The Lexus GX 460 is a luxury paradox. The three-row SUV is rugged, capable, and loaded with luxury features, yet it’s loud, inefficient, drives like a truck, and has some odd packaging.
The current GX 460 was introduced a decade ago, and has since received a few updates over time to remain competitive in terms of safety features. Competitors such as the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery, and Jeep Grand Cherokee have moved past it in terms of technology and driving dynamics.
The 2020 Lexus GX 460 has a TCC Rating of 5.0 out of 10. It won my heart with off-road capability, a smooth V-8 engine, and great outward vision but it gave me heartburn with mediocre fuel economy, a weird tailgate, an absurd third row, truck-like handling, and looks that could paralyze oncoming traffic.
I spent some time with the 2020 Lexus GX 460 hauling the kids around town,…