Toyota allows their rugged SUVs to mature on the vine for extended periods of time. This indicates that by the time they make room for the new harvest, Lexus SUVs are almost fermented in compared to the rest of the luxury segment. Though each year receives a few minor modifications, Lexus announces the changes made to the 2023 Lexus GX 460.
The infotainment system received a long overdue update last year with the addition of a 10.3-inch touchscreen on top of an updated center stack with much more minimalist controls and switches, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as basic navigation, parking sensors, and electricity folding and heated mirrors. Last year’s changes also included a Black Line edition like other Lexus models with optional Nori Green Pearl paint.
The Lexus GX 460 Black Line returns in 2023 with improved standard equipment and a production limit of 3,000 units. A darker finish on the grille and surround, fog lamp surrounds, and skid plate is available on the Premium trim. The rooftop rails and shark fin are black, instead of red taillights, clear lights with black inserts are used. The kit rides on 18-inch gloss black wheels. A black headliner dominates the inside, which also has Boulder Gray NuLuxe-trimmed seats, black matte ash wood trim, and contrasting gray stitching. The premium edition also has a Panoramic View Monitor.
Claret Mica has been removed from the color palette. Eminent White Pearl replaces Starfire Peal, which also vanishes. Above the base and Premium trims, the top Luxury trim includes Mark Levinson Premium Sound System Audio as standard features.
What exactly is the GX 460 2023?
The Lexus GX 460 2023 is one of just a few luxury-oriented body-on-frame SUVs on the market. It only has two rivals: the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Land Rover Defender. The GX 460 has a normally aspirated 4.6-liter V8, four-wheel drive, and seating for up to seven people. It serves well as a family hauler and is capable off-road, although it is not without flaws. The ride is unpleasant on the road, the steering is heavy, and the reactions to driver input are muffled. Its V8 is also quite thirsty, which may be difficult to stomach with gas costs so high.
Aside from that, the Lexus GX 460 is not really old; it’s truly ancient. This generation originally went on sale in 2010 and has seen three major facelifts since then. After the GX had a big technological upgrade that included Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the 2022 model year, we anticipate little to no change in 2023. Maybe a fresh paint color will appear on the list of options, although we honestly don’t expect much else. The GX just continues to sell regardless of its age, and if it is not broken, Lexus is unlikely to mess with it.
Lexus GX 460 2023 Pricing
The basic pricing of the 2023 Lexus GX 460 is expected to be around $56,000. While this is a high price for any car, it’s a steal when compared to three-row SUVs from Land Rover, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.
Because there is just one motor option and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) is standard, the most important element to consider when browsing the GX’s selections is ultimately how luxurious you want to make this enormous SUV. The Black Line Special Edition, a style-focused trim launched for the 2022 model year, costs around $60,000.
Expect to pay around $65,000 again for the top-of-the-line Premium model. This variant includes features like a heated steering wheel, power-folding third row, adaptive suspension including self-leveling rear air suspension, and leather seating.
Powertrains for the Lexus GX 460 Blackline in 2023
- The Lexus GX 460 lineup’s naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine continues to produce 301 horsepower (221 kilowatts) with 329 pound-feet (446 Newton-meters) of torque.
- It will also be utilized in the limited-edition Black Line. The engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, and all versions come as standard with all-wheel drive.
- The huge SUV speeds to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, according to Lexus.
- The GX lineup has also seen minor changes.
Interior of a 2023 Lexus GX 460 Black Line
- The interior of the SUV has a black matte ash wood trim, a black headliner, and a grey steering wheel.
- Additionally available are the new Lexus seat accents with Boulder Gray NuLuxe trim.
- In addition, the Lexus GX 460’s Luxury trim now comes standard with a Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio system.