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.
However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is all-new for 2011, and now has top-notch performance and refinement—at a lower price than the Lexus.
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|2011 Lexus GX 460Browse Used Listings||2011 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2011 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas Supercharged V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Turbocharged Diesel V6||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4WD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||RWD 4-Door Laredo||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||4-Door VR6 Sport|
|4-Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|4-Door SUV||4 Door SUV||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic|
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|2011 Lexus GX 460 vs. 2011 Audi Q7||2011 Lexus GX 460 vs. 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2011 Lexus GX 460 vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class||2011 Lexus GX 460 vs. 2011 Volkswagen Touareg|