The GX features a series of 10 airbags
designed to help protect occupants in certain types of severe impacts. In addition to driver's and front passenger's knee airbags (SRS), driver's and front passenger's airbags feature a dual-stage system that controls airbag inflation based on the position of the driver's seat on its track and the severity of the impact. Seat-mounted side airbags are integrated into the front seats and second row outboard seats themselves
to help the airbags deploy in locations consistent with respect to their occupants. And, the front-passenger's front and seat-mounted side airbag have an occupant sensor to help prevent it from deploying if the system detects the seat is vacant. In addition, all three rows of seats have Roll-Sensing Curtain Airbags (RSCA) that are designed to deploy in the event of a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force.
All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings.
Vehicle Stability Features
To help control a loss of traction in turns, the GX employs Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
. This technology uses sensors to detect loss of traction while in a turn. Should a loss of traction be detected, VSC may apply brakes to individual wheels and/or reduce throttle to help correct the problem. For even more assurance, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) directs power to the wheels with the most traction to help control wheelspin on mud, sand and ice.
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.
This available Pre-Collision System
is available with a Driver Attention Monitor
. An infrared camera helps monitor the direction of the driver's face while the vehicle is in motion. If an object is sensed ahead while the driver does not appear to be facing the road, the system can warn the driver visually and audibly and, if necessary, briefly apply the brakes to alert the driver. Once a collision is determined to be unavoidable, the system preps the Brake Assist
(for increased braking effectiveness the moment the brakes are applied), retracts the front seatbelts to help reduce collision damage and can even apply the brakes to help reduce impact speed.
The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.
The Driver Attention Monitor is designed to alert the driver if a potential hazard is detected ahead and the driver's face appears to be turned away. It is not collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.
Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.
Adaptive Front Lighting
For enhanced nighttime visibility, especially on winding roads, the available Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
can pivot the left headlamp up to 15 degrees and the right headlamp up to 10 degrees, helping to illuminate more of the road through turns.
Adaptive Front Lighting System can help improve vision at night. However,
conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or
hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually change
the high beams from on to off. See your Owner's Manual for details.
Active Front Headrests
The GX comes equipped with active front headrests
for the driver and front passenger. In certain low-speed rear-end collisions, the active front headrests use the force of the occupant's body against the seatback to move the headrest diagonally upward to help decrease the movement of the head, thereby helping to reduce the possibility of a whiplash injury.
Active headrests can help prevent or limit the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear-end collisions.
Smart Stop Technology
For additional peace of mind, this safety feature is designed to automatically reduce engine power when the driver is pressing down the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time under certain conditions
. When the brake pedal is released, the Smart Stop Technology  disengages. The feature does not engage if the brake pedal is pressed before the accelerator.
Smart Stop Technology operates only in the event of certain simultaneous brake and gas pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce engine power to help the brakes bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.
Lane Departure Alert
On certain types of well-maintained roads, the available Lane Departure Alert  system can help judge the position of the vehicle by using a camera and sensor to detect lane markings. When the system is on and the GX is traveling at approximately 30 mph or more, an audible alert and indicator are activated the moment the vehicle appears to be deviating from its current lane. The alert will not sound when the turn signal is on or if the vehicle is braking.
Lane Departure Alert is designed to read teh lane markers of certain roads. If the vehicle approaches the outer limits of its lane, the system warns the driver that corrective action may be required. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many facotrs. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.
Sensors are designed to detect the amount of water on the windshield and activate the wipers accordingly.
Specifications, features, equipment, technical data,
performance figures, options, and color and trim are based upon
information available at time of posting, are subject to change without
notice, are for the State of Hawaii vehicles and may differ in the
mainland U.S.A. vehicles and in other regions. For more
information, call 808-54-LEXUS (808-545-3987).