Unfortunately, the 2016 Lexus GX 460 is going to be the last body-on-frame Lexus model at least that is what reports suggest. Both it and the LX models will be replaced by a new uni-body design that is said to reduce weight by up to 20% while keeping the performance at a high level.
The GX on the other hand will most likely be the better car for the off-road excursions of the two, so if you are looking for a luxury crossover with great off-road capabilities than it most likely is the better choice. This will need to be confirmed and as soon as we get our hands on these two we will test them in all possible conditions.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Price
Considering the car has been made since 2002 you would expect it to change quite a bit since its release but you would be wrong. The 2016 Lexus GX 460 follows the same recipe of a great engine wrapped in a body-on-frame construction that is both rugged and comfortable. If you’d like it then take into account that being the last model it will be released in 2015 at a base price of around $49,085 making it quite a bit more expensive than the European competitors.
2016 Lexus GX 460
Engine wise there will be just a single engine available for 2016 Lexus GX 460 that received a small improvement to the ECU in order to improve fuel consumption. It is now able to return up to 25 MPG on the highway and as low as 16 MPG in the city while maintaining the same level of performance. The 4.6 V8 is able to develop up to around 310 horsepower and as much as 329 lb-ft of torque making it just a bit more powerful than the previous engine.
Lexus GX 460 Side
The transmission will be the same 6 speed automatic with low and high gears for off-road usage. It will be coupled to a four wheel drive system with lockable differentials in the front and back and a limited slip differential in the middle. This is the system that makes it much better than its competitors off-road. It will be able to get you out almost from any situation giving you great confidence in drivetrain that comes as standard.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Interior
Inside the cabin we will see the same level of comfort and equipment as before. The 2016 Lexus GX 460 will feature leather interior with satellite navigation and a premium audio system as standard. There will also be a climate control system with dual zone control as well as a medium sized moon-roof in the base model of the car. Its only change over the previous model will be the type of navigation. The newer one will get a small improvement to the antenna in order to increase its efficiency. Nothing revolutionary is going to come, more changes can be expected with the new generation that should be launched in the next few years.
Review Of 2016 Lexus GX 460
On the outside the car will look pretty much unchanged. There will be though last edition version that will feature off-road rims with all terrain tires, bulkier front and rear bumper and also more rugged interior. The front bumper of 2016 Lexus GX 460 will receive a steel shield in order to protect it from rocks while the rock-rails on the sides will be integrated into the skirts! With all this protection you will be safe and it will be pretty hard to do any real damage to the car but still, you need to be careful.