The GX 460 is one of the last vehicles standing in the new-car market with truck-based underpinnings and mid-size dimensions.
While many other automakers once offered vehicles in this segment, they've all gone to the wayside, replaced by more carlike luxury crossovers.
With its adjustable suspension and KDSS, the GX does handle off-roading without making sacrifices in highway ride quality, and it's among the better vehicles for that.
However the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GL450 have a more confident feel on the road, with the Audi's strength being its beautiful interior, while the GL has such a composed ride and quiet interior.
With their available TDI diesel engines, the GL-Class, Q7, and Touareg are fuel-efficient and great for towing.
The VW Touareg is slightly more off-road-oriented, and doesn't offer a third-row seat, but it's otherwise a stout, impressive vehicle.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Commander offers a package that's similar to that of the GX, with three rows of seating and serious off-road ability.
However the Commander is slightly disappointing inside, with cabin materials that are a bit disappointing and dimensions that leave it short on headroom.
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