Lexus GX 460 Phone, Tablet and GPS Mounts

Lexus GX 460 InteriorThe Lexus GX 460 is a very large SUV with a great looking exterior and a boxy exterior shape.  Like most large SUVs, this is an easy one to find good mount options.

We have looked at a few other Lexus SUVs including the smaller Lexus RX 350 and NX 300.

Lexus GX 460 Mount Discussion

It’s a big SUV and most of the usual locations are fully accessible.  Windshield is nice and wide but it is a bit of a reach.  The vents are horizontal and in a perfect location for a phone.  The dash is huge and is a good choice.  The GX includes a CD player but using this location as a mount will be blocked by the gear shift.  The cup holders are nicely located.  The seat bolts are not easily accessed so avoid these types of mounts.

While there may not be many that opt to use a Garmin GPS in this vehicle, we will include that as part of our analysis.  The Lexus GPS capability is in line with Waze and Google Maps.  Additionally, you can use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to mirror your phone.  But there always a few that love Garmin GPS.

Now, let’s take a look at a few specific mounts that should work well in the Lexus GX 460.  The attached photo is from the interior of a 2021 model.

Windshield and Vent Mount Recommendations for a Lexus GX 460

The air vents are probably my favorite choice for a phone in this vehicle.  They’re at the perfect position for placing your device right at your line of site.

The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount is one that we have been recommending for a few years and they are excellent mounts.  The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can be used to hold most phone models with or without a case or skin.  It has a ball and socket so the cradle swivels into any orientation.  This mount will work on flat vent slats that are 3/8 to 1 inch deep.  The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is fairly large.

The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can also be used for a Garmin GPS.  All Garmin vehicle GPS devices made over the past ten years include a custom cradle that has a 17mm socket on the back.  Remove the cradle from the Jelly-Grip mount and you have a 17mm ball.  Just snap the Garmin cradle onto the Jelly-Grip mount minus the cradle and your GPS can be mounted to the air vent.

We did a full review of the Square Jellyfish mount awhile back and it’s worth reading for more information.

It’s a long reach to the windshield.  Consider the iOttie Easy One Touch 5 Car Mount Phone Holder which provides an extendable rigid base combined with an expandable cradle.  This is a good mount for this vehicle because unlike many similar mounts, the iOttie Easy One Touch 5 has an extension arm that expands from 5 to 8 inches.

The included cradle expands to approximately 4 inches and there’s a magnetic cord holder on the back.  There are two support legs for added stability which sufficiently separate for a power cord connection.

This mount also comes with a dashboard pad which uses a unique rechargeable sticky base.  Use this pad to adhere the mount to a dashboard.  However, there aren’t many good dash locations due to the large display.  Perhaps with the 8-inch display, this might be a better location.

Other Mount Recommendations for a Lexus GX 460

The best location for mounting a tablet in this vehicle will be the cup holder.  The positioning of the cup holders means this can only be used for apps that do not need to be referenced while driving.  It serves to keep your tablet off the passenger seat.

Consider the iKross Cup Holder Mount for Tablets and Phones.  This mount includes two different cradles.  One for a phone and another for a tablet.  The mount is adjustable and solidly made to easily handle the weight of your tablet.  You will see a lot of mounts on the market for tablets or cell phones.  This is the only car mount kit known of that offers two different cradles, one for the phone, the other for the tablet.  You will not find a universal cradle that fits phones and large tablets.  The tablet cradle will hold devices from 7 to 10.2 inches.

Lexus GX 460 Mounting Summary

The Lexus GX 460 has several good mounting options.  The windshield, dash, vent and cup holders are good locations with the cup holder working best for a tablet.  The lack of an accessible seat bolt rules out that location and the CD player location will interfere with the fear shift.

 

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