2016 Lexus GX 460 Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Lexus GX 460 Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – The new 2016 Lexus GX 460 crossover comes with plenty of features to admire ranging from the full time AWD system to the old-school SUV torch. Sadly, no one knows its exact release date yet. Other novelties to expect from the refreshed GX include a redesigned front and back fascia, plenty of standard features and equipment levels.

2016 Lexus GX 460
2016 Lexus GX 460

The vehicle returns as a pretty well-mannered companion in the city roads which is quite interesting. It still manages to give its passengers a comfortable ride due to the apt suspension that soaks up broken pavement and bumps.

2016 Lexus GX 460 side view, exterior, alloy wheels, silver color

It also returns with its famed V8 that is muscular enough to give you 301 hp and get you in and out of traffic jams devoid of any hustles. Assuredly, the GX 460 comes fitted with a solid amount of luxury-oriented luxuries and an adaptive air suspension system that further ads to the cozy ride.

2016 Lexus GX 460 exterior, side view, black color

Despite all the fun the new 2016 Lexus GX 460 promises, there are still other better SUVs out there. Offering better handling and on-road performance are the Infiniti Q60, BMW X5 and Acura MDX. Furthermore, the Land Rover LR4 seems to be the perfect match to the GX’s 460 if compared side to side. However, if your desire is luxury, then I’d highly recommend the GX 460 to be at the top of your radar.

Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2016 Lexus GX 460

The vehicle is available as a seven-passenger luxury SUV that will debut in two trims: the base and the top-of-the-line Luxury model.

2016 Lexus GX 460 front
2016 Lexus GX 460 front

Some of the standard features to expect from the base 2016 Lexus GX 460 include driver memory settings, 18” alloy wheels, rear spoiler, illuminated running boards, 8-way power driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HD radio, a rearview camera, leatherette upholstery, LED headlights, rear privacy glass, premium audio speaker, 8” display, iPod interface, tilt steering wheel, reclining second row seats, rear privacy glass, a sunroof/moonroof, a 50/50-split third row seat, Bluetooth connectivity, Siri Eyes free, cruise control, telescopic steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, roof rack side rails, electronics interface, satellite radio, and exterior heated mirrors.

2016 Lexus GX 460 back
2016 Lexus GX 460 back

Optional feature list include the Premium package that comes bundled with a windshield de-icer, navigation system, 18” wheels, climate control, heated second row seats, perforated leather seats, automatic wipers, perforated front seats, and rear parking sensors.

2016 Lexus GX 460 interior, leather saets

Up the food chain is the top-of-the-line 2016 Lexus GX 460 Luxury model that comes with all of the above features and adds illuminated front scuff plates, a cargo cover, rear cross traffic alert, special graphite finish, mahogany wood trim, power folding 3rd row seats, heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive suspension, blind spot monitoring, 18” wheels, and headlamp washers.

2016 Lexus GX 460 interior
2016 Lexus GX 460 interior

Some of the options for the Luxury model include a rear seat video system, 17-speaker premium audio system, and the Driver Support package. Some of the features and equipment bundled on the package include premium audio system, automatic high beam alert, off-road Crawl Control, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, and Mark Levinson premium audio system.

2016 Lexus GX 460 cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 Lexus GX 460

The vehicle debuts with a 4.6L V8 engine good for 301 horsepower and 329 pounds of torque. Standard transmission system is the 6-speed auto and a full time AWD system. When the new 2016 Lexus GX 460 is properly equipped, expect it to tow up to 6,500 lbs.

2016 Lexus GX 460 engine

Since we don’t have the acceleration details and the EPA ratings for the 2016 GX 460 SUV, we should expect the vehicle to come with improved 2015 GX 460 ratings, which accelerated to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The fuel economy remains largely underwhelming at 15/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the standard safety features to look forward to include a rearview camera, traction control, side curtain airbags, knee bags for the driver and passenger, stability control, automatic collision notification, anti-lock brakes, and lane assist.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.8 in. (109.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.1 in. (192.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 11.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5130 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 15/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Onyxm Claret Micam Fire Agate Pearlm Nebula Gray Pearlm Satin Cashmere Metallicm Silver Lining Metallicm Starfire Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 6500 lbs

2016 Lexus GX 460 Price & Date of Release

2016 Lexus GX 460 front view, black color, headlights and grille

As already mentioned at the top of the 2016 Lexus GX 460 review, the release date of the crossover remains mysterious at present, but we expect the details soon. As for the pricing details, we should expect it to set you back by around $49,485 for the base model.

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