2017 Lexus GX Review

2017 Lexus GX 460 photo
  1. Original MSRP$51,680 - $63,380
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)15/18 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV

2017 Lexus GX Review

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2017 Lexus GX 460 photo
  1. Original MSRP$51,680 - $63,380
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)15/18 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV


By Charles Krome (Last Updated 12/18/2017)

Civilized yet rugged, the 2017 Lexus GX 460 is a pleasant companion on city streets, but it also has the chops to handle itself on rocky mountain trails. The GX offers the comfort you expect from a Lexus, along with a satisfying selection of feature content.

The 2017 Lexus GX is a midsize luxury SUV with seating for up to seven passengers. All models come with a V8 engine and full-time four-wheel drive. The GX 460 is sold in base, Premium and Luxury trims.

New for the 2017 model year is a Sport Design package that brings metallic gray 18-inch alloy wheels, a restyled front bumper, a rear bumper spoiler, and other athletically oriented appearance upgrades. Additionally, Lexus now offers heated and ventilated front seats as a standalone option for the base trim. Second-row captain’s chairs are optional for the Premium trim and standard on Luxury models. Nightfall Mica debuts as a new exterior color choice.


The 2017 GX 460 puts the Lexus brand’s distinctive spindle grille front and center, but with a two-level look that has grille bars on the top and a mesh insert below. Sculpted wheel-arches add a surprisingly streamlined look to the vehicle. Standard exterior features such as roof rails, running boards and integrated front and rear mudguards heighten the GX’s ruggedness and versatility.

Base models come with LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, a rear tailgate with a flip-up window and 18-inch wheels. Options include headlamp washers, LED fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers and illuminated front scuff plates.


The GX 460’s cabin has an angular look and a vaguely retro feel. A multi-piece dashboard with a well-defined center stack dominates the interior. The front seats are hospitable, but the second row is a lot less plush. A 40/20/40-split second row and 50/50-split third row are standard. The GX offers 11.6 cubic feet of capacity with all seats in place, and 64.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third rows folded.

Base models come with wood interior accents, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, memory settings for the driver’s seat, leatherette upholstery, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The list of available features includes heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, three-zone automatic climate control, second-row captain’s chairs and leather upholstery.


Robust performance is provided for all 2017 GX trims by a standard 4.6-liter V8. The engine produces 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque, which enables a maximum tow rating of 6,500 pounds. That compares to a tow rating of 5,000 pounds for a 2017 Ford Explorer. The GX 460’s full-time four-wheel-drive setup includes trail-friendly hardware such as a Torsen limited-slip differential and a two-speed transfer case with a dedicated low range. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard in all trims.

The 2017 GX has an EPA rating of 15/18 mpg city/highway.


In true Lexus fashion, the GX is nicely equipped when it comes to technology. The list of standard features includes Bluetooth phone and music streaming, dual USB ports, an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, a nine-speaker sound system, HD radio, Siri Eyes Free, voice command, a CD/MP3 player and a rearview camera.

The list of upgrades includes navigation, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson stereo, adaptive cruise control with a pre-collision warning system, lane departure alert, a driver drowsiness monitor, wide-view front and side parking cameras and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Specs & Features


  • Available colors

  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Starfire Pearl
  • Black Onyx
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Claret Mica
  • Fire Agate Pearl
  • Body style

  • Suv
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 18.0 X 7.5 Inches
  • Tire Type: P265/60r18 109h
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Mirror Color: Body-color
  • Rear Spoiler: Roofline
  • Exhaust Tip Color: Stainless-steel
  • Running Board Color: Body-color
  • Rear Spoiler Color: Body-color
  • Mudguards: Front/Rear
  • Grille Color: Black With Chrome Accents/Chrome Surround
  • Running Boards: Illuminated/Step
  • Window Trim: Chrome
  • Body Side Moldings: Body-color With Chrome Accents
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Door Handle Color: Chrome
  • Dimensions

  • Width Without Mirrors: 74.2 Inches
  • Ground Clearance: 8.1 Inches
  • Angle Of Approach: 21 Degrees
  • Width: 74.2 Inches
  • Length: 192.1 Inches
  • Height: 74.2 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 109.8 Inches
  • Break-over Angle: 21.0 Degrees
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 6600 Pounds
  • Rear Track Width: 62.4 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 5130 Pounds
  • Angle Of Departure: 23 Degrees
  • Front Track Width: 62.4 Inches


  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Rear Vents: Second Row
  • Armrests: Rear Center With Cupholders/Rear Folding
  • Air Filtration
  • Floor Mats: Front/Rear
  • Power Locks: Auto-locking
  • Shift Knob Trim: Chrome/Leather
  • Dash Trim: Leatherette/Wood
  • Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
  • Door Trim: Leatherette/Wood
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Leather
  • Center Console Trim: Alloy/Leatherette
  • Interior Accents: Metallic-tone/Woodgrain
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Floor Mat Material: Carpet
  • Telematics systems

  • Driver Assistance App: Roadside Assistance
  • Electronic Messaging Assistance: Voice Operated/With Read Function
  • Phone: Hands Free
  • Real Time Traffic
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

  • Radio Data System
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/IPod/iPhone/Jack
  • In-Dash CD: MP3 Playback/Single Disc
  • Total Speakers: 9
  • Satellite Radio: SiriusXM
  • Antenna Type: Diversity/Mast
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Radio: AM/FM/HD Radio/Touch Screen Display/Voice Operated
  • Infotainment: Enform
  • Seats

  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Upholstery: Leatherette
  • Rear Seat: Sliding
  • Third Row Seat Folding: Flat
  • Adjustable Rear Seats
  • 10-Way Power Driver Seat Adjustments
  • Upholstery Accents: Perforated
  • 10-Way Power Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • 40-20-40 Split Rear Seat
  • Third Row Seat Type: 50-50 Split Bench
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 129.7 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 7
  • Front Hip Room: 56.5 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 55.4 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 55.2 Inches
  • Cargo Volume Third Row Down Only: 46.7 Cubic Feet
  • Interior Volume: 141.3 Cubic Feet
  • Hip Room 3rd Row: 43.1
  • Leg Room 3rd Row: 29.3
  • Rear Legroom: 34.1 Inches
  • Cargo Volume All Rear Seats Down: 64.7 Cubic Feet
  • Front Legroom: 41.7 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 38 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 40.4 Inches
  • Head Room 3rd Row: 35.2
  • Shoulder Room 3rd Row: 54.5
  • Standard Seating: 7
  • Seating Rows: 3
  • Cargo Volume: 11.6 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 57.3 Inches


  • Drivetrain

  • 4WD Type: Full Time
  • Axle Ratio: 3.91
  • Center Differential: Mechanical
  • Limited Slip Differential: Center
  • Locking Differential: Center
  • Towing Capacity

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 6500 Pounds
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 6-speed Automatic W/sequential Shift Mode
  • Type: A
  • Gears: 6
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 8 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 4.6
  • Horsepower: 301
  • Torque: 329
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
  • Front Suspension Type: Double Wishbone
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts
  • Performance Specifications

  • Acceleration (0-60MPH): 7.8
  • Aerodynamic Drag: 0.35
  • Turning Circle: 41.1
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 15
  • Highway (MPG): 18
  • Combined (MPG): 16


  • Warranty information

  • New Car Basic Warranty: 48 Months/50,000 Miles
  • Powertrain: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 72 Months/70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 72 Months


Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  4. Energy Absorbing Steering Column
  5. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  6. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  7. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  8. Crumple Zones: Front/rear
  9. Camera System: Rearview
  10. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  11. Active Head Restraints: Dual Front
  12. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  13. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  14. Impact Sensor: Door Unlock
  15. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  16. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  17. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  18. Safety Brake Pedal System
  19. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  20. Brake Assist: Standard
  21. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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