In today’s automotive world of frequent updates and redesigns, the GX plays a little bit different game. The current generation has been around since 2009 and from what we can see, the Japanese carmaker isn’t rushing with changes at all. Moreover, it looks like the current generation is about to remain in production for another few years. The latest reports suggest that the next generation won’t arrive before 2024, which clearly indicates that the 2023 Lexus GX 460 is about to carry on without more important changes.
So, we expect to see a familiar design, which has been updated a few times during this long production cycle but still features the same overall layout. The Lexus GX is an excellent choice for those who go off-road, but besides impressive off-road hardware, it also offers a high level of luxury. The list of standard and available features is long, while the cabin features great build quality, despite the outdated dashboard look.
As no bigger changes are expected for the 2023 model year, we don’t see a reason why the 2023 Lexus GX 460 would come before the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Lexus GX 460 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle hasn’t changed much since the initial launch. The chassis and the overall exterior design are largely the same and what we like about this luxury SUV is an off-road-ready suspension setup. Of course, four-wheel drive is standard, as well as Torsen differential and Multi-Terrain Select, which allows you to choose between different traction modes. Additionally, you can go for the optional Off-road package, which adds goodies like a transmission cooler, crawl control, and a Multi-Terrain Monitor.
Visually, the car has been updated a couple of times. The last time we saw changes was in 2020 and we can say that the current model follows the brand’s latest iteration of the famous spindle grille and narrow headlights. Furthermore, the 2022 model came with the new Black Line Special Edition package.
On the inside, the GX still has a lot of good things to offer. Despite that the dashboard looks a little bit outdated, the overall quality is great. The materials are nice, while the build quality is excellent. Also, the 2022 model gets a new, bigger infotainment screen that, along with a few more tech goodies, makes everything look even more upscale.
When it comes to the interior space, the fronts seats are spacious and comfortable, while the driving position is great. The second row also offers a lot of space and a high level of comfort, while you can also opt for captain’s chairs. The third row, on the other hand, is tight and can be used only by kids.
The cargo room definitely isn’t the strongest point of this SUV. It offers around 11.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the third row up, 46.7 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 64.7 in total.
The 2022 model has brought a couple of interesting updates, starting from the new infotainment system, with the new 10.3-inch infotainment system and smartphone integration. The 2023 Lexus GX will continue in the same way and feature goodies like dual-zone climate control, push-button start, nine-speaker stereo, Amazon Alexa capability, voice command, Bluetooth, four USB ports, and HD Radio as standard. Additionally, there are upgrades like tri-zone climate control, navigation, the Lexus Enform App Suite, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system.
When it comes to safety, all models will come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and blind spot monitoring.
2023 Lexus GX 460 Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change and the 2023 Lexus GX 460 will carry on with a familiar V8 engine. It is a 4.6-liter unit, which puts out around 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all wheels and works pretty well in general. The whole system works pretty well and moves this SUV with authority.
On the other hand, the main drawback of this powertrain is fuel economy. You may count on no more than 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, which is one of the worst ratings in the class.
2023 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
No updates mean no early arrivals. So, we presume that the 2023 Lexus GX 460 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. The base price shouldn’t change too much either, so base versions should go around 55.000 dollars.
The current generation should remain in production for another year or two. According to the latest reports, the next generation will debut in 2024.