As a mid-sized luxury SUV that sits on a truck-based platform, the Lexus GX 460 is a one of a dying breed.
Thanks to its sophisticated suspension, it offers balance of off-road prowess with competent on-road dynamics.
The VW Touareg doesn't come with a third row, but its better on road and also offers off-road capability.
There's also the Jeep Grand Cherokee–also missing a third row–but it offers wonderful on-road dynamics, and strong competencies when it comes to off-roading.
The three-row Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7 both have the Lexus beat in on-road driving, but neither can go quite as hard when it comes to leaving the pavement.
However, both offer an optional diesel engine, giving them an edge in terms of fuel economy and range.
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|2016 Lexus GXBrowse Used Listings||2016 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A|
|4WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary||RWD 4-Door GLE 350||4-Door V6 Sport|
|Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MOTION|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Lexus GX vs. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2016 Lexus GX vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class||2016 Lexus GX vs. 2016 Volkswagen Touareg|