Autoinfomotive – 2016 Lexus GX 460 Specs. A traditional midsize Sports Utility Vehicle with a three seat configuration, the new 2016 Lexus GX 460 returns for this year as a capable off-roader, yet continues to comfortably indulge its passengers on pavement.
It comes with plenty of luxury features while maintaining a top off-road performance. Its release date according to industry bigwigs should be expected mid-next year.A case in point is the 2016 Lexus GX 460 which carries the old-school banner with its full-timed AWD, beefy V8 power, and a body-on frame construction. But whether the 460 will impress you lies solely on the list of priorities you have.
Despite the age factor, the GX 460 continues to offer an impressive and well-mannered companion especially in the city pavements. It enables a smooth ride through its fine-tuned suspension that is apt at soaking those will-maintained streets. With 301 horsepower under your foot’s directive, you’ll definitely get in and out of those traffic without breaking a sweat.
Still, the new 2016 Lexus GX 460 comes with its share of downsides that are enough to scare any potential buyers. They include a relatively ponderous handling, poor fuel economy, inconvenient side-swinging cargo door, and an uncomfortable second-row seats.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Changes
The Lexus GX 460 for 2016 is offered in two trims just as before, and the SUV comes with a seven seat configuration. The 2016 Lexus GX 470 is reviewed separately.
Technologies and equipment available include USB/iPod interface, HD and satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, an 8” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 50/50-split third row seat, reclining and sliding 40/20/40-split second row seat, cruise control, driver memory settings, an eight-way power front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, automatic climate control, a rear spoiler, rear privacy glass, roof rack side rails, illuminated running boards, LED headlights, and 18” wheels.
The Premium package adds a navigation system, automatic climate control, heated second-row seats, ventilated and heated front seats, perforated leather upholstery, rear and front parking sensors, a windshield de-icer, automatic wipers, LED foglights, and 18” wheels.
Picking the 2016 Lexus GX 460 Luxury model gets you power-folding third row seats, a cargo cover, upgraded leather upholstery, mahogany wood trim, a heated steering wheel, rear cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming side mirrors, illuminated scuff plates, headlamp washers, rear automatic leveling, an adaptive suspension system, liquid graphite finished 18” wheels.
Options available on the 2016 Lexus GX 460 Luxury model include Mark Levinson audio system, front and side parking cameras, a lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, off-road oriented Crawl Control feature, a rear video entertainment system, and 17” Mark Levinson premium sound system.
The new and invigorated 2016 Lexus GX 460 features a 4.6L V8 under its hood that cranks out 329 pounds of torque and 301 horsepower. The full-time all-wheel-drive and the 6-speed automatic transmission system are standard.
When fully-loaded, expect the 2016 Lexus GX 460 towing capacity to stand at 6,500 pounds.
During our performance testing, it was revealed that 7.2 seconds was needed for an acceleration to 60 mph.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Price
The official details haven’t been released yet and it is still early to speculate about the 2016 Lexus GX 460 price. However, we shouldn’t expect any significant increments and, according to industry reports, should cost around an MSRP of $50,105 for the Base model.