2011 Lexus GX

The 2011 Lexus GX is a luxurious utility motor vehicle capable of accommodating seven passengers. The system of navigating, temperature control and sound control are accessible by using the voice control. The textile used for covering the seats is made of the finest leather fabric. There are also two available screen displays. The screen display is also compatible with the technology of wireless receiver headphones.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: $53,045.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23 gallons (87 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 20 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 189.2 in. (480.5 cm) Width: 74.2 in. (188.5 cm)
Height: 74.2 in. (188.5 cm) Wheel Base: 109.8 in. (279 cm)
Curb Weight: 5305 lbs (2326 kg) Ground Clearance: 8.1 in. (20.5 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 64.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 7 people
Performance
Engine: 32-valve DOHC V8 Displacement: 4.6-liter
Horsepower: 301 HP Max RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 329 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic ECT-i
0-60 mph: 7.8 seconds 1/4 Mile: 16.6 seconds
Max Towing Capacity: 6500 lbs (2948 kgs) Maximum Speed: 110 mph (176 kmh)
Available Trims & Engine
Option:GX 460 Premium MSRP: $57,840; MPG: 15 city / 20 hwy

Performance

The Lexus GX is equipped with a 4.6 liter V8 engine. The valve train is assembled with 4 camshafts. The total ratio of compression is 10.2 is to 1. The maximum actual torque is 329 pound-foot at 3500 revolutions per minute. The maximum actual horsepower is 301 at 5500 revolutions per minute. Acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour is accomplished at 7.8 seconds. Acceleration is at a quarter mile after 16.6 seconds. The maximum speed is 110 miles per hour. The aerodynamic drag consists of a coefficient of 0.35. The drive train has a transmission with a maximum total speed of six. It has a gear ratio of 3.909 is to 1. The maximum capacity the fuel container can hold is up to 23 gallons. The estimated volume of cargo is 11.6 cubic feet. The estimated maximum amount of payload is 1295 pounds.

Exterior & Interior

This vehicle has 7 available exterior paint colors. A total capacity of 6500 pounds can be towed by this vehicle. The headlamps are regulated according to a certain position to provide the driver with ample amount of road visibility. The headlamps are also capable of adjusting the brightness of the lamp to avoid other drivers from being blinded by the light. After initiating the car in reverse, a camera provides a display of the sight of the back of the car to provide easier maneuvering. Parking this car is also easier because the car provides a warning signal when it detects an obstruction around it.

This vehicle has three selections for its interior colors. The audio feature of the 2011 Lexus GX employs the use of the technology of universal serial bus and Bluetooth. The Bluetooth technology allows the use of audio function wirelessly. Although it has Bluetooth, a jack is also provided for other audio or connectivity functions. The temperature inside the car can also be easily adjusted, according to the passenger’s temperature demands. The wheel for steering has a built-in heating capability and this allows heat dissipation when the temperature outside the car is too cold. The gauges are capable of illumination by electronic means.

Safety

The 2011 Lexus GX has a total of 10 air bags for maximum safety. The car can also detect how these air bags will be deployed, in order to cause minimal damage to the passengers. The car is also perfectly stabilized because it employs the use of managing proper traction. This car also provides service which automatically determines how to ask for help without the need of asking for permission from the driver. This service is only available for free in a period of one year.

Pros & Cons

This vehicle is able to provide more passenger space and a greater amount of torque compared with other vehicles of the same model and price range. The GX also provides more amount of towing capabilities of 1000 pounds. The vehicle provides lower scale ratings for saving fuel compared with other car models. It has 20 miles per gallon for the highway setting, 15 miles per gallon for city and 17 miles per gallon for the combination of city and highway.

The Competition

The Audi Q7 (MSRP $46,250; 16 city/ 22 hwy) and the BMW X5 (MSRP $46,300; 16 city/ 23 hwy) are among its closest competitors. The less expensive Buick Enclave (MSRP $36,600; 17 city/ 24 hwy) is also an option to look at.

Overall Rating
70 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2011 Lexus GX 470 is refined, comfortable, and ready for off-roading or towing; cargo versatility is sorely lacking compared to other SUVs, though.”Car Connection

“The traditional truck-type construction results in handling with marked cornering lean. GX doesn't feel tippy, though. The steering is nicely weighted but lacks road feel.”Consumer Guide

“The 2011 Lexus GX 460 is not only very capable off road, but also manages to coddle its occupants on pavement. But most crossover SUVs offer better on-road performance and passenger comfort.”Edmunds

“The GX combines comfort, luxury, and off-road capability. The GX has a punchy and smooth powertrain, and gets decent fuel economy. Interior fit and finish is impressive.”MSN-ConsumerReports