2014 Lexus GX | new car review

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 by

Quick Review

GoodGood Improved front fascia
BadBadRear still looks too much like a Prado
SpecsSpecs4.6L V8 producing 292 hp and 438 Nm of torque
PricePriceAED 210,000 - AED 260,000
RatingEditors Rating Four Star

The GX is a mid-size SUV based on the Toyota Prado and manufactured by its luxury arm, . In the lineup, the fits snugly between the smaller RX and the larger LX models.

Looks

For 2014, the Lexus GX remains unchanged for the most part. Having undergone a minor facelift, the 2014 Lexus GX now sports the  largest ever signature spindle-grille for a more distinctive appearance, revised headlamp cluster, daytime running lights and foglamps. Quite frankly, we really like the update since the GX finally looks more like its elder brother, the Lexus LX and less like the Toyota Prado that it is based on.

2014 Lexus GX Exterior Collage

Feels

Keeping up with Lexus standards, the 2014 GX is home to ample amounts of soft leather, wood trim and a revised centre console that houses a massive 8″ touchscreen multimedia system. In addition to 3D maps, it is capable of displaying three sections at once. The screen can be configured as a single display (navigation/map), dual display (navigation/map + audio) or three displays on the same screen (navigation/map + audio + Temperature Control or any other function).

2014 Lexus GX Interior Collage

Engineering

The 2014 Lexus GX 460 is both a comfortable city cruiser and a confident off-roader. On road, the driver can tailor ride and handling balance by selecting from Normal, Sport or Comfort modes for the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). On the other hand, the sophisticated full-time 4WD system includes a low range for secure travel, and is supported by a range of chassis control technologies such as Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC). Additionally, a steering angle indicator in the gauge panel shows the driver, at a glance, which direction the front wheels are pointing – which can be extremely useful when tackling tricky terrain.

What’s on offer?

Under the hood, the 2014 Lexus GX 460 packs in a 4.6 litre V8 unit that produces 292 horsepower and 438 Nm of torque. With ample amounts of torque available, towing is one of the GX 460’s strengths and it is made easier since Trailer Sway Control is now available as standard. As far as variants are concerned, the GX is available in three packages; Premier, Prestige and Platinum, at prices of AED 210,000, AED 230,000 and AED 260,000 respectively.

Summing it…

The 2014 Lexus GX has improved significantly and is now worthy of the badge worn on the large spindle grille and the asking price.

 

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