power front seats, automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, USB ports, and leatherette upholstery. Options include a navigation system, real leather seating surfaces in one of three colors, wood trim, heated/ventilated front seats, and a Mark Levinson audio system.
Standard safety features include ten airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a rearview camera. A blind spot warning system is newly available for 2014, while lane departure warnings, a pre-collision system, and park assist are also optional.