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Despite the reports about the 2021 Lexus GX redesign, we are pretty sure that any notable change in this luxury SUV won’t happen. Moreover, the recent update clearly indicates that the current generation is about to remain in production for a couple of more years. Despite that Toyota has starter with the redesign process of its BoF lineup, some other models are a priority at the moment, especially if we consider that the current GX already makes quite decent sales numbers.
Despite being introduced more than a decade ago, this SUV is still quite popular on the market. Moreover, its fan base is getting bigger every day and the reason is quite simple. This is the only mid-size luxury SUV on the market. Others are nothing more than car-based crossovers and that is the main reason why we love GX so much. For the next year, we don’t expect any particular changes. Of course, some novelties in terms of standard equipment are always possible, but most of the things are expected to remain untouched.
2021 Lexus GX Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Lexus GX 460 won’t feature any particular change, despite that we are talking about a quite old model. The recent update has brought a couple of interesting novelties, so we are pretty sure that the current generation will carry on for a couple of more years. Speaking of the updates, the recent refresh has brought a new front face. This model now feature the brand’s latest iteration of the famous spindle grille, which is sharper now and comes with the attractive 3D pattern. Besides, the new grille, there are new LED lights, as well as a couple of more interesting styling details. On the other side, the base design remains the same, which means you may count on a genuine body-on-frame SUV, which offers spectacular off-road performances.
The interior design is definitely one of the areas that show the model’s age most. The recent update didn’t bring any particular novelty on the inside, so the cabin is quite the same as in the model that came a decade ago. That means that the dashboard looks a little bit outdated. Also, the infotainment system seems a little bit outdated. Although it is pretty straightforward and easy to use, it lacks smartphone integration and the latest features. Also, graphics look a little bit dated. On the other side, the 4Runner has received a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and other goodies.
Still, that doesn’t change the fact that the overall interior quality is pretty amazing and that we are talking about a genuine luxury SUV. The 2021 Lexus GX interior won’t feature any particular change, which also means you may count on the same interior dimensions.
Considering that this SUV features less than 110 inches between the axles, you can’t expect some impressive amount of legroom. Still, the first row is quite comfortable. It offers 41.7 inches of legroom. The second row isn’t that comfortable, but it offers decent 34.1 inches of legroom. The third row is typically tight for the class and offers around 29 inches of legroom. Given the model’s size, the cargo area is smaller compared to most competitors. You may count on just 11.6 inches behind the rear seat. There are 46 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall capacity goes around 67 cubic feet.
2021 Lexus GX Engine
This aspect definitely won’t bring any changes for the next year. The 2021 Lexus GX 460 will carry on with a well-known 4.6-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 300 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. As you can see, it’s not particularly powerful, so the GX doesn’t deliver any sporty performances. Still, the ride quality is more than convenient, thanks to a great combination with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The thing that GX drivers appreciate most is the fact that this is probably the most reliable V8 engine in the automotive industry today, so the overall reliability ratings for this luxury SUV are pretty much unparalleled.
On the other side, we don’t like low mpg ratings. You may count on about 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, which is one of the lowest ratings in the class.
This is another aspect where GX really shines and we have no doubt that the 2021 Lexus GX will carry in the same way. This means you may count on a pretty long list of standard safety features. The list includes things like lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
2021 Lexus GX Release Date
When it comes to the 2021 Lexus GX 460 release date, we expect to see it sometime late in the year, probably in December. The base price should go around 53.000 dollars.