2010 Lexus GX vs. Its Competition

2010 Lexus GX 460 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

If you're regularly going to be loading groceries into the back of the GX, test it.

The lift-up height is among the highest we've seen in a new vehicle.

2010 Lexus GX 460 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2010 Lexus GX
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2011 Volkswagen Touareg2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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2009 Audi Q7 Premium Plus2010 Audi Q7
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2010 Jeep Commander2010 Jeep Commander
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Angular Front Exterior View2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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Quick Specs
Lexus has succeeded in making the 2010 GX 470 safer, more responsive, and more comfortable, while maintaining its off-road chops. But those who want cargo convenience and versatility will be better off with a crossover.
The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes.
The 2010 Audi Q7 tames the SUV bad-boy image with subtler looks, diesel fuel economy, and good on-road performance.
The 2010 Jeep Commander is at home on the trail, although its interior and on-the-road comfort leave a lot to be desired.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Diesel V6
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4WD 4-Door4-Door VR6 Sportquattro 4-Door 3.6L PremiumRWD 4-Door Sport4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
4-Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4-Door SUV4 Door4 Door SUV4 DoorSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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