Lexus GX 460 Passes Consumer Reports Retest

After Toyota froze sales and recalled the Lexus GX 460 due to a Consumer Reports (CR) magazine announcement saying the car is prone to rollover, the luxury SUV is now back in business. At least from CR engineers' point of view. The guys retested the SUV after recall work corrected the problem and gave it a green light.

In fact, CR contacted the Lexus dealership from which they had anonymously bought the vehicle and made an appointment to have the recall work performed. The work reportedly took about an hour and a half.

During the emergency handling retests, the ESC system intervened earlier and its rear did not slide out in the lift-off oversteer test. Instead, the vehicle understeered when it exceeded its limits of traction, making it less likely to roll over. Overall, CR say they did not experience any safety concerns with the corrected GX 460 in their handling tests.

“With the fix, the GX 460's handling is ultimately secure but is still ponderous and ungainly, as is common with traditional body-on-frame SUVs. In addition, the vehicle rides comfortably, has a plush, quiet, interior, and provides quick acceleration, but its third-row seat is cramped,”
a Consumer Reports statement reads.

“Overall, there are better choices if you're looking for a seven-passenger SUV, including the Acura MDX and Buick Enclave. To help buyers see how the GX 460 compares with competitive vehicles, CR is also posting its ratings and full road test of it today.”
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories