Flash Drive

2022 Lexus GS460 5-DR SUV

Model Tested: 2022 Lexus GX460 5-DR SUV Blackline Edition

The 2022 Lexus GX46- Blackline Special Edition is a rugged body-on-frame traditional SUV that pampers passengers in luxury.

Engine: 4.6-liter V-8, 301 horsepower and 329 lb.-ft torque

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

EPA Rating: 15-mpg city, 19-mpg highway, 16-mpg combined

Base Price: $55,425

As Tested: $61,960


Strong V-8 engine

Smooth automatic transmission

Electronic transfer case

Body on frame construction

Snow and rough dirt trails are no problem for the Lexus GX460.

Live rear axle

Adjustable suspension system

Traction control can be turned off

8.1-inches ground clearance

Strong brakes

Three skid plates

Very good passive safety features

Intuitive parking assist

Good tow vehicle

Up to 6500-pound tow capacity

Standard trailer sway control

Front row space and comfort are excellent in the 2022 Lexus GX460 Blackline Edition.

We averaged 19.1-mpg highway


High quality interior materials/features

Stretch-out front row legroom

Heated and cooled front seats

Power lumbar both front seats

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Heated, medium thick contoured wheel

Large “B” pillar grab handles

Spacious second row seats

Heated second row seats

Second row space and comfort are also excellent in the GX460.

Almost flat second row floor

Third row seating a little snug

Quiet, well-insulated cabin


Back door is side hinged

Rear glass opens independently

Ample cargo space with 3rd row folded

Flat cargo deck

Excellent seatback pouches

Medium size moonroof

Receiver hitch

Fold flat third row seats

The Lexus GX460 has a side-hinged rear door, but the rear glass can be opened independently.

Illuminated running boards

WOW Factors:

Power lumbar both front seats

Contemporary all black styling

Intuitive parking assist

Rugged off-road capabilities


A top hinged hatch preferred over side hinge

Thirsty gasoline appetite

Noisy hill descent control

The 2022 Lexus GX460 Blackline Special Edition is a great long distance cruiser with ample room for passengers and luggage.

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Lexus GX460 Blackline Special Edition is a handsome all-black version of the venerable body-on-frame traditional style Lexus GX460. The classic truck style construction and running gear provide rugged off-road capabilities that are softened by a spacious, well-insulated, handsomely appointed luxurious cabin with three-row seating. The Lexus GX460 is a go-anywhere SUV that takes its passengers wherever they need to go in style and comfort.