If you look at the modern standards of the automotive industry, the GX looks like a real dinosaur in many ways. That’s no surprise, considering that the current generation has been around since 2009. Of course, there were some updates meanwhile, but the overall design is still the same. However, that doesn’t bother Japanese manufacturer too much, mainly because of the fact that the sales numbers are still pretty good and that the competition practically doesn’t exist. That’s the reason why we believe that the 2023 Lexus GX 460 will be another carryover model.
This means that you may count on familiar design characteristics. This SUV still has a lot of good things to offer, despite the age. Yes, it’s thirsty and firm, while the interior looks old. However, there aren’t many SUVs around that can offer such a combination of off-road performance, luxury and overall build quality. That’s why drivers still like this old hauler.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Lexus GX 460 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Lexus GX 460 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation of Lexus’s mid-size SUV has been around for a long time. Not many things have changed since the initial launch in 2009. Still, we have to mention a couple of visual updates. Thanks to them, this SUV still looks pretty modern and relatively fresh. The spindle grille is here, though there are also a few details that are clear signs of aging.
Mechanically, not many things have changed, so the ride quality isn’t particularly impressive. However, once you get down from the road, you may count on a pretty impressive performance. Four-wheel drive is standard, while you can also opt for the off-road package, which brings goodies like a transmission cooler, crawl control, and a Multi-Terrain Select, which offers different drive modes and traction setups. Also, you can get a Multi-Terrain Monitor, which uses cameras to give you a view of the terrain under the vehicle.
Once you get inside this vehicle, it becomes clear that we are talking about a 12-year-old model. The dashboard looks outdated, though we have to say that the overall interior quality is really impressive. The materials are nice, while the build quality is bulletproof. Furthermore, there are a few modern tech features that make this model look a little bit fresher than it actually is.
The 2023 Lexus GX 460 will continue with the same seating configuration. This SUV comes with three rows and accommodates seven people. You can also opt for the second-row captain’s chairs, which reduces the capacity to six. In both cases, the first two rows are pretty generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. On the other hand, the third row is cramped. The cargo area offers around 11.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the third row up, 46.7 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 64.7 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume. That’s less than you get from most mid-size crossovers.
We don’t believe that bigger changes could happen in this aspect. So, base models should come equipped with goodies like dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker stereo, Amazon Alexa capability, voice command, Bluetooth, four USB ports, and HD Radio. Among options, you can find things like tri-zone climate control, navigation, the Lexus Enform App Suite, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system.
We have no doubt that the 2023 Lexus GX 460 will continue with a full load of safety features. All models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and blind spot monitoring. Also, a few upgrades are available, such as front and rear parking sensors, LED fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a surround-view parking camera system.
2023 Lexus GX 460 Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change and the 2023 Lexus GX 460 will carry on with a 4.6-liter V8, which puts out 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque. These numbers don’t look impressive at all, but you will certainly like that roar of eight cylinders, which is something you can’t get in this segment anymore. Furthermore, the engine is relaxed and promises years of exploitation without worries.
This engine is super-reliable and durable but we can’t say it’s particularly efficient. Moreover, it is a very thirsty unit, which returns around 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
2023 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
As there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Lexus GX 460 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. When it comes to the price, we expect that base models will go around 55.000 dollars.