Let the occasion rise to you with the new, seven-passenger 2014 GX. Offering next-generation connectivity to your favorite mobile apps [*] through a touchscreen multimedia display, the added capability of electronic Trailer Sway Control [*] and generous appointments throughout, it does one thing exceptionally well: everything.
Those who expect more won't be surprised when they discover the wide array of features in the GX: meticulous craftsmanship and Linear Espresso wood trim, versatile fold-flat rear seating and convenient technologies that make every day just a little bit easier.
The Linear Espresso or available Mahogany wood trim in every GX is selected by hand for consistency throughout the interior. And the available fine leather trim is rigorously tested 11 different ways to make sure it is both soft and durable.
On cold days, the seatbacks and lower seat cushions can be heated to one of three levels. In warmer weather, select from three settings to have fans inside the seatbacks and cushions circulate air through perforations in the leather trim.
Not only does the GX feature a second-row 40/20/40-split seatback that accommodates various kinds of cargo [*], but the passenger-side seat also tilts and slides forward to allow easy access to the third row. And to make packing even easier, the third-row seats can fold flat into the cargo area floor manually or, when properly equipped, with the press of a button.
Whether you're taking a trip to the beach, a trek to the mountains or just braving the local shopping mall, your GX is ready to take it on.
The 40/20/40-split second-row seats make it easy for the GX to adapt to whatever your day brings.
Even with all seven seats occupied, there's plenty of cargo [*] space. And, for added convenience, the glass hatch allows you to place small items like shopping bags in the vehicle without opening the rear door.
Customize the climate around you. Individual settings allow the driver and front passenger to adjust their preferred temperatures, while available controls in the second row adjust settings for the rear passengers. The available heated and ventilated front seats can heat or cool you, and second-row heated outboard seats are also available.
On cold days, everything you touch reminds you of the temperature. That's why the GX Luxury model's steering wheel includes a heating element to warm the thing you're touching the most—the steering wheel—and help make you more comfortable more quickly.
Helping to provide enhanced visibility, the available Wide-view Front and Side Monitor system [*] features a front-mounted camera to help you see around blind corners, such as when you're exiting a parking garage. A side camera under the passenger-side mirror and a rearview camera are particularly useful when navigating narrow passageways and tight parking spaces.
Available next-generation Lexus Enform [*] and Safety Connect [*] offer more than the convenience [*] of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the ability to request emergency services at the press of a button. With advanced voice recognition, you can use the available App Suite [*] to make dinner reservations and order movie tickets on the fly.
The available dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES) [*] allows the left and right rear-seat passengers to enjoy separate entertainment. With seven-inch LCD screens located behind the driver's and front passenger's headrests, the system features a pair of wireless headphones [*] and can be used as a DVD player, audio player or game console via audio and video input jacks.
This system is designed to detect surrounding objects and notify you of their location and proximity using audible tones and an indicator on the multimedia display. And for added convenience, the backup camera [*] screen and Parking Assist Monitor can be viewed simultaneously on the multimedia display.
To help you maintain a preset following distance from a vehicle traveling ahead, available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [*] can regulate the throttle and even apply the brakes. And, when the road ahead clears, it can return your vehicle to the preselected speed.
This available Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [*] is an audiophile's dream. Designed exclusively for the GX, it features 7.1 - channel surround sound, 17 carefully tuned and positioned speakers and 330 watts of maximum power. The result is an audio experience that more closely resembles a concert hall than an automobile, immersing the cabin in sound quality that was once reserved for six-figure home-audio systems.
The center-channel coaxial speaker consists of a 90-mm metal cone midrange speaker and a 16-mm tweeter, widening the scope of supported frequencies to produce sound with a greater degree of precision compared to a conventional system. In addition, it also matches harmonics with the front right and left channels.
Mounted in the rear of the GX, a 25-cm Mark Levinson [*] subwoofer with enclosure is powered by 100 watts from the Mark Levinson amplifier. This allows it to produce extremely deep bass with remarkable ease and clarity.
90-mm coaxial speakers with 16-mm tweeters on the rear pillars optimize the fullness of sound and widen the sound reproduction frequency range so every occupant can enjoy true surround sound from any seat.
Offering added information and clarity, the available Navigation System [*] features three-dimensional overhead and street views.
To help you arrive sooner, Lexus provides an industry-first subscription-free traffic service [*] with the standard HD Radio™ [*]. This feature offers real-time updates of road congestion on the main HD Radio display.
The numbers speak for themselves: the 4.6-lIter V8 engine in the GX delivers an impressive 301 horsepower [*] and 329 lb-ft of torque [*] at low rpm, enabling the GX to tow up to 6,500 lb [*]. And, for peace of mind, newly added Trailer Sway Control [*] helps detect and prevent excessive trailer movement.
Tackle nearly any terrain with the GX. An available CRAWL Control [*] system manages the engine and brakes to optimize traction and help maintain a slow, consistent speed. Available Downhill Assist Control [*] works with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) to help keep the GX at a slow, constant descent speed. And available Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) [*] helps increase control during hill climbing, or stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.
Having power directed to all four wheels all of the time helps give the GX better traction in both on-road and off-road [*] driving situations. The transfer case can run in locked or unlocked modes, as well as in high or low range.
The ingenious Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) is designed to change with the terrain. By automatically fixing the front and rear stabilizer bars in place when on-road, it helps to minimize body lean while cornering. Off-road [*], it allows each wheel to move more independently, so the wheel on uneven ground can react while the other wheels are relatively unaffected.
Stabilizer bars help minimize body lean on the road, but on uneven trails they may prevent tires from maintaining contact with the ground. To counter this, the KDSS uses hydraulic cylinders to adjust the bars. This computer-controlled suspension system allows more wheel articulation off-road and helps enhance handling on-road.
While an ordinary crash-test dummy can provide 119 data points, our Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) maps over two million data points on the human body. This allows us to analyze more subtle injuries like bruising and soft tissue damage. The results of this innovative approach to safety include a class-leading [*] 10 standard airbags [*], active front headrests [*] and an available Pre-Collision System [*].
The available Pre-Collision System (PCS) [*] is engineered to detect an imminent frontal collision and prepare vehicle systems to help reduce collision damage. It also includes an available Driver Attention Monitor [*] that can warn the driver if it detects an object ahead while the driver doesn't appear to be facing the road.
To help you change lanes with more confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor [*] is designed to warn you if it detects vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And, to help you back out of parking spaces with confidence, its Rear Cross-Traffic Alert [*] feature helps detect and warn you of vehicles approaching from behind on either side.