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    Comparison: 2018 Lexus GX 460 vs 2018 Audi Q7

    Comparison: 2018 Lexus GX 460 vs 2018 Audi Q7

    Drivers who want luxury SUV that’s capable of towing and off-roading but comfortable and luxe for the whole family may want to know how the 2018 Lexus GX 460 compares to the 2018 Audi Q7.

    Both models offer an array of features and have impressive performance specs, but one automaker gives you a better-equipped base model and more advanced safety tech.

    If you’re in the San Jose area and want to know more, check out our full review then visit us for a test drive:

    Safety and Convenience Tech

    Lexus GX 460

    The 2018 GX is available as a base model, as well as Premium and Luxury trims. Upper trims guarantee a luxury experience, but even the base trim is well equipped. It features a backup camera, Trailer Sway Control, LED headlamps and daytime running lights, and the Lexus Enform suite of apps: Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Remote. Additionally, all models have a power moonroof, Lexus Memory System, a reclining/sliding middle row, and dual-zone climate control.

    Available tech on the GX 460 includes a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist, rain-sensing wipers, Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Driver Attention Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, intelligent high beams, and wide-view front and side monitor.

    Audi Q7

    The Q7 comes in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims. The Q7 Premium features a rear parking camera, Audi pre sense basic and city, Audi drive select, and Xenon plus headlights, but does not come with an equivalent to the Lexus Enform Apps. The base also features a sunroof and three-zone climate control, but lacks a memory system and sliding or reclining middle row.

    Available features include a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, top-view camera system, and lane-keep assist. It does not come with the option for a wide-view front or side monitor.

    Performance and Towing

    Lexus GX 460

    The 2018 Lexus GX 460 has a 4.6-liter V8 engine that makes 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It features standard full-time four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case and a TORSEN Torque-Sensing Limited Slip Center Differential, as well as a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System to give you a smooth, controlled ride on-road or off. The Lexus SUV has a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds.

    Audi Q7

    The 2018 Q7 has two engine options. The base is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, or buyers can upgrade to a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Both engines have an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base engine can tow up to 4,400 pounds, while the V6 can tow up to 7,700 pounds.

    While the upgraded Audi has a higher towing capacity than the GX, it doesn’t come available with a TORSEN locking differential or a kinetic dynamic suspension system, which makes it less capable off-road. Plus, opting for the V6 adds over $6,000 to the base price.


    Lexus GX 460

    Starting at $52,155 MSRP

    Audi Q7

    Starting at $49,900 MSRP


    Review: 2018 Lexus GX 460

    Review: 2018 Lexus GX 460

    San Jose drivers who need an SUV with exceptional off-road capability, the latest in tech, and an upscale cabin will find it all in the 2018 Lexus GX 460, a mid-size luxury vehicle that doesn’t compromise.

    Below is a full review of the new GX 460, so read on for all the details. Then, visit us or call to see how you can secure a model of your own.


    Sometimes, you need an escape from Silicon Valley. During such times, it’s nice to have an SUV that can handle anything, whether you want to go camping off the beaten path or haul a boat or water sport equipment to the coast.

    The 2018 GX 460 is equipped with a 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, with standard full-time four-wheel drive with Active Traction Control. The powertrain makes 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, and has a fuel economy of up to 18 MPG highway. It features standard Trailer Sway Control and can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

    To ensure a smooth, controlled ride on any terrain, the GX also has a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Adaptive Variable Suspension, Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control, and Hill-Start Assist. Its TORSEN Torque-Sensing Limited-Slip Center Differential also helps you maintain control by distributing optimal power between the front and rear axles.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2018 GX 460 comes standard with black or sepia NuLuxe interior trim, with the option for black, sepia, or ecru leather seating. It seats up to seven passengers and has three rows of seating, with a 40/20/40 split reclining and sliding middle row and fold-flat third-row seats. A power moonroof, privacy glass, and dual-zone automatic climate control round out the luxury feel of the GX’s quiet cabin.

    The GX 460 is also equipped standard with Lexus Display Audio with color display and 9 speakers, subscription-free traffic and weather, a backup camera, Voice Command, Bluetooth wireless tech, Siri Eyes Free, USB input, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect telematics system for one year.

    Available interior features include heated and ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, cargo-area tonneau cover, and a Dual-screen DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System. The Lexus Navigation System and Enform App Suite and Destination Assist, high-res LCD screen, and a Mark Levinson 17-speaker Surround Sound Audio System are also available via the Navigation Package and Mark Levinson Audio Package.

    Safety and Tech

    All models of the 2018 GX feature a backup camera and come available with a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Intuitive Parking Assist. The Driver Support Package adds a Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Driver Attention Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, intelligent high-beam headlamps, and Wide-view Front and Side Monitor System.


    Starting at $51,855 MSRP


    Comparison: 2017 Lexus GX 460 vs 2017 Acura MDX

    Comparison: 2017 Lexus GX 460 vs 2017 Acura MDX

    Drivers in San Jose don’t like to compromise, which is why so many turn to Lexus Stevens Creek when shopping for their next vehicle. Our expert staff is happy to make recommendations and answer any questions on how our models stack up to the competition.

    In the case of the 2017 Lexus GX 460 and the 2017 Acura MDX, there are some key differences you should know about – particularly if road trips to the West Coast’s ample national parks are on your agenda.

    Read our one-to-one comparison, then come see firsthand why the GX 460 is a Bay Area favorite:


    Lexus GX 460

    The 2017 GX 460 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine with full-time four-wheel drive, mated to a 6-speed sequential-shift electronically controlled automatic transmission. The powertrain makes 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, and has a 6,500-pound towing capacity.

    The GX 460 has a body-on-frame construction that allows you to handle any terrain with ease, as well as Trailer Sway Control to keep you steady on the road, no matter what you’re hauling. The Driver Support Package adds Crawl Control, which gives you precision and control when climbing hills, as well as a Driver Attention Monitor, intelligent high beams, wide-view front and Side Monitor system.

    Acura MDX

    The 2017 MDX has a 3.5-liter V6 engine connected to a 9-speed automatic transmission, with standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. It makes 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, with a 5,000-pound towing capacity.

    The MDX has a unibody platform, which makes it less agile off-road. It comes standard with Hill Start Assist and has available LED fog lights, but does not come available with Crawl Control or Trailer Sway Control.

    Features and Tech

    Lexus GX 460

    The Lexus GX comes standard with push-button start, Lexus Display Audio, 9-speaker sound system, HD Radio with subscription-free traffic and weather, Siri Eyes Free, backup camera, power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Remote app.

    The GX Premium adds a Navigation System and Lexus Enform App Suite, voice command, high-res LCD screen, Lexus Enform Destinations, leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, three-zone climate control, and Intuitive Parking Assist. Additionally, the GX is available with second-row captain’s chairs, semi-aniline leather trim, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a dual-screen DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System.

    Acura MDX

    The 2017 MDX comes standard with push-button ignition, Siri Eyes Free, SMS text capability, On Demand Mult-Use Display, power moonroof, 8-speaker audio system, and HD Radio. Traffic and weather are available via the Technology or Advance Packages, but the MDX does not come with an equivalent to the Enform apps.

    Upper trims include heated and ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, heated steering wheel, and navigation system. Other available features include a Head-Up Warning, Blind Spot Information System, Surround-View Camera System, and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.


    Lexus GX 460

    Starting at $51,680 MSRP

    Acura MDX

    Starting at $44,050 MSRP