The 2017 Lexus GX 460 is the latest iteration of the largest new Lexus SUV. While it’s a new SUV by default, it’s also a stubborn holdout that looks back to earlier vehicles in some other ways. As it turns out, however, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you’re coming to Keyes Lexus from Beverly Hills or Woodland Hills to see this SUV, here’s what’s in store for you.

Why would we say it’s a holdout? In a time when crossovers — SUVs built like cars, using unibody construction — are the kings of the road, the Lexus GX 460 clings to the body-on-frame construction characteristic of older SUVs. That heavier construction, and the standard V8 engine, mean that it doesn’t politely sip fuel like it’s high tea.

But it has its upsides, too. The construction and V8 engine make the Lexus GX 460 an SUV that remembers what those first two letters stand for. The power (301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque, to be exact), utility (it tows 6,500 pounds) and durability makes it genuinely useful and not just another pretty face. It’s a true Sport Utility Vehicle.

Changes for this year are minimal. Heated second-row captain’s chairs are now an option for the second row, and a new Sport Design package available on the upper trims gives the exterior a sporty facelift. You can also opt for the Driver Support package for front and side-view monitors, active cruise control, and other active safety features.

Some vehicles do one thing very well. The 2017 Lexus GX 460 has survived for years because it’s willing, and more than able, to do it all. While we appreciate the luxury of a new Lexus SUV, we also can’t help but admire any car or SUV that can earn its keep. Find out more about the Lexus GX today by calling Keyes Lexus at (888) 499-1833. We serve Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills from our showroom at 5905 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA.