The Lexus GX460 and the Jeep Wrangler are both marketed as capable off-road vehicles, but they have different strengths and weaknesses. Let’s take a look at what each has to offer.
The Lexus GX460 is a body on frame, luxury SUV with a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque. It has a full-time 4-wheel drive system with a Torsen limited-slip center differential that can be center locked for added traction. (Though it does not offer front or rear locking differentials) The GX460 also has a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) that can automatically adjust the suspension for optimal performance on and off-road. The GX460 has a ground clearance of 8.1 inches and can tow up to 6,500 pounds.
The Jeep Wrangler is also a body on frame, rugged SUV with a variety of engine options (including the current 3.6-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque). It also has a selectable four-wheel drive system for additional traction off road. The Jeep Wrangler has a ground clearance of 10.8 inches and can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The Lexus GX460 is more luxurious, refined, and comfortable on-road than the Jeep Wrangler, but it’s not as capable off-road as the Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler has more ground clearance, more off-road-oriented drivetrain options and off-road features such as skid plates and rock rails. However, the Jeep Wrangler is not as refined on-road and doesn’t offer as many comfort features as the Lexus GX460.
In summary, the Lexus GX460 is a more refined and comfortable luxury SUV, while the Jeep Wrangler is a more rugged and capable off-road SUV. Both vehicles have their own pros and cons, and which one is better for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences.
Lexus GX460 Off Road Parts
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