What are customers saying about the Lexus GX in Dubai, UAE
Lana - If you want to buy a second-hand luxury SUV, buy a GX460. Options inside are some of the best around and perfectly suit anyone living in Dubai and the UAE. Pros: Features and powerful engine. Cons: High price in base trim.
Stuart - Excellent vehicle for taking the kids to school, going camping and big shopping trips. Not the best for fuel economy, though. Pros: Loads of space with the seats and surprisingly good off-road. Cons: Fuel economy and third-row arrangement.
Tariq - Pre-owned Lexus GX 470 cars are the best, the range of options inside are similar to that of any other luxury vehicle. I would have bought earlier if they had a wider variety of engines and transmissions. Pros: Comfortable interior and lots of options. Cons: No variety of engine.
Five reasons to buy a used Lexus GX series in Dubai, UAE
Even though it strikes up a resemblance to the Prado, it has a V8 motor under the bonnet in all generations.
Tons of features to both the inside and out and there is no shortage of luxury.
As with any Japanese cars, resale value for the GX 470 or GX 460 remains decent.
Even though it’s perceived as a luxury SUV, it can tackle the great outdoors pretty well.
It’s a cheaper alternative to the LX series, everything besides the engine, exterior and some other components are very similar.
About the Lexus GX series
First popping up in 2003, it was Lexus take on the “entry-level” SUV category. Based on the Toyota Prado of the time, it struck up a similar resemblance on the outside, however, inside is for more luxurious than the Prado.
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 second hand Lexus GX 470 for sale in Dubai, UAE
As previously mentioned, the exterior bears a very similar look to the Prado with unique markings, individual body panels and Lexus badges. Front grille, lights and alloy rims are all exclusive to the GX 470.
Standard features include leather upholstery, 18-inch alloys, media interface, cruise control, sunroof, roof rails and power seats. Optional extras include rear entertainment package, heated seats, fridge, Trailer coupling, parking sensors and park assist.
Underneath the bonnet is a 4.7-V8 petrol engine powering all four wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Various changes over the years were made to various components; 2003, the transmission is upgraded. New standard features were added such as tire pressure monitoring and side curtain airbags with optional extras include a reverse camera and Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System.
2005 models have a 35 horsepower upgrade, improved navigation system, Bluetooth and more voice commands. 2006 models have reduced power, 2007 models feature updated interior including an enhanced navigation system, AUX input, and larger rear TV screens. 2008 models have a slightly altered exterior, liquid graphite wheels, new turn signals, dark metallic grille, new wooden trims and body colour options.
Looking to buy used Lexus GX 470 in Dubai, UAE? Prices start at AED 37,000.
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 used Lexus GX 460 for sale in Dubai, UAE
2010 saw the 470 monikers dropped from the name and added 460 instead. And as the Prado received a refreshed interior, so did the Lexus equivalent. Most if not all standard and optional features remain for another few years.
Three trim levels are available starting from Premium, Premium Plus and Luxury. All have unique features, top end trims have remote engine start, keyless go, 360-degree camera, active cruise control and enhanced leather.
In most parts of the world a 4.6-litre V8 engine powers this luxury SUV. The other engine options is a 4-litre V8 available in export markets. Import 4.6-litre motors are slightly more power than GCC versions. Both are hooked up to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Models in this generation start at AED 105,000
2014, 2015 and 2016 pre-owned Lexus GX 460 for sale in Dubai, UAE
Starting with 2014 models, GX 460 models once again benefited from changes made to the Prado particularly in the rear, up front it’s distinctively different with a unique grille, headlights and fog lights.
Three trims are available starting from Premier, which comes standard with a rear-view camera, sunroof, keyless start, side camera, park assist, premium sound system, 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, media inputs, cruise control and seven seats covered in leather. Mid-range models known as Prestige have all that and upgraded leather seats, ventilated seats, cool box, lane assist and blind spot monitor.
At the very top is Platinum models with all the options from both models as well as a 17-speaker premium sound system, rear entertainment package, radar cruise control and pre-crash safety system.
The 4.6-litre V8 engine returns as does the 4.0-litre in some markets. Output and fuel economy is slightly increased.