The 2020 Lexus GX definitely isn’t a vehicle for all those who wonder why its price tag is so high. It may not be the fanciest SUV around, but it is definitely one of the most off-road capable vehicles you can find around. It shares plenty of its parts with the amazing Toyota 4Runner, which can mean just one thing – spectacular performances. On this other side, it definitely lack in terms of refinement and also shows its age both outside and on the inside. The 2020 Lexus GX doesn’t feature too many novelties. It comes with a longer list of standard equipment. For example, blind-spot monitoring is a standard feature now. Other than that, things have remained pretty much the same.
- Spectacular off-road capabilities
- Great towing capacity
- Well-equipped base model
- Poor fuel economy
- Limited cargo area
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Lexus GX continues without bigger changes. It comes with the same layout that dates from a decade ago. It definitely shows its age in some aspects, especially on the inside. On the other side, the exterior design still looks quite decent, though the look definitely isn’t the thing that attracts GX’s buyers. This model features same mechanics as the 4Runner, which means spectacular off-road performances. Compared to the 4Runner, it features a slightly lower ground clearance, due to sportier bumpers. It affects the off-road capability, but in a minimal portion. You can still go pretty much everywhere with this one.
On the other side, the cabin of this SUV definitely shows its age. The dashboard may look a little bit outdated, but the list of standard equipment is on a pretty high level, even in terms of tech features. You can count on things like an 8-inch touchscreen, which is very easy to use, though you will probably notice a little bit outdated graphics. When it comes to comfort, first two rows are pretty spacious, while the third one compromises with the cargo area. Neither the seats are comfortable enough to accommodate adults, nor cargo area can accommodate enough luggage until the seats fold down.
Considering that the 2020 Lexus GX is a classic body-on-frame SUV, you can’t expect crossover-like athleticism. Still, a 4.6-liter V8 engine is powerful enough to provide pretty decent accelerations. It delivers around 301 horsepower, which also guarantees class-leading 6.500 pounds of towing capacity. On the other side, fuel economy definitely isn’t the SUV’s strongest point. In best case, you can count on 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
2020 Lexus GX Release Date and Price
The 2020 Lexus GX will be available in September next year. Base models are available at around $52,000. On the other side, top-level models can go up to $63,500.