2015 Lexus GX 460 vs. Its Competition

2015 Lexus GX
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Lexus GX 460 is a one of a dying breed, in that it's a mid-sized luxury SUV that sits on a truck-based platform.

Thanks to its sophisticated suspension, it offers excellent driving dynamics both on and off-road.

The Mercedes-Benz GL and Audi Q7 both have the Lexus beat in on-road driving, but neither can go quite as hard when it comes to leaving the pavement.

However, both offer an optional diesel engine, giving them an edge in terms of fuel economy and range.

The VW Touareg doesn't come with a third row, but it goes off-road with more grace than its German counterparts.

There's also the Jeep Grand Cherokee–also missing a third row–but it offers wonderful on-road dynamics, and strong competencies when it comes to off-roading.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can, but how many luxury car owners really take their SUVs off-road?
8.4
Though the 2015 Audi Q7 might show a little of its age, there are so few faults here that it's hard not to love this big SUV.
8.4
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an engine for everyone, and a feature list as extensive as those found in luxury sedans.
8.6
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
8.0
The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is expensive and fancy for a VW, but less expensive than some comparable luxury-SUV options.
MSRP From    
$49,485$48,300$29,995$63,600$44,705
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
N/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/A
Style Name    
4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium PlusRWD 4-Door Laredo4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC4-Door V6 Sport
Drivetrain    
Four Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77575
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC4MOTION
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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