Lexus GX vs. Toyota 4Runner
Lexus GX vs. Toyota 4Runner: Capability
The capability of both models is quite similar. Both offer plenty of off-road enhancements that will ultimately deliver a smoother ride. One of these features includes Multi-Terrain Select, which allows drivers to adapt to the different surfaces they may find themselves on. While the Toyota 4Runner offers four different terrain selections, the Lexus GX steps it up with five different options, allowing you even more adaptability.
The GX and 4Runner both have towing potential, but one model is going to get you a good deal more. While the 4Runner is impressive with its ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds, the GX really shines with up to 6,500 pounds of towing capability. That extra 1,500 pounds can really make a difference when it comes to deciding what to bring along, and can give you greater flexibility.
Lexus GX vs. Toyota 4Runner: Safety
Turning to safety, the systems on both of these vehicles are comparable. Through both the Lexus Safety System+ on the GX and the Toyota Safety Sense™ system on the 4Runner, you’ll have access to the following features:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Intelligent High Beams
The Lexus GX, however, offers even more with its standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Sway Control. The Toyota 4Runner, unfortunately, doesn’t offer these as either standard or as upgrades.
Another feature that is available on the Lexus GX is the Intuitive Parking Assist. With this feature, your vehicle will use sensors to warn you of objects that may be in front of or behind your vehicle as you move at slow speeds. It comes standard on two trim levels and is available on the base trim. While the Toyota 4Runner offers a similar feature with its front and rear parking assist sonar, it’s only standard on two high-end trims and not available on the others.
Yet another important safety feature to highlight is the airbags. In the Lexus GX, you’ll get 10 standard airbags to protect you and your passengers. The Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, only offers eight.