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2024 Lexus GX

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By now, we’re used to testing SUVs with off-road packages. But today, we’re looking at the real deal: the all-new 2024 Lexus GX, redesigned from the ground-up and looking tougher than ever.

It certainly looks the part of an overlander. Fortunately, Lexus invited us out to Arizona for more than just a “look.” We put this off-road machine to the test.

Trails, rocks and steep climbs… Hardly a challenge with its powertrain, a full-time four-wheel drive system driven by a twin-turbo 3.4-liter V6. It’s rated at 349 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, substantial increases over the V8 it replaces. Towing has climbed from 6,500 up to 9,000 lbs; as has the number of gears in the automatic transmission, now a 10-speed automatic.

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I know a lot of people are going to miss the V8, but I really do like this upgraded powertrain with the 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6. It’s got more power, and paired with the 10-speed automatic the shifts are pretty seamless. So just, overall, just a much more pleasant driving experience in all sorts of driving types.

And that versatility can also be attributed to its GA-F platform, a ladder frame said to increase body rigidity and improve on-road handling. An available Adaptive Variable Suspension system will take things one step further.

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The dichotomy of the Lexus GX is its rugged exterior exuding off-pavement capability, contrasted by a premium, albeit simplified interior full of amenities living up to “Luxury EXport US.” All trims receive a 14-inch infotainment touch screen with smartphone integration, paired up to a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.

The 2024 Lexus GX starts under $65,000 with destination, working up to $77,000 for a top Overtrail+ trim. It’s assembled in Japan and expected to make landfall at US dealerships soon.

We’ll have more on the Lexus GX, and plenty more Quick Spins… soon!