Compare 2021 Lexus GX vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner

2021 Lexus GX
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GX 460 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX GX 460 4WD 15 19 $49,175 $53,450
GX GX 460 Luxury 4WD 15 19 $59,537 $64,715
GX GX 460 Premium 4WD 15 19 $49,175 $53,450
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Limited 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner Limited 2WD 16 19 $42,014 $45,670
4Runner Limited 4WD 16 19 $43,888 $47,705
4Runner Nightshade 2WD 16 19 $43,316 $47,085
4Runner Nightshade 4WD 16 19 $45,189 $49,120
4Runner SR5 2WD 16 19 $33,823 $36,765
4Runner SR5 4WD 16 19 $35,548 $38,640
4Runner SR5 Premium 2WD 16 19 $36,638 $39,825
4Runner SR5 Premium 4WD 16 19 $38,364 $41,700
4Runner TRD Off Road 4WD 16 19 $37,471 $40,730
4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4WD 16 19 $39,858 $43,325
4Runner TRD Pro 4WD 16 19 $46,684 $50,745
4Runner Trail Special Edition 2WD 16 19 $35,639 $38,740
4Runner Trail Special Edition 4WD 16 19 $37,363 $40,615
4Runner Venture 4WD 16 19 $41,302 $44,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,175
$42,014
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,450
$45,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$891 / month
$761 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Lexus GX is an off-road warrior with a dash of sophistication, but lags in everyday use. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a hugely capable and cool throwback SUV with a modern price attached.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 32.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 9
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 71.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 75.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 47.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 89.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 47.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 23
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P245/60SR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P245/60SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
650 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5130 4525
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 6100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3439
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2998
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 750
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 750
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3400 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
Displacement
4.6 L/281 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.40
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.91 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.73
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.2 10.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2021 Lexus GX
  • 2022 Lexus GX arriving; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $579 for 36 months
  • Rebate: No Cash incentives
  • Finance: From 2.49% APR
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2021 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2022 4Runner is arriving now
  • Lease: $506/mo. (est.)
  • Rebate: Up to $1,000 off
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