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$47,209
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$53,045
On Safety
Though outward visibility can be an issue, the 2011 Lexus GX 460 offers more safety features that other vehicles in this class, plus some nifty tech options.
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there's also a grille-mounted radar to detect a possible collision and a bumper-mounted sonar system for feeling your way into a parking space
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The 2011 Lexus GX 460 comes with pretty much every conventional passive and active safety feature you can think of—plus some sophisticated, high-tech active-safety features that might just help you avoid an accident.

In addition to the usual stability control and anti-lock brakes, Lexus claims that the GX 460 has a best-in-class ten airbags, including front side, rear seat side, and three-row side-curtain bags, plus knee bags for both front occupants. Active front head restraints also enhance rear impact safety.

Unfortunately, with the beltline brought even higher than before and a thicker back pillar, the blind spots have grown, leaving you to double- and triple-check when changing lanes. A back-up camera is now standard, but a wide-view front and side monitor system that helps a lot more is optional and requires the navigation system.

Also available is a Pre-Collision System, which primes the braking system for emergency braking and employs a driver monitor system; the feature is packaged together with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert, which detects lane markings and sounds a buzzer to warn the driver. Safety Connect—a GPS-based roadside assistance system—is included with all GX models.

The Lexus GX 460 was completely redesigned, with a new structure, last year, and there aren't yet any crash-test ratings available. But the 2011 Toyota 4Runner, which is somewhat related to the GX 460, has achieved a mostly impressive set of safety ratings, including top ratings from the IIHS in frontal and side impact and an 'acceptable' rating for roof strength.

Conclusion

Though outward visibility can be an issue, the 2011 Lexus GX 460 offers more safety features that other vehicles in this class, plus some nifty tech options.

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