is warning consumers not to buy the Lexus GX 460 SUV because it is a safety risk, the magazine editors say.
"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,"
The test, called a lift-off oversteer, involves the driver taking his or her foot off the accelerator while steering through a turn. In real-world driving, drivers often do the same thing when entering exit ramps, or when driving through a large turn and encountering an obstacle, or after discovering a turn is too tight for the speed of the vehicle.