Lexus GX Models and GX History
New and Used GX Prices, Lexus GX Model Years and History
As the sport utility and crossover utility vehicle craze grew in the premium vehicle market during the early 2000s, Lexus was among luxury companies introducing multiple products. Introducing what was the brand's third luxury sport utility vehicle in 2003, the three-row passenger Lexus GX was positioned between the existing RX and LX models. Constructed on the same platform as the Toyota 4Runner, premium appointments such as leather seating, lighted running boards and automatic climate control were coupled with a capable truck stance. Debuting with the GX 470, the mid-sized Lexus sport utility vehicle came powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 engine exclusively paired with all-wheel drive. Generating 235 horsepower in 2003, the Lexus GX 470's powerplant was upgraded to 270 horsepower for the 2005 model year. The first generation GX 470 also featured several enhancements during the middle part of 2004 with the addition of side-curtain airbags and a new, optional Lexus Kinetic Dynamic Suspension. For 2010, a second generation GX revealed refreshed styling and numerous technological upgrades including Lexus Safety Connect. Designated as the GX 460 starting in 2010, a 301-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 boasts increased towing capacity. Maintaining the same basic drivetrain and platform from 2010 to 2017, the most significant changes to the Lexus GX 460 occurred in 2014 when the premium sport utility received an updated front grille and standard LED headlights.