2012 Lexus GX460

Base 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8 auto trans

Base 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8 auto trans

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2012 Lexus GX 460
2012 Lexus GX 460
Although the Lexus RX was one of the first car-based crossover SUVs and is the brand's most popular model, Lexus did eventually hedge its bets by bringing out the more conventional GX sport-utility. The GX is derived from the Toyota 4Runner and has an old-school, body-on-frame architecture that makes the GX heavier, taller, and harder to climb up into than the RX. At the same time, however, this more trucklike construction gives the GX460 a robust towing capacity of 6500 pounds and makes it better able to handle off-road conditions. The standard all-wheel-drive system includes a low range as well as a lockable center differential; the electronic Active Traction Control mimics the effects of lockable front and rear differentials. The optional Crawl Control is sort of like an off-road version of cruise control -- you choose one of five preset, ultraslow speeds -- and it's augmented by Downhill Assist Control, which helps control speeds during steep descents. The Adjustable Height Control enables the suspension to raise the vehicle to clear obstacles (but be careful of those running boards), and the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System can adjust the anti-roll bars to allow greater wheel articulation off-road or, more usefully, less body roll during on-road cornering. For all its off-road helpers, the GX460 is also a worthy machine on the road, where it runs smoothly and quietly. The cabin comes with power everything and is lined with leather. A third-row seat is standard, but you need to be small and limber to climb back there.
2012 Lexus GX460 Front
Lexus is slowly revitalizing its product lineup, with the GS, new ES and RX being recent examples of worthwhile updates. But not all models are getting an immediate refresh. The 4Runner-based Lexus GX 460 midsize SUV is one of the models soldiering on into 2013 with no changes. The only change is to the bottom line, with the price of both the GX 460 and GX 460 Premium models going up by $200. With most competitors going to unibody platforms for all but their largest SUVs, the future of the GX beyond the next few years is uncertain, but the 301-hp V-8 powered midsize SUV has its fans.
2012 Lexus GX460 Front Three Quarter
Lexus may consider building the next version of its GX luxury SUV on a unibody platform, and is interested in launching turbocharged engines. Wards Auto reveals that Lexus believes both steps are important to stay relevant with competitors, and to appeal to younger customers.

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2012 Lexus GX460
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Base 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8
15 MPG City | 20 MPG Hwy
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Base 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8
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2012 Lexus GX460 Specifications

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4.6L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
15 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
20 MPG
301 hp @ 5500rpm
329 ft lb of torque @ 3500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
70,000 miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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Value Rating: Above Average