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
6.0
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.
7.8
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.
7.2
The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected.
7.4
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is a spacious three-row crossover with more capability than anything that doesn’t ride on tank tracks.
7.5
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
7.2
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     
$52,155$49,900$57,200$52,090$52,200$46,900
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
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 7-Passenger Momentum
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
775557
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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