The 2024 Lexus GX has finally arrived, and it is a sight to behold. This SUV has always been a favorite among car enthusiasts for its charm, comfort, luxury, and capability. With the new GX, Lexus has taken it up a notch and delivered a stunning vehicle that was worth the wait. Let's delve into the exciting features and upgrades that make the 2024 Lexus GX a standout in its class.
Design: Rugged and Refined
Lexus has outdone themselves with the design of the 2024 GX. The SUV exudes a rugged yet refined appearance that is sure to turn heads. The squared-off shape gives it a more adventurous and outdoorsy look compared to its predecessor. The wider track and fender flares enhance its presence on the road.
One notable design feature is the new spindle grille, which not only adds to the aesthetics but also improves off-roading functionality. The Premium Triple Beam LED headlamps and raised grille opening contribute to a more commanding presence. The signature unified L-shaped light bar at the rear and the updated Lexus logo complete the sophisticated look.
For the first time ever, the GX comes with a standard power rear lift door, fulfilling a customer demand. It features a pop-out window and an available kick sensor for added convenience.
Colors: A Range of Options
The 2024 Lexus GX offers an array of color options to suit different preferences.
Depending on the grade, you can choose from Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, GX-first Incognito, Caviar, Nori Green Pearl, and Nightfall Mica. The Overtrail and Overtrail+ grades introduce exclusive bi-tone exterior color combinations, such as Atomic Silver/Black Roof, Incognito/Black Roof, Nori Green Pearl/Black Roof, and Earth/Black Roof.
Interior: Calm, Luxurious, and Modern
Step inside the 2024 GX, and you'll be greeted by a calm and luxurious interior with a modern touch. Lexus has created an earth-tone-focused cabin that takes inspiration from nature. The choice of semi-aniline leather and NuLuxe trims in Black, Dapple Gray, or Saddle Tan, along with black or dark brown grained trim, enhances the overall ambiance.
The GX can comfortably seat up to seven people and draws inspiration from Lexus' flagship LX and RX models. The seats have been improved with ergonomic measures to enhance driver posture, and the headrests have also been upgraded. The front seat hip point to heel height has been extended for improved comfort.
The second row offers two options: captain's chairs or a 60:40 split-folding bench. Lexus has added a one-motion tumble system to facilitate easy access to the third row or create more luggage space. Additionally, the GX provides a power 2nd-row option.
Comfort features include standard heated and ventilated front seats, with available heated second-row seats. Depending on the grade, you can enjoy additional options such as Digital Key, Cool Box, Head-Up Display, Traffic Jam Assist, Cold Area Package, and a Tonneau Cover.
Technology: Cutting-Edge and User-Friendly
The 2024 GX boasts the latest technology features from Lexus. The driver-centric cabin is equipped with a standard 14-inch multimedia touch screen, featuring Lexus' Interface Technology, and a 12.3-inch digital driver display. Despite its tech-forward approach, the GX retains physical dials for the A/C and audio volume controls, ensuring user-friendly interaction.
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, providing seamless smartphone integration. You can enjoy your favorite tunes with the 10-speaker premium surround sound system, and an available upgrade to the 21-Speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound system takes the audio experience to new heights.
The GX offers six illuminated charging ports (four in Overtrail models) throughout the cabin, ensuring that your devices stay powered. Additionally, a wireless charger is available for added convenience.
Utility, Storage, and Cargo Space: Designed for Practicality
The 2024 GX is designed to cater to your practical needs with ample utility, storage, and cargo space. The center console and door pockets provide increased storage capacity, and the cabin boasts up to 12 cupholders for added convenience. The luggage space for both the second and third-row configurations has been expanded, with the GX capable of holding up to five suitcases with the third row folded.
Lexus has also added extra storage areas under the cargo area, and the inclusion of a 120V AC inverter provides additional power options for your devices.
Powertrain and Capability: Performance Redefined
Under the hood, the 2024 Lexus GX offers an impressive powertrain that delivers exhilarating performance. While a hybrid powertrain is in the works, the initial launch features a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V6 engine paired with a 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission. This combination generates a remarkable 349 horsepower and a massive 479 lb.-ft. of torque, surpassing the previous generation's V8 power and providing a thrilling driving experience.
The GX shares its GA-F platform with the new LX 600, which contributes to its exceptional capability. A new double wishbone front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension enhance off-road driving performance while maintaining on-road prowess. The availability of Adaptive Variable Suspension further enhances the overall driving experience, ensuring optimal handling and comfort.
The new GX continues its legacy of off-road capability, with 4WD featuring a Torsen limited-slip center differential with a locking feature as standard across all grades. The Overtrail models offer an electronic locking rear differential for maximum traction. Thanks to improvements in the electronic transfer case, switching between 4hi and 4lo modes is faster than ever before.
Premium and Luxury grades of the GX have increased rear tread for improved stability, with the Overtrail models boasting even greater gains.
Towing: Unmatched Capability
The 2024 Lexus GX excels in towing capability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.
With a standard tow hitch, the Premium, Premium+, and Overtrail grades can tow up to an impressive 8,000 pounds, allowing you to bring along your recreational equipment with ease.
First-Ever Lexus OVERTRAIL Grade: Adventure-Ready
The GX introduces the first-ever Lexus Overtrail grade, adding more excitement and adventure to the lineup. Overtrail models come with a host of specialized features and styling elements. The eye-catching bi-tone exterior paint combinations and black accented overfenders enhance the vehicle's rugged appeal.
On the inside, the Overtrail models feature Lexus-first Chateau with Olive Ultrasuede accents or a classic Black with Olive Ultrasuede accents, exuding a luxurious feel. The Overtrail+ grade offers an exclusive seat design for optimal off-road comfort, along with available driver and front passenger massage seats and a driver power cushion extender.
For enhanced off-road capability, the Overtrail grades come equipped with Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), and a 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor system. The Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) improves wheel articulation, while the electronic locking rear differential ensures maximum traction on challenging terrains.
Lexus Safety System+ 3.0: Advanced Safety Features
Safety is a top priority for Lexus, and the 2024 GX comes equipped with the latest safety technologies. The standard Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 provides a comprehensive suite of active safety features, including:
- Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection: Helps detect and avoid potential collisions with vehicles and pedestrians.
- All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC): Maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and adjusts speed accordingly.
- Lane Tracing Assist (LTA): Helps keep the GX centered in its lane, providing steering support when necessary.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA): Alerts the driver if the vehicle unintentionally drifts out of its lane and provides corrective steering assistance.
- Road Sign Assist (RSA): Recognizes and displays road sign information to keep the driver informed of important traffic signs.
- Proactive Driving Assist (PDA): Assists the driver by providing driving support based on real-time road and traffic conditions.
These advanced safety features work together to enhance the safety of both the driver and passengers, providing peace of mind on every journey.
In conclusion, the all-new 2024 Lexus GX is a remarkable SUV that combines ruggedness, luxury, and advanced technology. With its stunning design, spacious and comfortable interior, powerful performance, and off-road capability, the GX is a true standout in its segment. The introduction of the first-ever Overtrail grade further expands the possibilities for adventure enthusiasts.
Lexus has not only focused on providing an exceptional driving experience but has also prioritized safety with the inclusion of the comprehensive Lexus Safety System+ 3.0.
Whether you're embarking on an off-road expedition or cruising through city streets, the 2024 Lexus GX is ready to impress. Get behind the wheel of this extraordinary SUV and experience the perfect blend of style, comfort, and capability.