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Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner

When we compare the Lexus GX 460 to the Toyota 4Runner, the Lexus GX 460 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Toyota 4Runner has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Lexus GX 460 versus the Toyota 4Runner, the Toyota 4Runner is a better car than the Lexus GX 460.

Lexus GX 460 versus Toyota 4Runner Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus GX 460 ranges from $38,494 to $52,593 while a used Toyota 4Runner from the same model year range is priced between $32,994 to $48,973. For a new model, the Lexus GX 460's price is between $59,764 and $71,934, with the Toyota 4Runner priced between $41,515 and $56,044.

Lexus GX 460 versus Toyota 4Runner Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus GX 460 is 8.4 out of 10 while the Toyota 4Runner's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Lexus GX 460 being ranked 4 out of 21 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and the Toyota 4Runner being ranked 3 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus GX 460’s base engine makes 301 horsepower, and the Toyota 4Runner base engine makes 270 horsepower. The GX 460 is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, while the 4Runner is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon. Both have a highway range of 437 miles. The GX 460 uses premium unleaded, and the 4Runner uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize SUVs, the Toyota 4Runner has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Lexus GX 460 has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room. The Lexus GX 460 and Toyota 4Runner are comparable in regards to front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota 4Runner has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity, ground clearance, and payload capacity than the Lexus GX 460.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Toyota 4Runner has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Lexus GX 460

2023 Toyota 4Runner

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$59,764 - $71,934

Used Asking Price:

$38,494 - $52,593

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,515 - $56,044

Used Asking Price:

$32,994 - $48,973

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

24.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 21
7 / 25
7 / 21
12 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
3 / 25
3 / 15
22 / 25
23 / 25

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Toyota doesn't have just one popular SUV in this segment, but two. The Toyota 4Runner is the Highlander’s more-rugged sibling.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Rugged off-road capability
  • Great for towing when properly equipped
  • Outstanding value retention (low depreciation)

  • Aging design
  • Interior space is limited by comparison to other midsize SUV / crossovers
  • Fuel economy literally half that of a Highlander Hybrid

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Luxury

Trim Levels

TRD Sport, Limited, SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Pro, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

301 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

329 foot-lbs @ 3500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.059 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

270 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

278 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

5000 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 19 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

345 / 437 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4, AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 19 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

368 / 437 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Cargo Space:

11.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

64.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

141.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Cargo Space:

47.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

89.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

144.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5126 lbs

Width:

74.2 inches

Height:

74.2 inches

Length:

192.1 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4400 lbs

Width:

75.8 inches

Height:

71.5 inches

Length:

190.2 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P265/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P265/70R17