At this point in time, most luxury SUVs had evolved into pampering on-road transport for their well-heeled buyers, backing away from off-road prowess and their truck-based roots. So does that make the Lexus GX a dinosaur? Nothing is "crossover" or "car-based" in this old-school vehicle. Consider the GX a Toyota 4Runner that was sent to finishing school, earning straight-A's when it was there.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"comfortable luxury SUV"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Lexus GX)

"Under powered. Struggles on moderate grades; always seem to shift to a lower gear either flooring the gas pedal or manually shifting."

Philip B., UT (2014 Lexus GX)

"Acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GX)

"When escalating make a lot of noise"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Lexus GX)

"Smooth ride"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Lexus GX)

"The Lexus responds well on the road. It is a great performance car!"

ANDREW I., CT (2014 Lexus GX)

"The vehicle drives quite rough. Lots of bouncing around, especially on non smooth roads."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Lexus GX)


Anonymous, NY (2014 Lexus GX)

"GX needs a little more power in hilly terrain, sport option to raise shift rpm would help greatly"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GX)

"Lexus does something that Pulitzer weight on the vehicle in such a way that it lowers the center of gravity. This, it takes curves like my LS did. I never feel swayed or rocked, even on sharp curves going up mountains. Stability is a winner!!! Too many SUVs have rollover issues; not this one. Acceleration and breaking are also outstanding. Again, it feels as if I am in a car, but I have the visuals of a truck."

ELAINE M., IL (2014 Lexus GX)

"The direct-inject 4.6 V8 should be an option on this truck. A gas guzzler with a mere 300HP at this price level is unsatisfactory. The height adjust air suspension works well and is a good idea, but it only lifts the rear suspension, which actually LOWERS everything forward of the front axle. Not what I want when fording deep snow or rough terrain."

BRIAN F., MN (2014 Lexus GX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very well appointed and extremely comfortable vehicle to drive. I can cruise all day in this vehicle and be comfortable. It would be nice to be able to have a button for maximum air conditioning to cool the vehicle off quickly!"

Lewis I., TX (2014 Lexus GX)

"When turn key off, drivers seat automatically moves back, which is fine, but it blocks the back of 2nd row seat so that you cannot lower that what to open up cargo area of suv"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GX)

"consistency of the ride and all applications working as anticipated; we get regularly scheduled maintenance to keep the car running at optimum performance"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Lexus GX)

"Comfortable seat on long driving. Good acceleration. Climate controls is excellent in Auto mode."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GX)

"I love the vehicle except that the seats are not as comfortable as the ones in the 2008 model. The redesign was not a benefit."

ELAINE M., IL (2014 Lexus GX)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"A large SUV, with superb fit and finish inside and outside. good value."

A P., NJ (2014 Lexus GX)

"Great SUV for all conditions"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Lexus GX)

"Extremely disappointed in the paint inside and out; for the money I expected better. The paint chips very easily outside and scratches easily inside. If Lexus has to cut corners, it shouldn't be here."

Lewis I., TX (2014 Lexus GX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Both Lexus and Toyota have gone with an aggressive front end, which I and folks I talk with think is poor looking."

DOUGLAS K., VA (2014 Lexus GX)

"Bad- electronic control from mouse to quick and requires too much visiual attention while driving. hANDLING ON CURVES AND SPED EXCELLENT FUN TO DRIVE"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Lexus GX)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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