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When the goal is to score a rugged, luxury-laden off-road SUV, it’s hard to go wrong with the Lexus GX. The 2024 model enters a new generation with an improved boxy shape and rugged build. This Lexus SUV provides several great options through the trim levels and packages offered. If you’re looking for the sweet spot, here are a few suggestions.

2024 Lexus GX Overtrail Prototype testing in the wilderness.
2024 Lexus GX Overtrail Prototype | Lexus

Turning to the 2024 Lexus GX online configurator, we start our journey with:

Could the Lexus GX550 Luxury be right for you?

When you don’t require rugged equipment and won’t spend many days on the trails, the Luxury trim could be the ideal SUV. This model is great for the weekend camper that needs an SUV to handle their daily commute. The Luxury trim comes equipped with 22-inch wheels in dark gray paint and 10-way power front seats with heat, ventilation, and massage. These items make for a comfortable ride.

The Luxury trim brings several options to the mix, but the most important could be:

  • Mark Levinson 21-speaker premium audio system
  • 10.7-inch color head-up display
  • Cold Area Package
  • Second-row captain’s chairs

When equipped this way, the Lexus GX550 Luxury costs $80,040.

Should you choose the Lexus GX550 Overtrail+?

The Lexus GX is an SUV you buy because it’s what you want, not what you need. This SUV is one of the few body-on-frame models that hasn’t transitioned to a unibody construction. When you want the old-school driving feeling and an impressive package of off-road goodies, the Overtrail+ trim could be the right model to drive.

This GX comes with desirable off-road items but also has a set of massaging front seats, which makes going on trails more comfortable. If you’ve ever been tossed around on the trails, you understand the importance of these seats. This model also includes a head-up display and a console-mounted cool box to keep your drinks cold while on the trails.

When equipped this way, the 2024 Lexus GX550 Overtrail+ costs $78,780.

Is a more affordable Lexus GX550 Premium a better option for you?

The Premium trim is the entry point for this Lexus SUV. This is the most affordable price and still has the 349-hp twin-turbo V6 under the hood. This base model is available in an attractive Nori Green Pearl paint with the saddle tan interior, offering a rugged look right out of the gate.

You might want to add a wireless device charger and the Cold Area package to the mix. The Cold Area package adds a heated steering wheel, headlight washers, and an upgraded interior heater.

This packaging brings you a 2024 Lexus GX550 for $64,675.

Which of these three Lexus GX SUVs meets your needs?