If you're a fan of off-road SUVs, the Lexus GX should already be on your radar. Just in case it's not, the 2024 model is coming in hot, packing a twin-turbo V6, a new suspension and other niceties inherited from the big papa of Toyota SUVs: the LX. If you want an SUV that can just about do it all without breaking a sweat, come with us for a look at this redesigned beast. Read more about the 2024 Lexus GS: Read more about Lexus: https://www.autoblog.com/lexus/ #cars #lexus #luxury #suv #lexusgx #gx #offroading
- If you're a fan of off-road SUVs, the Lexus GX should already be on your radar. Just in case it's not, the 2024 model is coming in hot, packing a twin-turbo V6, a new suspension, and other niceties inherited from the big poppa of Toyota SUVs, the LX.
If you want an SUV that can just about do it all without breaking a sweat, come with us for a look at this redesigned beast.
The 2024 Lexus GX is about as close to a clean-sheet redesign as it gets these days. While its fundamentals are shared with the rest of Toyota's new trucks and beefier SUVs, there's very little here beyond the basic exterior shape that hearkens back to the last-gen GX. That box-on-wheels look can now be augmented with a set of 33-inch all-terrain tires on the new Overtrail trim, one of six variants Lexus will offer.
The new GX has two- and three-row layouts available, and Lexus added a new one-touch tumble system for the center row that allows easy access to the rear bench in three-row models.
Gone is the old GX's V8. Standard across the lineup for now is a new 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 making 349 horsepower, up 48 over the V8, if you're counting, and 479 pound-feet of torque. This is mated to a 10-speed automatic and standard four-wheel drive. Toyota says this combo is good for 17 miles per gallon combined and a towing capacity between 6,780 and 8,000 pounds, depending on the trim. A hybrid version is coming, and while it might not be quite as potent as the 437 horse i-FORCE MAX offered in the Toyota Tundra, we expect it won't be far off.
Overtrail and Overtrail+ models get a few exclusive features like 33-inch all-terrain tires, which are mounted on unique 18-inch wheels. The Overtrail variants also get an electronic locking differential, black fender accents, and a standard aluminum skid plate. An adaptive suspension system, off-road-specific drive modes, and a 3D terrain monitor round out the available go-anywhere bits.
The interior is slathered in leather and equipped with the latest Lexus interface infotainment system with a 14-inch screen. All trims have six charge ports inside with the exception of Overtrail, which ships with just four. A wireless device charger is optional. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard up and down the lineup, as is Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, which incorporates a variety of advanced driver aids, including full-range adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
Lexus says cargo management has improved for all variants to the point where five suitcases can be loaded into the car with the third row folded. We're not sure how big those suitcases are exactly, but that sounds promising. Oh, and there are 12 cup holders.
Look for the 2024 Lexus GX to hit showrooms early next year. Visit "Autoblog" to learn more.