4 min read
16 Jun

There comes a day in a man’s life when he needs to experience and demonstrate power and control in a manner devoid of all suggestions of sport. If you're wondering where we're getting at with this kind of talk, we're obviously referring to the GX’s cousins – the Lexus RX models – with their sporty size, sporty styling, sporty performance, and overall sporty vibe. Place the Lexus GX 460 side by side with RX 350, and you would instinctively recommend the latter for play and the former for some serious business. 

Sure, both SUVs are serious business, especially considering that the new 2023 RX 350 will set you back no less than ₦24 million, plus the serious performance the extremely stylish SUV brings to the table. However, our sybarite senators and legislators will apparently prefer to show up for duty at The House in the GX than the RX, suggesting the GX embodies power and control in a way the RX and other Lexus SUV models (excluding the LX) does not. 

Overall, the 2023 Lexus GX is a luxury SUV designed for those who demand comfortable and spacious interiors, great off-road capabilities, and impressive towing capacity. With a starting price of around $55,000 (₦25.5 million), the 2023 Lexus GX is a great option for those looking for a high-quality SUV that can handle a variety of tasks. In this guide, we will explore the various features and capabilities of the 2023 Lexus GX, including its performance, safety features, interior and exterior design, and technology offerings.

The 2023 Lexus GX Engine And Performance

2023 Lexus-GX buying guide, review, price, and photos Via Lexus.

The 2023 Lexus GX comes standard with a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque. Lexus paired the engine with a six-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive. The GX also comes with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which automatically adjusts the suspension to provide a smoother ride and better handling. 

In terms of fuel economy, the GX gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. While these numbers may not be the best in the class, they are in line with other luxury SUVs of similar size and capability. 

Additionally, the SUV is likely to perform slightly or considerably less than the EPA-estimated mileage considering the typically less-favorable driving condition in Nigeria. However, people that don’t mind splurging the cost of a bungalow on an SUV hardly worry about the frequency or price of gas. 

The 2023 Lexus GX Safety Features 

2023 Lexus GX dashboard Via Lexus.

The 2023 Lexus GX comes standard with a host of safety features, including a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and parking sensors. The SUV also comes with the Lexus Safety System+ suite of advanced safety features, which includes lane departure warning, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. 

The 2023 Lexus GX Interior Design

2023 Lexus GX interior Via Lexus.

The interior of the 2023 Lexus GX is spacious and comfortable, with seating for up to seven passengers. The seats are upholstered in leather and come with heating and ventilation in the front row. The second-row seats are also heated, and the third row can get folded down to provide additional cargo space. We keep hearing the question from Lexus fans, "Which is bigger, the Lexus LX or GX?" 

Well, the LX is slightly larger, with the GX standing about eight inches shorter than the LX and about four inches less wide. Inside, the LX offers three more inches of hip room in the front and second row and six inches more in the third row. 

However, with an EPA-estimated 141.3 cubic feet of interior volume adorned with some of the finest materials Lexus has to offer, the GX is spacious and comfortable enough to get lived in. Whether in a mix of Matte Black Ash wood trim and gray leather materials or NuLuxe synthetic leather, the GX evokes functional opulence. 

The 2023 Lexus GX Technology Features

2023 Lexus GX instrument cluster Via Lexus.

The 2023 Lexus GX comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. The SUV also comes with a 9-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and four USB ports. Optional features include a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a navigation system. It’s almost like Lexus made sure there’s nothing its other SUVs can hold over the new GX. 

The 2023 Lexus GX Exterior Design

2023 Lexus GX features Via Lexus.

The exterior of the 2023 Lexus GX is sleek and modern, featuring a bold front grille and aggressive styling. The SUV comes with 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, and 19-inch wheels are available as an option. The GX also features LED headlights and taillights, as well as a power moonroof. One of the most distinctive features of the 2023 Lexus GX is its off-road capability. 

The SUV comes with several features that make it well-suited for off-road adventures, including a two-speed transfer case, crawl control, and downhill assist control. Lexus is particularly proud of the GX’s Off-Road Package, using a 5 multi-terrain setting to promote the SUV’s ability to be “civilized even when the road isn’t.” The GX also has 8.1 inches of ground clearance, allowing it to maneuver rough terrain with ease. 

The 2023 Lexus GX Trim Levels

2023 Lexus GX SUV exterior design and trim levels Via Lexus.

The 2023 Lexus GX is available in three trim levels: base, Premium, and Luxury. The base model comes with a host of standard features, including the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, a rearview camera, and the Lexus Safety System+ suite of safety features. 

The Premium trim adds features like heated and ventilated front seats, a power-folding third row, and a navigation system. The Luxury trim comes with even more features, including semi-aniline leather seats, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, and a panoramic view monitor. 

2023 Lexus GX Price In Nigeria

2023 Lexus GX SUV price in Nigeria Via Lexus.

The 2023 Lexus GX has a starting price of around $55,000 ((₦25.5 million) for the base model. The Premium trim starts at around $63,000 (₦29 million), while the Luxury trim starts at around $71,000 (₦33 million). Note that these are based on official exchange rates, meaning that the prices should be significantly higher using the black market rates. 

Additionally, these prices are the MSRP (Manufacturer-Suggested Retail Price), which does not include import duties and other logistic costs. If you’re looking to buy the 2023 Lexus GX in Nigeria, we recommend you have a budget of at least ₦35 million to get started. However, the GX’s prices are in line with other luxury SUVs in the same class. 

Last Word On The 2023 Lexus GX

Summarily, the 2023 Lexus GX is an excellent choice for those looking for a luxury SUV with impressive off-road capabilities and a spacious, comfortable interior. You’d be hard-pressed to find other SUVs blessed with such truck-like nature made complete with a proper 4WD system and a free-breathing V8 powerplant. 

The SUV comes with a host of standard and optional features, including advanced safety technology, a modern infotainment system, and a variety of luxury amenities. While the fuel economy may not be the best in the class, the GX makes up for it with its impressive performance and off-road capabilities.

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