Obviously this isn’t the new Lexus GX460. Obviously. You know that because there’s no Predator grille up front. This is actually the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Talk about being visually challenged. It looks sort of like a developmentally handicapped chipmunk. But if you’d like to see the Lexus GX460, that’s fine too. I just kind of wanted to ease you in to the whole thing. Are you ready? Okay, one… two… three…
Whoa. Luckily, Lexus will pay you to take it.
Kind of. The price of the GX460 has dropped nearly five grand to $49,995 out the door, but if you’re willing to pay last year’s price you can get the Premium Package variant. That gives you heated rear seats, three-zone climate control, ventilation for the front seats, and a navigation system. Because for just $49,995, there’s no way you’re getting navigation. If you want navigation for $49,995, you’re going to have to buy three Elantras or something.
The GX460 has tremendous popularity with forty-year-old former frat-mattresses in sunshine states despite its extremely offensive road presence, low fuel mileage, and Corolla-esque interior trim. Or perhaps it’s because of all those things. The fact remains that Lexus can put the “spindle” grille on it and it will continue to fly out of showrooms. It could have any kind of front end at all, really. I’m pretty sure you could put the Lexus badge on the Ssangyong Rodius and it would sell ten thousand units a year in Phoenix alone.
Still, if you are trundling through upper-middle-class middle age and you’re still stuck with your first wife, you should definitely take her over to the Lexus dealership to check this rig out. While she’s busy trying to figure out how long she can leave the window sticker on it after taking delivery, you can ask for a drive in the Lexus IS350 F-Sport. t will be worth your time. Trust me on this one.