The 2014 Lexus GX460 also receives a price cut of $4710 to $49,995
despite gaining new standard features. On the outside, the GX460’s new aggressive front end features LED headlamps and DRLs, and new clear taillight finish. The biggest interior addition is
a new eight-inch touchscreen that controls infotainment and the
optional navigation system, and a new espresso wood and black trim
package is available as well.
A Premium Package, which Lexus says will have the same $54,705 price
as the base 2013 GX460, includes navigation, park assist, three-zone
climate control, and heated rear seats, and a $61,625 GX460 Luxury model
adds an adaptable air suspension, blind spot monitor and cross traffic
alert technologies, and different graphite-finish wheels.
Under the skin, the seven-seat GX460 continues on mostly unchanged
from its introduction in 2010, as it is still based on the Toyota Land
Cruiser Prado platform. The 2014 Lexus GX460 offers only one powertrain
option: a 301 hp, 4.6-liter V-8 paired with a six-speed automatic and
standard full-time four-wheel-drive.
With its surprising off-road chops and low-range four-wheel-drive,
the GX460’s closest competitor is the 2013 Land Rover LR4, which starts
at the exact same price of $49,995. Other competitors include the 2013
Audi Q7, 2014 Infiniti QX60, and 2014 Acura MDX, all of which are priced lower than the 2014 GX460 but are crossovers that offer much less go-anywhere capability.