Flash Drive

2023 Lexus GX 460

Model Tested: 2023 Lexus GX 460 5-DR SUV

The 2023 Lexus GX 460 is a mid-size SUV that’s both at home on paved and unpaved roads.

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

Transmission:  6-speed automatic transmission, full-time four-wheel drive

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

Base Price: $56,425

As Tested: $62,460


Strong V-8 engine

Smooth automatic transmission

The 2023 Lexus GX 460 exudes confidence in stormy weather and on muddy trails.

Smooth downshifts on hills

Rugged body-on-frame construction

Two-speed transfer case

Locking center differential

Good standard safety features


Big, luxurious interior

Heated and cooled front seats

Split sliding armrests on top of center

Front row accommodations are excellent in the Lexus GX 460.


Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Medium thick slightly contoured heated steering wheel

Good auxiliary controls

Power lumbar both front seats

Big soft sun visors

Sturdy grab handles on “A” and “B” pillars

Spacious second row seats with ample knee room

Great head room

Second row space and comfort are great in the Lexus GX 460 whether in the standard bench seat or optional Captains Chairs.

Very low floor hump

Rear HVAC controls

Two-temp heated outboard rear seats

Second row middle position fits adults but cushion is quite hard


Side-hinged rear door with opening glass

Big, locking glove box

Typical Lexus touchpad for infotainment controls

The rear 3/4 view of the 2023 Lexus GX 460.

Big deep console bin

Medium size front door bins

Small rear door bins

Medium size seat back storage pouches

Medium size sunroof

Nice running boards

Folded seats have slight slope

WOW Factors:

A fortress on wheels in bad weather

Rugged off-road capabilities

Grab handles on “A” and “B” pillars

The Lexus GX 460 has a side-hinged rear door with a lift-up glass.

Spacious second row seating

Powerful V-8

Very smooth transmission


Not easy on gas

Tight third row seating

Big owner’s manual crowds glovebox

Awkward location for heated seats dial

Bottom Line:

The 2023 Lexus  GX 460 is a mid-size luxury SUV that’s a fine daily driver but an even better weekend adventurer thanks to its very strong off-road skill set. The Lexus GX 460 shares much with the near bullet-proof Toyota 4Runner which explains why it is so versatile and tough off-road. That athleticism is enhanced with a strong dose of Lexus luxury.