2013 Lexus GX vs. Its Competition

2013 Lexus GX 460
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Practice loading a few common cargo items if you think you're set on the GX.

It has one of the highest cargo-loading heights we've ever seen in a modern SUV.

2013 Lexus GX 4602013 Lexus GX
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2013 Audi Q7 TDI quattro2013 Audi Q7
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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT82013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2013 Volkswagen Touareg2013 Volkswagen Touareg
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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2013 Lexus GX 460 plays to a niche audience, as a luxury SUV for those who need serious towing ability and body-on-frame ruggedness combined with Lexus refinement; but there are too many factors limiting its appeal for normal family use.
8.6
The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense.
8.4
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover line expertly; better transmissions are at the top of the wish list.
8.8
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
8.0
The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg delivers good performance and a luxurious interior--although it's a mainstream brand asking for a luxury-vehicle price.
MSRP From    
$53,795$46,800$27,695$62,400$43,945
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Supercharged Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude *Ltd Avail*4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC4-Door VR6 Sport
Drivetrain    
4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77575
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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