Your concerns about size, fuel economy, and styling all answered
1 hour ago
by Stephen Rivers
We just had the chance to test out the 2022 Lexus GX and when I say that we tested it I really mean it. We took the GX on a full 2,000-mile road trip from the middle of Colorado all the way down to Tucson, Arizona. Before we left, we asked you what you wanted to know about it. Now that we’re back, here are your answers.
The GX is a somewhat controversial SUV for a few specific reasons. One of those is how it looks and another one of them is centered around its platform and engine. The first two main questions that you folks had hit on both of those concerns.
Rocket asked “Do infants and toddlers really cry at the sight of it, or is that just a rumor?”
Well, Rocket, me and my merry band are all child-free and do our best to avoid kids at almost all costs. So we don’t have any hard data from our time with the GX in this regard. What we can confirm is that at the start of the journey we all (five of us) thought that it was a bit gaudy.
Driven: 2022 Lexus GX 460 Is An Old-Schooler You Can Rely On
Somehow though, by the end of the trip a week later, the design had begun to grow on us. It’s got a commanding presence in person that seems unabashedly bold. It’s by no means perfect or beautiful, but it’s an SUV that stands out, and sometimes, that’s good enough.
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Holden Ute asked, “How much are you going to spend on fuel for the whole trip?”
We didn’t record the fuel price at each top up but in total, we spent just over $400 in fuel from Denver to Tucson and back. That’s a lot of cash compared to what some SUVs of this size might be able to manage but frankly, I’m impressed that it wasn’t worse. The EPA estimate for the GX 460 is 16 mpg combined and 19 on the highway. It just barely beat both of those figures in our testing.
Trackhacker wanted to know “How is parking with it around normal shopping centers and things like that?”
As one might imagine in a vehicle of this size and shape, it’s not the easiest thing to park in tighter spaces. That being said, we actually had no issues navigating shopping centers and the like. The only time that parking was an issue was in a tight city center where visibility was extremely limited and the rear camera wasn’t sufficient for seeing everything behind us. We managed to back into a space safely but having some help from a person outside of the car was key.
We hope this covers your questions about the 2022 Lexus GX 460 but if not let us know down below!