The release of Lexus GX SUV proved that Lexus is true to its commitment of maintaining its tradition of producing luxurious vehicles that are both comfortable and inviting. Known for its impressive 3-row seating, as well as striking interior, the Lexus GX is the best choice for luxury sport utility vehicles. Moreover, the latest model of Lexus GX has a unique capability to travel farther on off-road distances, which is not a common trait on other vehicles in this segment.
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The 2012 Lexus GX is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque. It can accelerate zero to 60 mph in a brisk 7.2 seconds, which is great for an SUV.
Car enthusiasts can't help but notice the truck-based underpinnings of this SUV, which comes in handy during towing or going on an off-road travel. In fact, properly equipped, it can tow 6,800 pounds; that is impressive for an SUV. However, such rugged truck features tend to lead to higher weight and lower fuel efficiency, as the GX returns only 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
The features of the 2012 Lexus GX 460 have not been changed, except for the chrome inspired body side moldings on the base trimmings. There are also the glossy wheels in its Premium trim. The vehicle provides a smooth and quiet ride on long road trips, and it has the ability to skillfully navigate on rock and root strewn trails. The GX 460 SUV of Lexus is known for its great performance and works just like a Land Rover, without the dubious consistency. Because of the 2012 Lexus GX 460's body-on-frame feature, it operates just like a truck would, rather than a typical SUV Crossover. The GX 460 would not fail to impress its passengers with its smooth ride, as well as respectable handling. It corners aggressively and offers a smooth ride; two things SUV buyers either love or hate.
Although crash test results are not available for the 2012 Lexus GX, it is hard to imagine that it would fail miserably. Lexus is well known and respected for the high ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The GX was tested in its braking abilities though, and it was able to stop from 60 mph in 127 feet, which is a little better than average.