Trucks & SUVs

What’s the 2020 Lexus GX Good For?

The 2020 Lexus GX might be ranked last among the most luxurious SUVs of the year, but it’s not a bad vehicle. With the GX, you get the signature reliability that the Lexus brand is known for. Here are some of the most appealing GX features.

The Lexus GX is capable enough for extreme off-roading

If you’re looking for both glam and ruggedness, the GX really might be the ideal SUV for you. The GX is appropriate for driving around the most upscale parts of town and even capable enough for going off-roading. This unique package deal makes the GX a compelling luxury SUV. The GX is both tenacious and comfortable so it’s suitable enough for whatever you want it to be. Its platform supports both extreme off-roading adventures as well as lowkey camping trips. 

Besides off-roading capability, there are few other GX performance factors you should consider. For starters, fuel economy isn’t the GX’s strong suit, but that’s not a surprise for a vehicle its size. Also, the GX doesn’t offer a multitude of different powertrain options, there’s just one. Each GX model is powered by a smooth and responsive 301-hp, 4.6-liter V8 engine. Overall, the GX performs satisfactorily but its handling is rather clumsy. 

The GX is very family-friendly

Thanks to its refreshed exterior and large cabin, the GX is a ride parents will be proud to drive that’s also accommodating for toting a large brood. This large SUV can seat up to seven, depending on the configuration you pick. Most of the GX’s cabin is spacious enough for adults, except for the third row. 

You’ll appreciate the GX on the inside for its gorgeous, well-built cabin, but you might be disappointed with its infotainment system. On the plus side, it’s easy to use but the main drawback is that the infotainment system is outdated.  The GX’s 8-inch touchscreen could be sharper and its button controls could stand to be updated too. Also, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still aren’t available on this Lexus model which is a bummer. At least you can equip the GX with a nice rear-seat entertainment system which is ideal for the kiddos. 

The GX is remarkably reliable 

2020 Lexus GX 460 with city scape in the background
2020 Lexus GX 460

Whether you are looking to make the GX your next family-friendly vehicle or as a regular off-roader, this SUV’s near-perfect reliability scores will add to your peace of mind. The GX has been named as one of the most reliable luxury SUVs across major customer insight organizations such as Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, and Kelley Blue Book. GX owner satisfaction is also particularly high too. 

So why does the GX get a bad rep?

As we mentioned earlier, one of the main downsides to the GX is its clumsy handling. Sometimes, it also feels rather rough at times, mostly on paved roads. Additionally, not only are the GX’s fuel economy ratings below-average, they are actually among the worst in the large SUV class. Cargo space is also below-average.

If you can get past the GX’s performance flaws and outdated infotainment system, it’s not a bad buy. It’s exceptionally reliable and safe. Plus, this family-friendly SUV is always ready for an adventure