2010 Initial Quality Study Results
2010 Lexus GX
The Lexus GX is a midsize premium sport utility vehicle. It is the smaller sibling to the Lexus LX and the larger sibling to the Lexus RX. The GX features standard full-time 4-wheel drive and standard 8-cylinder power.
The first Lexus GX debuted in North America in 2003. The midsized SUV joined the Lexus lineup as the smaller sibling to the Lexus LX 470 (now known as the LX 570). In contrast to the car-like, Camry-based Lexus RX 300 crossover, the GX 470 shared a body-on-frame platform and heavy-duty off-road mechanicals with the Toyota 4Runner. The GX 470 offered seating for up to 8 passengers within its cabin while most of its competitors seated only 5.
The second-generation model, introduced as the Lexus GX 460, debuted in the fall of 2009 as a 2010 model. While the engine has slightly less displacement, it is also more efficient and more powerful. Further increasing acceleration and efficiency over the old model is a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Again, just like its predecessor, the body-on-frame chassis is shared with the Toyota 4Runner.
Dimensions and Interior Room
|Passenger Volume||130 cubic feet|
Features and Options
The 2010 Lexus GX 460 is offered in two trim levels: GX 460 and GX 460 Premium. Both models share identical mechanicals, but the luxury appointments on each are slightly different.
Standard features on both models include remote keyless entry; power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel; auto-dimming inside mirror; privacy glass; leather upholstery; memory for the driver's seat, outside mirrors, and steering wheel; and more. Premium models are upgraded with adaptive variable suspension, air springs on the rear suspension, 3-zone climate control (the standard model has 2-zone climate control), auto-dimming outside mirrors, upgraded leather upholstery, heated middle-row seats, heated steering wheel, and more.
The Lexus GX 460 offers 3 rows of seating. The second row is designed with a 60/40-split seatback for walk-in access to a third-row seating area that features fold-flat seatbacks. The rear cargo area is accessed via a side-hinged rear door that is also fitted with a flip-up glass panel for added convenience.
The 2010 Lexus GX 460 model features a 4.6-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 301 horsepower and 329 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. All models are fitted with a permanent full-time 4-wheel-drive system with a TORSEN limited-slip differential (with an electronic lock). A 2-speed transfer case, which provides a low range for off-road use, is standard. The EPA fuel economy for the 2010 Lexus GX ranges between 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Safety and Crash Testing
|Front Driver||Not Tested|
|Front Passenger||Not Tested|
|Side Driver||Not Tested|
|Side Rear Passenger||Not Tested|
|Rollover 2WD||Not Tested|
|Rollover 4WD||Not Tested|
|IIHS||** TOP SAFETY PICK **|
|Frontal Offset||Not Tested|
|Side Impact||Not Tested|
|Roof Strength||Not Tested|
|2010 IQS||Highest ranked in segment|
|2010 VDS|| |
Highest ranked * (GX 470)
|2009 APEAL|| |
To learn more visit:
2010 Lexus GX Model Page
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