2017 Lexus GX vs. Its Competition

2017 Lexus GX 460
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

With its truck frame and off-road prowess, the Lexus GX is kind of in a class of its own these days.

Only the Land Rover Discovery rivals it off the pavement, and even then the Disco is more focused on its high-tech traction control system than its ground clearance and big tires like the GX.

If you're only venturing up a dirt road occasionally, seek out the Audi Q7 for its high-tech interior and terrific driving dynamics.

The Volvo XC90 is the segment's style icon, and it's a decent value to boot.

The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class have long been considered midsize luxury defaults, and they're still excellent at what they've always done.

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Quick Specs
For an old-school SUV, the Lexus GX acquits itself quite well.
8.0
The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version.
7.2
The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
7.6
An SUV or crossover that provides a better balance of capability than the 2017 Land Rover Discovery simply doesn't exist.
7.7
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
7.3
The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency.
MSRP From     
$51,680$49,000$56,600$49,990$52,000$45,750
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
GX 460 4WD2.0 TFSI PremiumsDrive35i Sports Activity VehicleSE V6 SuperchargedGLE 350 SUVT5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
775555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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