The 2019 Lexus GX 460 Is the Last Legitimate SUV

2019 Lexus GX 460 Review

The 2019 Lexus GX640 might just be last traditional, off-road SUV in the market. The car is enormous and people are calling it a dinosaur, but you cannot deny its capability and the ability to go off-road or actually anywhere you decide this car to be suitable to go. There are not a lot of body on frame SUVs left out there as much of the market has gone for a modernistic approach and have decided to change the perspective to a contemporary one. But now the GX460, the car is still going strong with minimum updates made to its look and design. The newest 2019 version is not going to change much. They are going to keep things simple and close to the formula that they have been pushing for so long and we will see where it takes them.

In a market dominated by newest and more modern vehicles, the Lexus GX460 is regarded as a remnant from a different era. A time traveler which ended up in the 21st century without a probable cause. But the sales that the vehicle managed to make last season actually say otherwise. In recent years, even with the old-school setup, the GX460 has been doing well and has even outsold some of the major competition vehicle in the segment. It makes the model still relevant and it seems that the power-orientated market of America still values a burly model which has the capacity and the capability to do a little bit of rough work when needed.

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The newest 2019 Lexus GX460 is not going to change the formula now. It will still continue using the old body on frame chassis which with it has started a long time ago in 2002. The revision which came in 2009 with the second generation models made the car even grander with better suspension, more power and new equipment. The current model is going to be updated with a few additions of its own which are going to be mainly aesthetic and function. The outside will get a few tweaks, but really minor ones, while the interior will get a little bit modernist. But the vehicle is not going to change its character because what you know and love about this car will remain.

The 2019 Lexus GX460 is getting close to its release date and we are going to be able to enjoy all the off-road goodness that the model provides. We shall see if the sales remain the same or if they manage to jump even higher. But let’s review all of this now.

When is the Release Date of the 2019 Lexus GX460 Expected?

The release date of the 2019 Lexus GX460 is coming soon. The model is still being prepared but the preparations are coming to an end soon. It means that the model is going to be seen for the first time at a major auto show within the start of the year while the vehicle’s final release could happen down the year. The model will probably go on sale in mid-2018 and we are loving the fact that it comes out so early. The popularity of the car is still going on strong so it makes perfect sense to update it and keep the car going. It is actually amazing to see how many pieces have been sold lately so a lot of it could be credited to the people. We shall see if the popularity of the car continues with the 2019 version equally well as it has with the previous ones.

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What is the Price of the 2019 Lexus GX460?

They burly 2019 Lexus GX460 starts the sales at a similar price range as the previous model. It is actually pretty affordable when you look at the market and when you compare it with the other cars that are featured here. The base price of the starting model will go from $49,085. But as you always have it, there are additional pieces and higher trims that you can have for an added feet. The priciest is still the Luxury trim which you can have for $60,715. The price may vary depending on the optional equipment that you wish to add but the base price still makes the car one of the more affordable models in the segment. We are viewing this one as probably the safest choice when it comes to an off-road SUV as based on its price and the ability it is able to give, this car is a steal.

Exterior Updates

The newest 2019 Lexus GX460 is going to have some minor updates made for its exterior. The model is going to adopt some small pieces which are supposed to update the car for a period of time. The most important features that we have sent added is the spindle grille, which matches the other ones in the Lexus lineup. But unfortunately the GX460 does not wear it as well as the other models had and in a way simply looks strange to have it. But in a way, it is better than to leave it unchanged for a year more. But everything else about the 2019 GX460 looks great. The model has clear cuts and has the expected SUV kind of a style. The model looking imposing a bit and there are some creases placed around the fenders. The rear glass in darkened and there are also new 18-inch alloy wheels added for use. They are also updated with new darker metal finishes.

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The rear of the car has a good look but its usage is actually more important here. They made it to be much more useful as you can now swing it open to the left like a barnyard door and not upward like all the other models. This is really helpful because of the height of the car which cold make it inconvenient for some people to use so this was one of the best ways for them to resolve this problem. There is also a button placed near the rear window which allows you simply to open only the rear window if you need and that way allow you easier access. All in all, the 2019 Lexus GX460 manages to add some pretty useful features which will be appreciated much more here than your standard ones like you see in every other SUV on the market.

Inside the 2019 Lexus GX460

The interior of the 2019 Lexus GX460 is not what you would expect, but it is pretty functional and useful. The feeling is that the car has an outdated interior with some trims that may not be used in modern cars so much. Compared to the other Lexus models this one is really a few years old. But the material and the comfort are still on a par with any Lexus model you have out there. The seats have soft hide material, there are wood trims placed on the dash, and the sound insulation is perfect for this model and makes for a very quiet ride. Also, all the controls are in easy reach so you will have no problems adjusting and using them.

The 2019 Lexus GX460 will also address the ergonomics a bit. The seats are highly adjustable and the driver in particular will be able to adjust everting perfectly as they want it to be. The controls are placed so you can operate them easily and it all looks pretty much standard. It may not be as pretty to the eye nor contemporary but it is still very much functional and easy to use.

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From the technical side, the GX460 will update the Lexus Enform App Suite and also add a Siri Eyes-Free Mode. It is all integrated though your phone and it even has Bluetooth. In this sense the car has been updated and modernized and it will make some pieces which will connect to the younger audiences more but this is not a great attempt to make as it will be mostly the target of the usual buyers it had so far.

Powertrain Choice and Capability

The newest 2019 Lexus GX460 will continue to use the engine that was brought on a short time ago. We are talking about the 4.6-liter, V-8 engine that was introduced for the 2015 model year and has become a go to choice when it comes to this car. The engine is going to be able to output the same kind of power rated at 302 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. The GX460 is not like your other AWD crossovers as it truly has a legitimate four-wheel-drive system and it comes with an electronically controlled transfer case. It greatly affects the performance of the car and allows it to perform better in different terrains. This is probably one of the biggest reasons why you should get this truck as it is a legitimate model for any kind of work which involves going off-road.

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0-60 mph and Top Speed

The acceleration ability is still acceptable for the 2019 Lexus GX460 model. It is going to be transfer and we will be enjoying the same kind of speaking ability. Since they are not changing the engine its stats are going to remain the same. The time needed to get to 60 mph comes down to 7.8 seconds time while the top speed is estimated at 110 mph. Probably a standard set but it is an expected one which all models in the segment have.

What about the Fuel Economy of the 2019 Lexus GX460 model?

The fuel economy of the 2019 Lexus GX460 is not going to be fixed now and it will retina the same numbers which we were used already. These are not all bad but the usage of fuel is enormous. The car consumers 15 mpg in the city, 20 mpg highway and 17 combined.

Size and Dimensions

The newest 2019 Lexus GX460 will keep to its regular size and specs. The vehicle is not getting any bigger, at least not this time, and nor should it be. The size which was established previous is going to be kept for the remainder of the second generation models and we only need to wait and see whether they decide to transfer it for the next generation. For now the full length is 192.1 in, the wheelbase is 109.8 in, the height is 73.8 in and the width is 74.2 in. The interior volume is also great at 128 cu ft and the cargo spacing allows 12 cu ft.

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Safety Features

The 2019 Lexus GX460 will include all the standard and advanced safety tech necessary for a car like this one. The model will come with stability control, anti-lock brakes, and 10 airbags and three-row side-curtain bags. Other specs include forward-collision warning, navigation-based roadside assistance system, Driver Attention Monitor, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and more.

Other Models in the Segment

The segment where the 2019 Lexus GX460 is going to compete does not show mercy. But the model has been thriving in it for such a long time even with the old setup. The old man still has some fight left in him and it will keep the model competitive for a bit long and we are certain about it. How long will that be, nobody can predict. But for now let’s focus on the present and let’s see how the model is going to bring about its newest incarnation to the market. Although the model will never be in reach to such cars as BMW X5 and the Acura MDX, it has still managed to outsell vehicles like Audi Q7, Infiniti QX80 and the Range Rover Sport. Whiter it does it this time around is going to be debatable. But the vehicles which are going to be the ones to beat include the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volkswagen Touareg as they line up more closely compared to it.  These models are going to be the key ones to beat and will benefit the development of the vehicle.

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