The 2012 Lexus GX 460 is a mid-size luxury SUV powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that yields 301 hp and 329 lb-ft of torque. 4WD is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission resulting in a maximum towing capacity of 6,500 lbs. Fuel consumption is heavy at an EPA estimated 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. Features include 18-inch alloy wheels, backup camera, intuitive park assist, HID headlamps, dynamic radar cruise control, hands-free phone capabilities, heated steering wheel, and heated/ventilated front seats. Safety is comprised of class leading ten interior airbags, lane departure alert, vehicle stability features, adaptive front lighting, and smart stop technology. The GX 460 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Changes are quite limited as the Lexus GX 460 SUV carries into 2012. New body-side molding is now color-keyed with chrome accents, and the Premium trim gets a new high-gloss wheel finish. Within the color palette, Peridot Mica is replaced by Fire Agate Pearl.
Rugged body-on-frame construction; towing ability; luxurious interior; comfortable seating; strong powertrain; available safety-tech features
The GX 460 is a truck, rather than a car-like crossover utility vehicle-- and it's closely related to the Toyota 4Runner--so it has body-on-frame construction, an asset for anyone who tows regularly. The GX otherwise stands out for being especially well-equipped with both luxury-car comforts as well as useful off-road aids and safety-tech features. It might also prove more maneuverable and manageable versus a full-size luxury SUV such as a Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator.