2019 Lexus GX vs. Its Competition

2019 Lexus GX
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Lexus GX doesn’t really have a direct rival, at least as far as its size and off-road readiness are considered.

The Infiniti QX80 is larger but offers similar off-road chops, power, and towing ability.

The GMC Yukon—in Denali form, especially—matches the GX for its luxury, but is considerably larger.

From Germany, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and BMW X5 both cost a bit more but deliver superior on-road dynamics and far more bells and whistles.

If off-roading is your goal, the Toyota 4Runner offers more capability for tens of thousands less than the GX, albeit without the cosseting interior.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 delivers formidable capability, but it’s well behind crossover rivals in the ways most drivers use their SUVs.
The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family.
The 2019 GMC Yukon is an old-school SUV with plenty of tech and capability for new-school buyers.
The 2019 Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV is aging well, even though it’s still relatively aged.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class can be outfitted to please nearly every luxury-SUV buyer.
The dated but charming 2019 Toyota 4Runner is a throwback to ‘90s-era SUVs.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AStandard SUV 4WDN/AN/AStandard SUV 4WDN/A
Style Name     
GX 460 4WDxDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle2WD 4-Door SLELUXE RWDGLE 400 4MATIC SUVSR5 2WD (SE)
Four Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility4MATICSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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