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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|2015 Lexus GX 460Browse Used Listings||2015 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2015 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2015 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2015 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-8||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||N/A|
|4WD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||RWD 4-Door Laredo||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||4-Door V6 Sport|
|Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MATIC||4MOTION|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|