When comparing the Lexus GX 460's and the Toyota 4Runner's specifications and ratings, the Lexus GX 460 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and 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, reliability, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Lexus GX 460's and the Toyota 4Runner's specifications and ratings, the Toyota 4Runner is a better car than the Lexus GX 460.
Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner Pricing
A used 2023 Lexus GX 460 ranges from $55,990 to $69,734 while a used 2023 Toyota 4Runner is priced between $39,996 to $60,990. For a new model, the Lexus GX 460's price is between $60,662 and $74,153, with the Toyota 4Runner priced between $43,053 and $56,467.
Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lexus GX 460 loses 39.6 percent of its value and the Toyota 4Runner loses 24.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota 4Runner retains 15 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lexus GX 460.
Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus GX 460 is 8.8 out of 10 while the Toyota 4Runner's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Lexus GX 460 being ranked 2 out of 24 Best Luxury 7-Seater SUVs and the Toyota 4Runner being ranked 5 out of 30 Best Midsize SUVs.
Lexus GX 460 vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lexus GX 460 is 8.8 out of 10. For the Toyota 4Runner the reliability rating is 9.2 out of 10. This gives the Toyota 4Runner a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Lexus GX 460.
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 cargo 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.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Toyota 4Runner has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.