The 2018 Lexus LC was getting lonely on the Keyes Lexus lot, but it’s finally joined by the next 2018 Lexus model: the 2018 Lexus GX. The top-of-the-line Lexus SUV has a unique set of strengths that make it a rare beast indeed. It’s a luxury SUV that hasn’t forgotten what an SUV is for.
Most of what we call SUVs these days aren’t actually SUVs. They’re crossovers, including some Lexus models like the Lexus RX. That means they’re built on car platforms and handle more like cars than the SUVs of old. The Lexus GX, however, still relies on good old-fashioned body-on-frame construction like you’d find on a truck.
That means that underneath the gorgeous sheet metal and supple leather beats the heart of a vehicle you can truly take off-road. With three trims (base, Premium, and Luxury), it’s easy to find the right combination of features you’ll love, and there’s plenty in the cabin to remind you this is a luxury SUV.
But we implore you, turn your Lexus GX loose every now and again. Don’t just trudge to the mall or soccer practice. With full-time four-wheel drive (augmented, in the Premium trim, with adaptive suspension), it’s a luxury SUV that practically begs to be taken off-road.
Select options include off-road crawl control, active safety features, and a rear-seat DVD system. In most respects, however, it’s identical to the 2017 model it’s replacing.
We invite you to visit your Lexus dealership near Los Angeles to find out more about our selection of new Lexus SUVs and cars, or to schedule a test drive. Keyes Lexus serves Beverly Hills and Santa Monica from our showroom at 5905 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, CA.