The Gx460 is a luxury vehicle that has a retail cost of $63,230.
BY H. THROTTLE
It is challenging for automakers to design vehicles that excel with both performance and comfort, but Lexus does both with the 2018 GX460 luxury model. Made in Aichi, Japan this all-wheel-drive SUV lives up to the Lexus mission statement, “Experience Amazing.”
The appearance is a striking design of power that is represented with a 301 horsepower V8 engine hidden beneath the “fire agate pearl” metallic paint. This is a classic luxury Lexus vehicle that serves as an all-purpose family style vehicle with a suggested retail price of $63,230. Additional factory options can raise the price over the $70,000 range.
The immediate driving pleasure is the plush leather seats and the soft seating comfort. The ride during the drive is the smoothest ever experienced in a luxury vehicle. The seats are supported by an elaborate variable suspension system that includes a rear air suspension system with automatic load leveling for up to eight passengers. In addition, there is a Lexus “Kinetic” dynamic suspension system that flows together to make the ride extraordinaire and the best feature of this vehicle. A comfortable ride into the mountains with V8 engine performance and the variable speed transmission for passing quickly on uphill grades.
The GX460 features 10 airbags for front and second-row seats and knee and roll-sensing side curtain airbags. The elaborate brake system includes electronic brake force distribution. Towing a trailer there is vehicle stability and trailer sway controls.
A great rearview mirror system with elongated mirrors used with the center console screen gives a clear and accurate view of rear-end traffic monitoring, so important in today’s busy lane driving.
The Mark Levinson sound system is one of the desirable options, along with a rear seat entertainment package for youthful passengers.
The larger high-performance engine along with the size of this vehicle drops the gas mileage to a 16-mpg overall average. The price of gas is creeping higher as oil prices climbed over $70 a barrel this week.
This GX460 is a true luxury product with a heated mahogany wood steering wheel to steer your way in comfort and high performance.
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