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2013 Lexus GX 460

Wednesday, February 13th 2013. | Lexus

The timing of the 2013 Lexus GX 460 couldn’t be better. At a time when there isn’t a lot of luxury SUVs to choose from, the 2013 GX stands out both in terms of style and performance. For the fourth generation of this luxury SUV, Lexus has managed to produce an impressive vehicle both on and off the road.

2013 Lexus GX 460 (full) front

For a seven-passenger luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus GX 460 managed to achieve quite a remarkable feat: to be a serious off-road contender and at the same time a well-mannered cruiser on the highway. Powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 329-pound feet of torque, the 2013 Lexus GX 460 accelerates at zero to 60 mpg in 7.2 seconds. Its combined fuel economy rating is a combined 17 mpg, with 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg in the highway. It available in only one gearbox: a six-speed automatic transmission.

Its powertrain obviously shows that the 2013 Lexus GX 460 is a serious contender in the luxury SUV market, securing its spot as the more refined and luxurious counterpart of the Toyota 4Runner. Now in its fourth generation, the 2013 Lexus GX 460 manages to impresss once again with its refined and stable handling.

2013 Lexus GX 460 front

The interior of the Lexus GX 460 doesn’t disappoint with its promise of luxury characteristic of the Lexus brand. The control panel looks busy with its slew of features, but everything somehow makes sense. The optional navigation system and the gauges are quite easy to read and won’t confuse the first-time GX 460 driver.

The 60/40 splitting of the rear seats is complemented by the power-folding third-row seats, providing a cargo space of as much as 92 cubic feet. The rear cargo door is hinged on the side and can be swung sideways, instead of the usual liftgate.

2013 Lexus GX 460 back

Compared to the previous generation, the 2013 Lexus GX 460 has undergone only minor improvements, including a color-keyed bodyside molding, and carved-out fenders that makes it look somewhat like a truck. With its sculpted exterior, the Lexus GX 460 has maintained its luxury exterior.

There are several commendable safety features in the GX 460, including the front, rear, and third row head airbags, remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, rear door child safety locks, engine immobilizer, auto delay off headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, stability and traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, whiplash protection, and tire pressure monitoring. Packed with safety features, the GX 460 continues its legacy as a dependable luxury SUV.

2013 Lexus GX 460 side

The 2013 Lexus GX 460 is slightly pricier than the 2013 model, with the base model starting at $53,445. The GX 460 Premium is priced at around $58,915. Both models had a $200 increase from its 2012 prices. The base GX 460 comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and power-folding third-row seats. With the Premium upgrade, you get a number of upgrades, including three-zone automatic climate control, power-folding side-mirrors, adaptive front lighting with HID headlamps, and heated outboard middle row seats.

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