Flash Drive

2020 Lexus GX460

Model Tested: 2020 Lexus GX460 Luxury

The 2020 Lexus GX460 is a big, body-on-frame SUV that handles all driving surfaces very well.

Engine:4.6-liter V8, 301 horsepower, 329 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 13-mpg city, 17-mpg highway, 14-mpg combined

Base Price: $64,265

As Tested: $72,010


Decent fuel economy for its size—our best was 21.2-mpg highway

Great long distance highway cruiser—very smooth

The Lexus GX460 has lots of 4×4 settings including adjustable ride height and a locking differential.

Rugged body-on-frame architecture for stout off-road performance

Lots of 4×4 controls/settings

Locking differential, crawl control, adjustable ride height

Shock absorber settings: sport and comfort


Heated and ventilated front seats

Stretch-out driver legroom

Excellent from passenger legroom

Power lumbar support both front seats

The three-row seating arrangement accommodates six passengers in comfort.

Power tilt/telescopic heated steering wheel

Second row Captain’s Chairs with heat (2 temps)

OK second row legroom, but not excessive

Good shoe room

Almost flat floor; minimal floor hump

Captain’s Chair armrests on the small side

Third row seat is quite tight for adults

The second row Captain’s Chairs are heated.


Power operated third row seats fold flat

Second row seats fold almost flat

Flat cargo deck

Side-hinged rear door opens wide

Rear glass opens separately for small items

Tools and first aid kit located inside rear door compartment

Two large seatback pouches

Two fixed video screens on the backs of the front seats

Lots of big, sturdy grab handles

The 2020 Lexus GX460 rear door is hinged on the right side, but the glass can be opened separately.

Large door bins with double beverage notches

Medium size locking glovebox dominated by huge manual

Large, deep console bin

WOW Factors:

Very rugged off-road capabilities

Power operated folding third row seats

Power lumbar support for front passenger


Minimal space behind third row for groceries. Etc.

Controls and the infotainment system are large and easily accessed.

Side-hinged rear door not as useful as a liftgate

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Lexus GX460 is a big rugged luxury SUV that’s far more capable than most owners will ever need or use. It’s large inside and out with excellent comfort and space in all types of driving conditions. Much of its 4×4 prowess goes unused.