2014 Lexus GX 460 – Ladder frame based SUV are increasingly rare these days, but some still exist and survive mainly by mixing exceptional off-road capability , with luxurious appointments . Prado platform dating all the way back to 1990 , so this Lexus GX has its roots in the architecture and components tested and reliable. The 2014 Lexus GX 460 also shares many components with the Toyota 4Runner . All this is good news , if we consider the reliability, durability and off-road capability .
The second generation of the Lexus GX was introduced in 2010 and named the 2014 Lexus GX 460. The numerical designation refers to the 4.6 liter V8 engine that drives this beast , and it is the only engine available . The V8 is a great engine and pulls 301 HP and 329 lb -ft of torque. It produces very nice and powerful sound, and is able to accelerate quickly and smoothly. It is backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission upgraded with 6th gear suitable for road running . I checked this in a couple of short interstate travel . GX 460 2014 becomes just below 2,000 rpm at 75 MPH, making it a fairly long distance cruise and seemingly effortless . Of course , this also helps fuel economy and GX is EPA rated at 20 mpg highway.
Personally, I’m very fond of 2014 Lexus GX 460 front end looks. Mainly , the shape and position of HID headlamps make the vehicle seem surprised. The rest of the car looks good to my eyes. The profile is a classic SUV , and the rear is clean and very well executed. The 2013 model does not have visual differences year. 2014 Lexus GX 460 Every test is quick to point out that the tailgate opens to side instead of up. I find this to be a problem at all , but I live in the suburbs. It can be a problem in a metropolitan area , but I hope you leave your GX in your lodge or mountain ski chalet instead of the big city.
Those of you who are familiar with the interior of the current Toyota 4Runner find many similarities in the cabin of the 2014 Lexus GX 460. Not a bad thing , more Lexus interior looks and feels more sophisticated and refined . But I had a couple of problems , while in the driver’s seat . First, the knee was hitting the big round audio system is the / knob / volume. Second, when the shift lever is in the drive position , blocked my view of most switchery right on the center console. These are the switches that control the ride height , suspension modes , slow down hill , and the transfer case 4Hi/4Lo . This is not a big problem, but not as easy to use as interfaces in some of the competitors .
Overall, I found the driver’s seat very comfortable and the driving position and commanding road . The room in the second row was very good too . However, the third row room is very limited and only suitable for younger children . Also, I found it difficult to fold the middle row seat in order to gain entry to the third row. If you need a Lexus with more space, then choose a 2014 Lexus GX 460. 2014 Lexus GX 460 adaptive cruise control , lane departure warning , and driver attention monitor . The 2014 Lexus GX 460 latter system has sensors that can recognize when the driver is not looking forward mounted steering column . Another set of sensors are looking at the road ahead, and if a collision is imminent and the driver is not looking ahead, then this Lexus alerts you with beeps , flashing light , and even pulsating brakes. This advanced security feature is unique in this segment.
The Lexus GX 460 off road 2014 on several occasions: in dry conditions, mud and snow . This Lexus just laughed at everything I threw at it. The suspension works very well off road , but I found it a bit bouncy in most highway driving. Yes , I tried to switch between Comfort , Normal, Sport and suspension settings . I have not found much difference between these three modes. All equipment and rear air springs could not hide the fact that this is a beast ladder frame with a solid rear axle . I recently had the pleasure of driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, and I can tell you handled the off-road as well, but rode smoother on pavement . Also, I found the QX56 nfiniti I2014 could handle the duty road in a softer than 2014 Lexus GX 460. In short , the 2014 Lexus GX 460 is focused on off-road capabilities .