The Lexus GX is a vehicle that offers solid truck feel with its 4 door solid boxy body that seats 7 passengers. It is a standard sport utility (SUV) vehicle that has originated in and is being built in Japan. The vehicle plays a versatile role for the buyer. It is a wagon, a work truck and a luxury vehicle.
2018 Lexus GX Engine
The 2018 GX does not offer many powertrains. The Lexus GX will be offered in 3 trim levels: Base, Premium and Luxury. The 2018 model GX will come powered by a strong 4.6 liter V8 power engine with all-wheel drive platform and six-speed automatic gear shift that generates an outcome of 301 horsepower and 329-0pound-feet of torque. The power shifts from one wheel to other or the front wheels to the rear wheels as and when the need arises, which allows for better stability on road. The estimated fuel efficiency is very poor as compared to other vehicles of the same class. It will be 16 mpg combined. This will bring a major setback to the vehicle.
2018 Lexus GX Exteriors
The exteriors of the 2018 Lexus GX are very much similar to its predecessors. There would be a big spindle grille on the front of the tough rugged body which remains approximately unchanged since long. The body exhibits a balance of firmness and flexibility from every corner. The exterior designing is otherwise conventional and doesn’t seem to stand as per the expectations of the buyers. The ground clearance for the 2018 GX is very low and one needs to add Adaptive Air Suspension Provides for better ground clearance. There would be 18-inch alloy wheels, a spare tire,
LED headlights, running boards, a flip-up rear window, a swing out the tailgate, roof rails, a sunroof and few more features as far as the outside styling is concerned.
2018 Lexus GX Interior
The interior of the 2018 GX is mesmerizing. The first and second row showcases enormous space. The seats are accommodating, well – cushioned and supportive in their true sense. They would be power adjustable with memory settings for the driver’s seat and heated and ventilated as well in the higher trims. However, the third row of seats has a lot less to offer. There are minimal head room, leg room and seating space. The entry to the third row of seats is slightly unpleasant. It doesn’t even fold flat which eventually lends less than expected cargo space to the vehicle. The base model comes with synthetic leather seats.
However, the higher trim levels receive high-quality leather cabin. There would be additional keyless entry and ignition, dual or tri-zone automatic climate control, heated wood-trimmed steering control, second-row captain’s chair and a 2 screen rear seat entertainment system. The infotainment system would comprise of an 8-inch touchscreen, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth, Navigation, nine-speaker sound system, CD player and satellite and HD radio. However, even the 2018 model NX will be lacking the support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2018 Lexus GX Safety Features
The Driver Supportive Package from the Lexus will be available in the Luxury trim as standard and will include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Braking, Front and side view Cameras, a Driver Inattention Monitoring System, Lane Departure Warning System, Automatic High Beams and Crawl Control which is an off-road low – speed cruise control system. The SUV will also be featuring Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, LED Fog lights, Automatic Wipers, a Windshield De-icer and Parking Sensors.
2018 Lexus GX Release Date and Pricing
The 2018 Lexus GX will be available in the first half of 2018 with a starting price range of $51,855 to $63,230 for the three trim levels.