2021 Lexus GX vs. Its Competition

2021 Lexus GX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The chunky GX 460 shares its underpinnings—but not its engine—with the Toyota 4Runner, which can be had with far more off-road-ready features for thousands less.

Nearly as four-wheeling-ready, the Infiniti QX80 is a relatively good value for a big SUV draped in soft leather trim.

Of course, the default off-roader is the remarkably flexible Land Rover Range Rover Sport, which is priced according to its dramatic abilities.

If your idea of roughing it is going to a shopping center that happens to have an REI, consider instead the divine Volvo XC90 or the spacious GMC Yukon, especially in tony Denali form.

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Quick Specs
5.0
The 2021 Lexus GX is an off-road warrior with a dash of sophistication, but lags in everyday use.
6.7
Coming to an upper-middle-class neighborhood near you: The 2021 GMC Yukon is richer and bigger, with details and a price tag to match.
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The 2021 Infiniti QX80 luxury SUV is an older design that remains a decent choice given its trucky abilities.
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The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport satisfies drivers who want every kind of capability in one showy package.
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The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a hugely capable and cool throwback SUV with a modern price attached.
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Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
MSRP From     
$53,450$51,000$69,150$69,500$36,765$49,000
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 19 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
GX 460 4WD2WD 4-Door SLELUXE RWDTurbo i6 MHEV SESR5 2WD (Natl)T5 FWD Momentum 7P
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
787557
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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