The 2011 GX 460 stands out for its ability to serve as a luxury, seven-passenger family vehicle during the week, and a trail-blazing, vacation-going 4x4 on the weekend – with equal aptitude for both.
With a starting MSRP of $53,045, the 2011 Lexus GX 460 offers both greater standard luxury and greater all-around capability than competitors like Mercedes-Benz M-Class and BMW X5. Neither of those models is suited to the kind of trail driving the GX 460 can tackle, and neither offers the same level of standard luxury.
For example, true luxury features such as heated and ventilated front seats come standard in the GX 460 while others charge more for them. The GX 460’s MSRP also brings you a power moonroof and a leather-trimmed steering wheel, along with a memory system for the driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirror positions.
Many years ago, Lexus set a new standard for mobile audio systems, and the 2011 GX 460 upholds that tradition. The standard Lexus Premium audio system plays through nine speakers. Integrated iPod® control and an XM® Satellite Radio receiver are included, as well as Bluetooth® music streaming and hands free-phone capability.
For the audiophile who wants more, all Lexus models exclusively offer an available Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System. In the GX 460, the Mark Levinson mobile system is combined in a package with the HDD navigation system. The specs alone will be music to your ears with 330 watts of power playing through 17 speakers.
You can step up the GX 460’s comfort with premium leather, a heated steering wheel and heated outer second-row seats. Give your rear-seat passengers a treat with the available Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, which includes two LCD screens, one in each front-seat backrest. The GX 460 mixes impressive versatility with its luxury. You can slide the second row forward or back 4.1 inches to maximize passenger and cargo carrying ability. A second-row walk-in function makes it easy to access the third-row seats, which have a power fold-flat feature.
If you have an active outdoor lifestyle, the GX 460 can take Lexus luxury to the woods, or the lake or river. With 329 lb/ft of torque from its 301 hp V8, a generous 6,500 pound towing capacity and dealer-available towing accessories, the GX 460 is ready to pull a boat. The standard rear backup camera can assist with a safe launch. The camera projects the image of what it detects behind the vehicle on a standard 4.2-inch multi-information display or on the optional navigation system’s LCD display.
The Lexus GX 460’s sophisticated full-time four-wheel drive system includes a low range for secure off-road travel, and it is supported by a platoon of chassis control technology. With Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Active Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) always at the ready, the GX 460 will get you to that mountain hideaway or well-out-of-the-way ski lodge no matter the road conditions. The available Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) adds an extra measure of driving safety on- or off-road, illuminating a turn or curve as the driver steers into it. The option also includes High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights.
On pavement, the GX 460 delivers the famous Lexus smooth and quiet ride. As the road surface changes, the GX 460’s exclusive Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) keeps comfort constant by continually varying the chassis roll resistance. In non-technical terms, that means you get sharp handling on smooth roads and enhanced ride compliance on rough roads. In addition, you can tailor the GX 460’s ride and handling balance to your own liking by selecting Normal, Sport or Comfort mode for the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS).
Advanced safety technology, including an available Pre-Collision System with Driver Attention Monitor and Lane Departure Alert (LDA), can help detect a potential collision and slow the GX 460 if the driver does not react quickly enough. The Safety Connect™ telematics system, which can summon help in the event of an emergency, is also standard.
The 2011 Lexus GX 460 simply offers more capability and luxury than other luxury SUVs in its class. Come in and see why that really puts it in its own class.