2018 Lexus GX vs. Its Competition

2018 Lexus GX 460
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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

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

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.

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.

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

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Quick Specs
The Lexus GX 460 pairs scads of off-road hardware with lots of luxury trim, but most drivers will be better off with a crossover.
The 2018 Audi Q7 delivers exactly what luxury buyers want: room for the whole family and some of the most advanced technology ever fitted to a new car.
The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is a spacious three-row crossover with more capability than anything that doesn’t ride on tank tracks.
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the crossover success that brought new buyers into the brand. Its mix of good looks and excellent tech make it a major player now.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
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 SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDN/AStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
GX 460 4WD2.0 TFSI PremiumsDrive35i Sports Activity VehicleSE V6 SuperchargedGLE 350 SUVT5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum
Four Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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