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

"V8 engine sounds powerful and refined. Feels like how all vehicles ‘should’ ride. Nimble in the city & a safe, solid & as fast as you can go presence and the freeway."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Seems a bit underpowered compared to my last one"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Lexus GX)

"Great acceleration. Handling is great off-road but is bouncy on road."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Lexus GX)

"Brakes have locked up upon rapid braking, 2 times"

Jacquelyn E., FL (2015 Lexus GX)

"drives "heavy" and acceleration is slower than I am used to."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Lexus GX)

"AM radio reception is extremely poor. It sends a high pop noise."

GULSHAN M., AZ (2015 Lexus GX)

"Acceleration is very good but this vehicle lumbers."

JOHN B., SC (2015 Lexus GX)

"It is one sweet ride/experience ! Best I've ever had."

G D., TN (2015 Lexus GX)

"It's a machine but not a truck. Has power and performance wrapped high comfort."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus GX)

"Both LX and GX have the same problem, when you start out a vehicle, the movement hesitate and on turning also. It can be very dangerous, unless you step on the gas pedal really fast, you will get stall for three to four seconds. It is a safety concern."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Acceleration is slow."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Lexus GX)

"Acceleration is quick and consistent responding to your command. Handling is a pleasure to sit behind the wheel and drive. Thankful for the privilege to drive this."

Anonymous, AL (2015 Lexus GX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Best car seats we have ever had in a car."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus GX)

"Smooth as butter. Quiet as a library (in the old days). Solid as a tank. Soft & supple seats with great support - First Class."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Extremely comfortable to drive. I consistantly drive 3-6 hours trips and at 73-inches rall I am still comfortable. The heated and cooled seats are awesome."

Warren B., FL (2015 Lexus GX)

"Lexus is comfortable, quiet and rides rather high while being very comfortable. Feel very confident in all traffic situations."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Very smooth ride. I test drove a Porche Cayenne and an Audi Q7. Lexus was the smoothest ride. I hate the tailgate that opens to the side instead of upward!!"

David C., AK (2015 Lexus GX)

"Thats the only good thing in Lexus. Comfort and utility"

Vikki M., CA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Seats are extremely comfortable, noise is almost nonexistent, and is smooth on the highway."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Lexus GX)

"The seats are too hard and very uncomfortable. The navigation system is not what I would think Lexus would put in their vehicles. Their GPS is the worst. When I travel I use my Garmin GPS."

Anonymous, OK (2015 Lexus GX)

"very quiet seat heat and cooling very good"

LAWRENCE S., NY (2015 Lexus GX)

"Extremely comfortable and quiet"

JOHN B., SC (2015 Lexus GX)

"Good ride and quiet ride. Outside noise is hampered for a great experience. Highly recommend this car."

Anonymous, AL (2015 Lexus GX)


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

What Owners Say

"Expensive but ultimately, you get what you paid for. All functions are smooth, precise, & quiet."

G D., TN (2015 Lexus GX)

"Adaptive cruise control is poor"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Lexus GX)

"Price was a little higher than what we wanted, but - as "they" say - it is a Lexus. Performance and comfort of the vehicle is certainly what we thought we were getting."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Maintenance is very expensive"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Best for the money"

BILL L., LA (2015 Lexus GX)

"Kind of expensive but the quality is obviously there. i.e. you get what you pay for..."

G D., TN (2015 Lexus GX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"This may not be a style issue but did not see a catagory to tell you how I HATE the SIDE SWINGING REAR GATE!!! An automatic lift gate is much easier to use. That rear gate is the only bad design in my Lexus & I really wish they would change it. I will not buy another Lexus GX if they don't change it."

Anonymous, NM (2015 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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