The delightfully angular new Lexus GX, planned for deliveries early next year, has been given a price tag by the company’s pencil-necked accountants. While a roughly $4,000 walk from the starting cost of last year’s rig, the extra cheddar buys a far better vehicle.
A grand total of $64,250 (plus taxes, natch – but including fees like freight and PDI) gains access to Club GX, buying a Premium trim which comes with the features such as a 10-speaker sound system and snazzy ventilated seats trimmed in NuLuxe (read: fake leather). A jumbo 14-inch infotainment touchscreen is onboard, as are a 12.3-inch screen acting as a set of gauges plus expected gear like wireless CarPlay. Most trims have three rows of seating for seven passengers.
The one in which your author is interested, the two-row Overtrail trim, starts at $69,250 and is equipped with 33-inch all-terrain tires and an electronic rear locker. Its electronic kinetic dynamic suspension system purports to offer a shade more capability when the going gets tough while crawl control with turn assist will permit drivers to scoot around tight turns or simply show off to their buddies for no reason other than bragging rights. It’s a steep $8,000 walk to the Overtrail+ trim, so this author will leave it and its power massaging front seats on the showroom floor.
Remember, for now, every 2024 Lexus GX is equipped with the same engine. A twin-turbo 3.4L V6 that’s good for 349 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque is paired with a ten-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive. A hybrid powertrain is apparently in the works to be introduced “at a later date” according to Lexus. This is curious since there’s every chance in the world some buyers will defer their purchase until they have a chance to sample that powertrain and learn its price tag.
The 2024 Lexus GX is expected to arrive at dealerships early in the 2024 calendar year.
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