review of lexus gx 460
Lexus Gx 460 Review – talking about luxury and endurance in the long run, the Japanese brand named Lexus has been recognized world. Well, the vehicle model that can be counted on to meet the above criteria is the GX 460. Is that right?
When it comes to luxury, maybe a lot of people agree. But for the matter of off-road ability, some circles may still be wondering. But through testing done by the Autoguide team, you can get a clear picture.
Unlike a modern crossover, the Lexus GX 460 has a traditional body-on-frame construction, which is placed on a frame or chassis. With construction like this, GX 460 is believed to bulldoze the heavy field that can not necessarily be done by luxury SUVs that cost more.
The secret of the ability of the Lexus GX 460 to climb the steep road in the hills is a full-time four-wheel drive. That is, all wheels move together all the time.
Coupled with the existence of limited-slip differential Torsen. In normal driving, the torque division is 40 percent for the front wheel and 60 percent behind.
Another off-road special feature that makes the GX 460 so mighty is the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which functions like a stabilizer-bar disconnect. On a regular road, this feature will limit the symptoms of the body unsteady, though still allows the articulation of the wheel to the maximum when entering the heavy field.
GX 460 is also equipped with other advanced features, namely Downhill Assist Control, which can maintain the speed of the vehicle when down the steep road.
While Active Traction Control duty to lock the front and rear differentials through braking the wheels individually. Not to mention a feature called Crawl Control, which modulate the accelerator and brake to keep the vehicle speed constant. This feature is a kind of cruise control specifically for the off-road terrain.
But if a number of features are not enough, there is still Adaptive Variable Suspension, which electronically controls the damper that adjusts the quality of control as desired.
2. Quality cabin
It is clear that the twin Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is very qualified bulldoze heavy field like a military vehicle. But that ability is designed in such a way without sacrificing the luxury that characterizes Lexus.
However, do not be surprised if you first look at the cabin that impressed ‘old school’. It’s just not that bad. Lexus deliberately designed a more conservative and symmetrical dashboard layout, far from the impression of a modern car. It may seem boring, but functionally, a number of buttons are easy to reach and operate.
The new luxury impression was thanks to high quality leather wrapping on all seven seats.
Just like a number of other Lexus models, the GX 460 cabin is very quiet. Combined with quality materials, the cabin SUV bongsor promising comfort for drivers and passengers.
3. Machine Lexus Gx 460
As the name implies, the GX 460 carries a 4.6 liter engine configured V8-powered 301 Hp and 329 lb-ft of torque. Power and torque of that is channeled via six speed automatic transmission.
For fuel consumption (gasoline) is in the number 6.3 km / liter in urban areas and 8.5 km / liter on the highway. When averaged 7.2 km / liter figures will be achieved.
For off-road capabilities, GX no doubt. This SUV is easily down a rocky and steep terrain. Performance of the engine deserves thumbs up, because in addition to responsive this car is very smooth and large torque.