When Consumer Reports tells us that something ain’t right, we generally listen. They give us unbiased opinions on everything from flashlights to automobiles, and their results are pretty darn accurate. They just recently conducted a test on the new 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV (basically a rebadged Toyota 4-Runner), and didn’t just give it a poor rating, but a flat-out DON’T BUY recommendation based on the following:
“When pushed to its limits on a handling course on CR’s test track, the rear of the GX CR purchased slid out until the vehicle was almost sideways before the electronic stability control system was able to regain control,” reads a press release. The magazine said it: “believes that in real-world driving, that situation could lead to a rollover accident, which could cause serious injury or death.”
If you watch the video you’ll see that the tester was able to induce one hell of a non-intentional drift, which is something you don’t want to happen God forbid you need to initiate an emergency maneuver. For this reason alone we wholeheartedly agree with their findings.