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2024 Lexus GX 550 Overtrail and Platinum First Drive and Off-Road Test
Lauren Fix, The Car Coach -- Automotive Expert -- Consultant Lauren Fix, The Car Coach -- Automotive Expert -- Consultant
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Dateline: New York, NY
Monday, February 5, 2024


The all-new 2024 Lexus GX 550 was designed to inspire customers to pursue their urge to travel, take an unpaved path, immerse themselves in nature, and revel in the joy of driving. As part of that journey, GX blazes the trail as the first vehicle to bring the global Lexus “Overtrail Project” to life.

The 2024 Lexus GX 550 is more rugged with a body-on-frame underpinning, and more technology, safety, and comfort than ever before. check out the first-ever Overtrail grade with standard 33-inch All-Terrain tires and 18-inch wheels. Powered by a 3.4L twin-turbo V6 produces 349 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque.

I was impressed with the new Lexus Interface with a 14-inch multimedia touchscreen, impressive off-road deep mud driving, and plenty of comfort and style.

Get all the details and more as we give you an up-close test drive and show you the Premium, Platinum, and Overtrail trim levels.

Performance and Handling:
  • * 3.4L twin-turbo V6 produces 349 horsepower; 479 lb.-ft. of torque
  • * Hybrid powertrain to come later
  • * Up to 9000 lbs. towing capacity
  • * 10-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission
  • * Full-Time 4WD
  • * 17 MPG combined
  • * Wheels:
    • * 20-in. alloy – GX 550 Premium, Premium+
    • * 18-in. alloy – GX 550 OVERTRAIL, OVERTRAIL+
    • * 22-in. alloy – GX 550 Luxury
    • * 22-in. alloy – GX 550 Luxury+

Multi-Terrain Select, Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control, and 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor systems are available on GX Overtrail grades for optimal traction on the trails, along with an Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System for improved wheel articulation. An electronic locking rear differential is exclusive on OVERTRAIL for maximum traction.

Lexus off-road performance offers available Adaptive Variable Suspension that constantly adjusts damping forces based on changing road conditions.

OVERTRAIL Grade – off-road package:
  • Specialized styling. An eye-catching bi-tone exterior paint with earth tones that blend in with nature.
  • standard 33-inch All-Terrain tires wrapped around 18-inch wheels, black accented over fenders.
  • standard aluminum skid plate.
  • locking rear differential

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2024 Lexus GX 550 Review Summary:

  • 00:00 2024 Lexus GX550 Is it Better Than Than The Old One?
  • 00:30 What is new for 2024
  • 02:36 interior details
  • 04:02 technology – features
  • 07:23 engine specs.
  • 08:03 test drive with @alvazquez.
  • 13:08 off-road test drive.
  • 14:36 cargo space.
  • 15:00 price.

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