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2012 Lexus GX 460

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  2011 Lexus GX 460 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door TDI Lux *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View
Invoice $48,984 $41,251
15/20 16/28
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Bottom Line The 2012 GX 460 is a good pick for those who need the serious towing ability of a body-on-frame SUV, along with the refinement of a Lexus. But gas mileage is dismal, and it has some pretty critical packaging flaws that limit its usefulness. Read Full Review The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand. Read Full Review
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  • Strong V-8 powertrain
  • Useful off-road electronics
  • Decent ride quality
  • Towing ability


  • High cargo floor
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Too-light steering
  • Spongy brake pedal feel
  • Hatch opens to the wrong side for curb loading


  • Strong, high-mpg TDI
  • Responsive driving feel
  • Nicely appointed interior
  • Quiet, composed ride


  • Luxury price, mainstream brand
  • Lack of high-tech options
  • Hybrid's a tough sell next to TDI
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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