More trouble for Toyota: Consumer Reports says Lexus SUV too unsafe to buy

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    'Consumer Reports' says Lexus GX 460 is too unsafe to buy - Drive On: A conversation about the cars and trucks we drive -

    Consumer Reports is warning consumers not to buy the Lexus GX 460 SUV because it is a safety risk, the magazine editors say.

    Despite coming equipped with electronic stability control, Consumer Reports says the SUV had trouble going through the paces of the magazine's emergency-handling tests.

    "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

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