2018 Lexus GX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Nebula Gray Pearl
MSRP
$45,118 - $58,935
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
15 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
301
Seats
6-7

How 2018 Lexus GX Ranks In Its Class

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#16
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 3.5Styling 3.7Value 4.0

What's New

The 2018 Lexus GX 460 SUV carries over with only minor changes. A Semi-Aniline bench seat is now standard on the Luxury grade, while heated and ventilated front seats are made available on the base GX. The Sport Design Package gains captain’s-chair 2nd-row seating.

Lexus GX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon GX 460 $45,118 - $51,827
Horsepower: 301 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon GX 460 Premium $52,155
Horsepower: 301 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon GX 460 Luxury $51,593 - $58,935
Horsepower: 301 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.85
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For the money you pay I think there should be more bells and whistles.

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Overall the car is great. There are a couple of things however that I think could be better. For instances, to turn the heat on, you have to go into climate and turn the fan on. You cannot just hit a button the console. Additionally, the pick up is just ok, for a v8 it should take off a little faster - though I am sure it is b/c the car is heavy, it is a little annoying going from a v6 to this car. The trunk space is just ok and if you have the third row seating up the trunk space is just down right non existent! I am not even sure one could call the 3rd row a real 3rd row (at least for adults). It is very tight and there is no leg room. Also if you have car seats in the car - its very difficult to get the third row up and down. For the amount of money one pays for this model there should be an automatic button included in the standard option or at least in the second highest model.

Christina P
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It is a safe luxury family vehicle.

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This has been the most reliable, comfortable, family efficient car I have owned. It has the perfect amount of space for a family of 4 with the third row folded down. If we are not traveling, the 3rd row is great for more passengers. We love the dual heated/cooling seats and the option for heat/ac in the second row. The GPS is a convenient and easy to use feature as well. This car makes me feel as if I am keeping my kids safe on the road.

Jen K
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Perfect size, quality, and features! It met all my expectations!

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The drive is smooth, comfortable, and noise free! The upgrades are high quality! It performs exactly the way I want and the size is perfect! The technology is user friendly! It has all the features I wanted, sun/moonroof, heated mechanical seats front and rear, awesome music sound, auto lights, wipers, etc.!

Patricia S
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$45,118 - $51,827
$52,155

Horsepower

Horsepower
301 (hp)
301 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.6L V8 DOHC 32V w/Dual VVT
4.6L V8 DOHC 32V w/Dual VVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Standard
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 (in.)
38 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.1 (in.)
34.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.4 (in.)
40.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

AC
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
7
6 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard
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Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Running Boards

Running Boards
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Standard
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/60HR18
P265/60HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 (in.)
109.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 (ft.)
38.1 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
74.2 (in.)
74.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
301 (hp)
301 (hp)

Torque

Torque
329 (ft. lbs.)
329 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
7000 (.lbs)
7000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
700 (.lbs)
700 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
23 (gal.)
23 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
15 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Standard
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
N/A
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • Emergency Sos *
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Intuitive Park Assist Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Equipment > Other > Labels Dec 19, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 19, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V831000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner and Tundra, 2018 Toyota Highlander, RAV4 and Lexus GX460 and 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles. These vehicles may have incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
An incorrect load information label can result in the operator overloading the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners and provide them with corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on January 23, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are H0Z for Toyota vehicles, and HLF for Lexus vehicles.

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