Lexus, the luxury sister wing of Japan-based Toyota Motors is busy in revamping its vehicle portfolio for 2019 as is clear from latest developments. The Lexus GX the midsized luxury SUV is among the top selling models of the brand. The third generation 2019 Lexus GX is now ready for launch and it has received several styling and amenity updates.
Since its debut back in 2002, it has sold in good numbers. It sits between flagship LX and smaller RX crossover models.
2019 Lexus GX gives a sporty ride and confident cornering
The 2019 Lexus GX is based on Toyota’s popular model Land Cruiser Prado and the design similarities are not difficult to pinpoint. While the 2019 model has received exterior styling updates, the roots lay in same architecture. Also, this model sits on the same platform that is used on model Toyota 4Runner.
The huge spindle grille sits at the front but the chrome plating adds some oomph to it. The head and tail lights have also been changed in the new model. Also, this model will get tires: 265/60R18 for mud and snow, chrome door handles, body-colored power w/Tilt down heated side mirrors, deep tinted glass, rear splash guards.
However, the dimensions of this SUV remain the same like in the current one with the wheelbase of 109.8 inches and length of 192.1 inch. Exterior colors include Nebula Gray Pearl, Starfire Pearl, Claret Mica, Fire Agate Pearl and Nightfall Mica.
2019 Lexus GX Interior is loaded with the latest technology
The cabin of 2019 Lexus GX has also been spruced up to an extent. Material quality is pretty lavish. However, the cargo space is not adequate in the default setup.
One will get some customization choices for cabin decor and upholstery. There is real wood in the cabin. The luxury trim gets seats coated with semi-aniline leather. This model will also get a big 8.0-inch touchscreen with great navigation.
Furthermore, we will also see advanced SiriusXM HD radio, a backup camera, rain-sensing wipers, power moonroof and new three-zone automatic climate control. Interior of the newest model is very well crafted and it will have few modifications to choose and colors.
The color palette in the interior includes Black w/Synthetic Leather NuLuxe Seat Trim or Leather Seat Trim [Black], Ecru w/Leather Seat Trim [Beige] and Sepia w/Synthetic Leather NuLuxe Seat Trim or Leather Seat Trim [Beige].
Amenities and Safety Features
The 2019 Lexus GX is laden with enough safety features and amenities. Furthermore, this SUV is sold in 3 trims Base, Luxury and Premium. The base trim gets 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, roof rails, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, rearview camera, sunroof, keyless ignition.
The cabin gets automatic climate control, 8-inch touchscreen, HD radio, USB ports, simulated leather upholstery. Stand-alone options are blind-spot monitoring, windshield de-icer, automatic wipers, LED fog lights, ventilated front seats.
The premium trim gets parking sensors, leather upholstery, and enhanced climate control. The top Luxury trim gets auto-dimming mirrors, wood-trimmed steering wheel with heating, upgraded leather upholstery. Options include Mark Levinson sound system, dual screen backseat entertainment system and a special Driver Support package. You may opt for a sports package.
All trims get 10 airbags, rearview camera and traction control. Top safety features like surround-view cameras and attention assist are optional. The infotainment system is good but the response is not exactly smooth.
Features that are also present in this model include electronic stability control, side impact beams, a dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags. Also, we cannot forget low tire pressure warning, outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts, rear child safety locks and many more, the list is too long.
2019 Lexus GX Engine and Output info
The 2019 Lexus GX model comes with a 4.6-liter V-8 engine which makes an output of 301 HP. A 6-speed automatic gearbox will come with this engine. The engine gives EPA city/highway fuel economy of 15/18 mpg. Acceleration time of this luxury SUV is 7.0 sec from zero to 60 mph, while top speed is 113 mph. The possibility of the company launching a hybrid engine powered variant cannot be ruled one.
The ride quality of the 2019 Lexus GX is pretty good and the suspension soaks bumps and potholes minus fuss. It also helps in minimizing bounce. The luxury trim gets adaptive dampers which improves ride quality. The model will also have a 4-wheel-drive system that is very good for off-road abilities.
2019 Lexus GX Cost and Availability
2019 Lexus GX price is likely to start at $53.000 approx. Top trim price may touch $70.000. It will hit the roads in late 2018.
Summing it up
The newest 2019 Lexus GX gets mild updates for 2019. The amenities and performance are good but it comes with some minor drawbacks. However, the price of this SUV might be the only problem, because in this price range the buyers can choose models like BMW X5, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Infiniti QX80, Mercedes-Benz GLS and many more.