It seems that the capable mid-size SUV will not receive an overhaul in next few years, which indicates that the 2019 Lexus GX 460 will continue without changes. For those who are not familiar with this model, it is one of the last traditional mid-size SUVs on the market. With its conventional body-on-frame construction, it is different than most of its rivals, who prefer a unibody platform.
The original GX came in 2002, while the current generation is present since 2009. During these nine years, we haven’t seen bigger changes and that will stay for another few years for sure. Latest reports suggest new generation after 2020. This makes it clear that 2019 GX 460 shouldn’t feature bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar design, along with pretty much same equipment. Since we won’t see bigger changes, 2019 GX 460 should arrive in usual time, in late 2018.
2019 Lexus GX 460 changes
Just like we already mentioned, there is still plenty of time until the redesign. The current second generation will carry on for another year or two. So, don’t expect bigger changes for the 2019 Lexus GX 460. This SUV will come in a familiar manner. Compared to the most of its competitors, it comes in a more traditional manner. A traditional body-on-frame architecture brings many benefits, but there are also some aspects where this SUV lacks compared to competitors. Still, it all depends on your preferences. You will definitely get a little bit worse driving dynamics, but 2019 Lexus GX 460 capability will be incomparable.
In terms of styling, things will probably remain the same. Expect to see a familiar face, which is present for almost nine years already. Of course, there have been few cosmetic updates, but the core remains the same.
2019 Lexus GX 460 trim levels
Speaking of equipment, 2019 Lexus GX 460 will most likely continue with two trim levels in the offer. Already base model comes with plenty of standard features. Some of them are 18-inch wheels, a full-size spare tire, LED headlights, running boards, a flip-up rear window within the swing-out tailgate, roof rails, Lexus’ Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, rearview camera etc. On the inside, you will find things like dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable steering column, 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, nine-speaker audio system and much more.
The optional Limited trim comes with even more standard features. It includes all above, but also adds things like adaptive and auto-leveling suspension, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, headlight washers, a heated wood-trimmed steering wheel, a rear cargo cover, the second-row captain’s chairs and upgraded leather upholstery. Also, there is an impressive number of optional standalone features.
2019 Lexus GX 460 engine
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. This SUV comes with a mighty V8 engine, unlike most of its competitors. It is a familiar 4.6-liter gasoline V8 engine, which delivers around 300 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is a standard feature, as well as all-wheel drive. In such combination, this large SUV features pretty good performances. Despite its weight and size, it needs only 7 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. A top speed goes around 115 mph. When it comes to fuel economy, expect results around 13/20 mpg in city/urban conditions.
2019 Lexus GX 460 release date and price
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 should come in usual time since there won’t be more important changes. This means late in the year. Base models should go around 53.000 dollars