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The Lexus GX is a bit of an anomaly in the luxury SUV world. It’s one of the few body-on-frame hold-outs, but is not a full-size offering like the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, or even Lexus’ own LX. Based on a platform shared by the Toyota 4Runner, the GX continues to use the older 4.6-liter V8. It may make less power than many modern V6 engines, but it does feature an abundance of low-end torque.
The Lexus GX is a bit of an anomaly in the luxury SUV world. It’s one of the few body-on-frame hold-outs, but is not a full-size offering like the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, or even Lexus’ own LX. Based on a platform shared by the LX and Tundra, the GX now uses a 3.4-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine.
The large Lexus LX is one of the few body-on-frame luxury SUVs left on the market. Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the LX is a bit of a jack of all trades. Hauling passengers, gear, or trailers, this big Lexus also features impressive off-road capabilities.
Choice is the name of the game as there’s a Lexus NX for nearly everyone. Folks looking for a gasoline propelled unit have their choice between naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinders. If a hybrid is required, there are two of those as well. One a traditional hybrid and the other of the plug-in variety.
The mid-size Lexus RC Coupe is one of the few survivors in a dying segment. Luxury coupes used to be a prominent fixture on our roads, but not so much anymore. Three versions of the regular RC are available, one using a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and two with naturally aspirated V6s.
Lexus’ performance halo sports coupe is the RC F. It bucks the turbocharged trend dominating the marketplace these days and sticks to a sweet sounding naturally aspirated V8 engine. Although it may give up a bit of power to its rivals, few match the visceral thrill of running the 5.0-liter unit to red line.
The RZ is Lexus’ first foray into the world of electric vehicles. Sharing a platform with the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra, the RZ sets itself apart by offering more power than either of those two offerings. With a larger front motor, the all-wheel drive Lexus generates a total of 313 hp. Maximum range is just 220 miles on a single charge which is lower than most of its rivals.