Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner

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Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner
Lexus GX 460
Toyota 4Runner
At a Glance: GX 460 vs. 4Runner
Lexus GX 460

When you need a set of wheels that can keep up with your busy lifestyle, two capable SUVs deliver: the Lexus GX 460 and the Toyota 4Runner. When looking at these two models, you may wonder which one will be better for your Lubbock, Amarillo, or Midland adventures.

To help you decide, the team at Cavender Lexus of Lubbock presents this 2023 Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner comparison. Which model will rank higher in terms of capability, performance, and safety? Let’s find out.


HORSEPOWER

HORSEPOWER

301 HP | 270 HP
GX 460 vs 4Runner
MAX TOWING CAPACITY

MAX TOWING CAPACITY

6,500 lbs. | 5,000 lbs.
GX 460 vs 4Runner
4-WHEEL DRIVE

4-WHEEL DRIVE

Standard | Available
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CAPABILITY
Lexus GX 460

Adventure begins behind the wheel of the Lexus GX 460 and the Toyota 4Runner. These capable SUVs are built with you and all your journeys in mind. So, you can feel confident no matter what kind of terrain you cross. However, with a greater towing capacity and more drive modes, this luxury Lexus can take your adventures to new heights.

Up for an Adventure?

The 2023 GX 460 and the 2023 4Runner both offer plenty of off-road enhancements that will ultimately deliver a smoother ride. One of these features includes Multi-Terrain Select, allowing your SUV to adapt to different surfaces and road conditions.

While the Toyota 4Runner offers four different terrain selections, the Lexus GX 460 steps it up with five different driving modes, providing even more adaptability.

How Much Can Each SUV Tow?

These two SUVs also possess great towing potential, but one model offers a good deal more capability.

While the 4Runner is impressive with its ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds, the GX 460 shines with up to 6,500 pounds of towing capability. That extra 1,500 pounds can really make a difference when it comes to deciding what to bring along and provides greater flexibility on the road.

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PERFORMANCE
Lexus GX 460

When you’ve got places to go, the GX 460 and the 4Runner will take charge. Both models are equipped with large engine configurations, which helps drivers stride and glide on any road, path, or trail. Plus, with convenient engine and drivetrain technologies on board, both models will make the bumpiest terrain feel smooth. However, which model can offer the ultimate ride?

Power Under the Hood

Observing the engines of both vehicles, you’ll notice some differences right off the bat. For starters, the Lexus GX 460 is outfitted with a 4.6-liter V8, while the Toyota 4Runner’s is a 4.0-liter V6.

It’s hard to beat the engine in the Lexus GX 460. It produces a whopping 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, whereas the Toyota 4Runner will only provide 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to its added juice and torque, the Lexus can tow more weight.

Dynamic Driving

While the Toyota engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, the Lexus engine is paired to a 6-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence, resulting in a smooth, livelier drive and quicker acceleration.

Additionally, the Lexus GX 460 also comes standard with full-time 4-wheel drive—the only model in its class to do so. At the standard level of the 4Runner, you won’t find this feature.

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SAFETY
Lexus GX 460

No matter if you’re kicking up dust on the off-roads or tackling mile after mile on the highway, the Lexus GX 460 and the Toyota 4Runner will help you stay on your intended path. Both models are equipped with safety suites designed to provide course correction and accident prevention. Even with standard systems on either model, the Lexus takes the cake.

Keep Your Adventures Safe

The driver-assistive technologies in both SUVs are comparable, ensuring you’ll have confidence while venturing through the unknown. With the Lexus Safety System+ on the GX 460 and the Toyota Safety Sense™ P system on the 4Runner, you’ll have access to the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Intelligent High Beams
Safe Travels Ensured

The Lexus GX 460, however, offers even more with its standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Sway Control. The first feature allows you to merge or back out of a parking spot confidently thanks to sensors and cameras that keep an eye on your blind spots. The second feature keeps you and your towable toy on a steady course.

The 4Runner also has a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; however, you’ll only find trailering support with the Lexus.

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Adventure Is Calling: The Lexus GX 460 Is the Answer
Lexus GX 460

With its upgraded safety technologies, hold-nothing-back capability, and more strength under the hood, we think the Lexus GX 460 is your perfect adventure companion, but there’s only one way to find out for certain.

Drivers in Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland who’d like to take the Lexus GX 460 for a test drive are invited to contact us at Cavender Lexus of Lubbock to set up an appointment!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 GX 460 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.