Very informative, EyeKutr, thank you!
I have not looked at the new GX in person yet, but have an appointment on Saturday to take my dealership's demo, which just arrived, for a test drive and to take a look. Based on pictures, I do have to concur with you on your observations regarding the cargo area and that "step". I must say (and I've written this in another thread) that I love everything they have done in terms of drivetrain and technology features, but am not feeling this interior, particularly given the steep price tag ($65,170 for Premium with ML/NAV, RSES and cameras). Even the front seats seem to have this cheap, thin-profile flimsy look from the side, at least based on the pictures on lexus.com, though maybe they feel great in person.
Total cargo space is almost 20% less than in the RX, courtesy of the fold-flat 3rd row seat and the solid axle in the rear. I do not transport sofas or refrigerators on a regular basis, but I have a problem paying this much and getting 65ish cubic feet vs. the almost 80 on the RX (and 83ish on the LX, I believe). I am afraid that my son's "exersaucer", which fits just right height-wise in my '04, won't fit here without disassembly. Not that this is a huge inconvenience, but still an interesting observation.
Eager to see it, though I don't believe it will be on my list... same as you: not at that price. Now, I did take an LX for a test drive, and well, that's for another thread
. That thing has space (and lots of torque and hp)!