Some say that Lexus GX460 is the best luxury SUV, while others criticize it for its poor fuel economy. Our comprehensive Lexus GX460 review will walk you through the strengths and weaknesses of this make. If only second-hand cars can fit into your budget and you are looking for reliable used cars for sale in Dubai, UAE, you should definitely consider buying a Lexus GX460.
Lexus GX460 is one of the top-selling SUVs in Dubai. However, it took a big hit in 2010 when the company had to recall its recently introduced model due to a stability control issue. At that time, some critics compared it to a wooly mammoth and predicted that it would quickly die out. But unlike the wooly mammoth, it made a comeback, and by 2015 it was outselling many of its competitors. This make is known for its advanced features which depend on the model you purchase.
The 2016 Lexus GX460 is available in three models: Premier (AED 210,000), Prestige (AED 230,000) and Platinum (AED 260,000). These prices exclude any promotions that Al Futtaim motors might be running in Dubai.
A great off-road vehicle for your family:
If you love adventures or frequently go on road trips with your loved ones, Lexus GX460 will provide you a very comfortable ride. With its cutting edge Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) system, this SUV gives you wonderful control over a variety of terrains, including wet and uncarpeted roads. In addition, its suspension has been designed to absorb shocks to give you a smooth ride even on the bumpiest of roads. Another great thing about this car is that its interior remains very quiet even though it has an exceptionally powerful engine. However, many car experts say that it has more off-road features than most people need in a luxury midsize SUV. You can set the quality of your ride by switching to normal, sport or comfort mode. Many families with kids buy a Lexus GX460 after comparing used cars in Dubai.
Enhanced safety features:
Since the 2010 setback, when Consumer Reports, an American magazine that publishes product ratings and reviews, pointed out a flaw in its security functionality, Lexus has gone the extra mile to improve its security features. It comes with ten airbags, a state-of-the-art pre-collision system, and a lane departure warning system. The pre-collision system designed by Toyota uses radar technology to automatically detect collisions. If a collision is detected, it tightens the seatbelts and charges your brakes to give you more stopping power. To make it safer, Toyota has developed the first-of-its-kind Driver Monitoring System for Lexus. This system monitors your attentiveness while driving and warns you when you are drowsy or not responding properly to the situation on the road. Its headlights also adjust according to traffic conditions.
Engine & performance:
With its 4.6 liter V8 engine, the 2016 Lexus GX460 can accelerate from naught to 60mph in 7 seconds and has a top speed of 113 mph. Its powerful 301 horsepower front engine, full-time four-wheel-drive, and Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) enable you to drive it smoothly on all sorts of terrains. It has a towing power of almost 3,000 kgs and produces 329 pound-feet of torque. Its six-speed automatic transmission plays a big role in providing you with an excellent driving experience. Its on-road performance has been slightly compromised because of its enhanced off-road abilities. Lexus GX460 has a smart four-wheel drive system with a Torsen center differential, which gives 60 percent of the power to the rear wheels while you are driving normally but more when you are accelerating.
With 3 rows of seating, it has ample room for seven passengers and is ideal for large families with kids. It has a well-built interior that is furnished with leatherette upholstery and wood trim. The first two rows are roomier than the third row. Its front seats are power-adjustable and can be heated and cooled. However, its cargo area is not very big compared to some of the other luxury midsize SUVs. In addition, unlike most of the other SUVs, its cargo door swings sideways instead of upwards, which means that you might have to go around the door while loading luggage. Speaking of SUVs, Lexus currently has some new SUV concepts in line. Learn more here.
GX460’s interior is loaded with technologies like a touch screen infotainment system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and stereo. You can also get optional features such as an entertainment system for the rear seats, navigation and the Lexus Enform Remote system, which allows you to connect the car with your smartphone. With this system, you can start your car with your smartphone from a distance.
The new Lexus GX460 has several electronic systems that give you more control and better driving experience. The Rear Adjustable Height Control (AHC) air suspension allows you to raise or lower your car. The high mode will give you a smoother ride on bumpier roads and the low mode is to make it easier for you to step in or out of the car and load luggage. The Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) system enables you to stop and control your car even in extreme weather conditions, while the Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) systems help you in ascending and descending steep slopes. A number of electronic safety features mentioned above have also been included in this make. Read this article if you are interested in learning more about car safety features.
Mileage is the most notable area where this SUV gets a beating from critics. While fuel economy is not one of its strong features, Lexus is constantly improving the mileage of this make. Lexus GX460 has a much better mileage than Lexus GX470. Since it is a large car with a heavy engine, it is not surprising that it consumes more fuel. Some of the other SUVs such as Toyota Land Cruiser burn even more fuel than it. Since it’s a very resilient car, you might be able to save on maintenance what you spend extra at petrol stations.
Lexus GX460 is a very comfortable off-road vehicle with plenty of room for big families. Its biggest con is the fact that it has a poor fuel economy and its biggest pro is that it comes with a wide range of state-of-the-art features. If you found this Lexus GX460 review useful and have decided to buy it, check out some of the Lexus GX460 used cars for sale in Dubai, UAE. At CarSwitch, you can also find plenty of other models of used Lexus cars for sale.
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