Most luxury SUVs have 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? Not necessarily. Sure, 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.
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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

"Great acceleration. The active control system handles better than my 2009 ES. Cornering is exceptional for a frame-on SUV."

S C., NV (2016 Lexus GX)

"Consistent performance, quite comfortable drive, always great."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Lexus GX)

"Beautiful smooth ride. I did have some issues with steering wheel and seats shaking while driving. The interior and the sound system is phenomenal!!!"

Domonique C., NY (2016 Lexus GX)

"Quick acceleration for such a heavy vehicle"

Anonymous, OK (2016 Lexus GX)

"towing and hauling. very capable vehicle"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Lexus GX)

"Good quality. Bad: the GX needs to be updated. The model is several years old and needs updating in appearance and electronics. A bit behind the times."

Anonymous, ND (2016 Lexus GX)

"Car handles nicely for a big SUV in a metro area. I like the visibility it affords with its high stance compared to other vehicles. I like that the sensors and cameras assist in driving (blind spot) and in parking (parking assist and camera) it helps me get in and out is tight inner city spaces"

Robert D., TX (2016 Lexus GX)

"Excellent in all respects."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Lexus GX)

"It accelerates very well. I wish it was a little tighter in turns."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Lexus GX)

"Drives with great ease. Handles accurately for driver response. Good safety features (blind spot monitoring, parking assist, great side mirrors, back-up camera). Very good acceleration."

Jeffrey K., CA (2016 Lexus GX)

"Fantastic elevating suspension for towing"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Lexus GX)

"This car has serious acceleration when needed and stops on a dime!"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Lexus GX)

"Acceleration is excellent. I love driving this vehicle. Even whe pulling a trailer."

PHILLIP K., OK (2016 Lexus GX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"great support and comfort with heated and cooled seats as needed"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Lexus GX)

"My previous car was a 2006 GX470 with cloth seats. My new(to me) car is a 2016 GX460 with leather seats. The 460 seats are not nearly as comfortable as the 470s. They are quite hard and more slippery than their predecessors."

Gregory L., CT (2016 Lexus GX)

"very comfortable"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Lexus GX)

"My Lexus is quiet and has a very smooth ride. It is my second GX and I really like this SUV a lot."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Lexus GX)

"The cooled leather seats are a bonus that I particularly enjoy on long trips. It provides an extra level of comfort when driving."

Scott A., NC (2016 Lexus GX)

"The seats in the Lexus are extremely comfortable. It's also very easy to adjust the seat setting and save them."

Nader P., TX (2016 Lexus GX)

"Any bounce causes squeaks. Screen reverse camera is blinding at night when backing up. Caution message stays on long enough to be irate. Every time I start the car I have to wait for it."

Glen S., MI (2016 Lexus GX)

"Flexibility to adjust to multiple positions on long drives. Heating and cooling ventilated seating for grea comfort. Quality, professional finish!"

Phillip D., MO (2016 Lexus GX)

"The front seats (driver AND passenger) are very adjustable and have excellent lumbar support."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Lexus GX)

"Quietest vehicle I have ever driven. No rattles or squeaks."

Anonymous, OK (2016 Lexus GX)

"Awkward to enter and exit. Has running boards which seem unnecessary, but stepping over them causes dirty pant legs! Climate control is horrible."

Anonymous, AK (2016 Lexus GX)

"This car replaced my 2001 4Runner. The GX460 is amazingly comfortable, butter-smooth ride, easy handling and very goods visibility. V8 engine considerably more powerful than the 4Runner V6. Only downside is the need for Premium fuel. Same MPG as 4Runner, but more expensive fuel cost due to the Premium gas."

Jeffrey K., CA (2016 Lexus GX)

"extremely comfortable and supportive seats. Smoooooth ride in silence"

James P., NC (2016 Lexus GX)

"very comfortable quiet drive. excellent towing also"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Lexus GX)

"Quality of the vehicle. No recalls or warranty issues"

Anonymous, ND (2016 Lexus GX)

"Seats are as hard as a rock! At this price, there is no reason that they can't add more padding to them! Also, height of lumbar support needs to be adjustable."

Anonymous, OK (2016 Lexus GX)

"Seats and ride are very comfortable. First vehicle we have had that doesn't leave us feeling beat up after a long day on the road."

PHILLIP K., OK (2016 Lexus GX)

"The drivers seat does not adjust to my satisfaction. I had much better adjusting with my previous Infiniti JX. Also the cooling seat feature is minimal at best. Again my previous Infiniti JX was much better."

RONALD M., NC (2016 Lexus GX)

"The driver's seat is a bit too long and it fits too tightly against the back of my knees. I'm surprised to find this is a car of this quality."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Lexus GX)

"Comfortable, good options, not spacious for larger individuals over 225-250"

HAROLD B., NC (2016 Lexus GX)


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

What Owners Say

"My current vehicle and four previous vehicle have held there value quite well. The Lexus we owned prior to our current Lexus was sold after six years and we received fifty percent of the original price."

Phillip D., MO (2016 Lexus GX)

"The Lexus GX does not offer the features or options at a price comparable to an equivalent Infiniti."

RONALD M., NC (2016 Lexus GX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Rear gate opens backwards. Not handy."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Lexus GX)

"Not crazy about front styling"

HAROLD B., NC (2016 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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