How do you improve on what may be the best luxury SUV on the market right now? If you’re Lexus, that’s an ongoing concern with the Lexus GX 460. While it received a mid-cycle refresh in 2014, it’s now 2016 and it seems like the team at Lexus has been left scratching their heads. There are only minor changes for the 2016 model year available at Keyes Lexus. However, if you’re in the market for a luxury sport utility vehicle that doesn’t neglect the sport or the utility for the luxury, the 2016 Lexus GX is worth the drive to your Beverly Hills, CA Lexus dealer.

Let’s start from the ground up. Specifically, there are 18-inch wheels that take full advantage of the engine’s ample torque, and the vehicle’s true four-wheel drive that gives them extra bite and traction. Another consideration is in the construction: there’s no unibody here. It’s strictly old school body-on-frame construction. Also factor in the Lexus Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which adapts to pavement, gravel, or rock with equal grace.

If you want the best of both worlds, try the Lexus GX 460 in Luxury trim. In addition to the Lexus Enform infotainment suite, you’ll get Lexus Enform Remote, which gives you remote control over certain vehicle functions. You’ll also have the option of the Driver Support Package, which incorporates crash avoidance and autonomous braking features. All that luxury and all those electronics are propelled by a V8 engine that puts out 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, fed through a six-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed four-wheel drive transfer case. It’s no wonder that The Californian’s Jeff Mitchell characterized the Lexus GX460 Luxury edition as “a tiger off road.”

We happen to agree with Jeff, and we have a feeling you will too. But we’d rather you see for yourself. If you’re looking for your ticket off-road around Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, CA, you’ll find it right here at Keyes Lexus. Stop by our showroom at 5905 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, CA today to test drive the Lexus SUV of your choice.