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Average User Score
4.5 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
2004 Lexus LX 470 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 4 reviews
Luxury enhancements continued in 2004 for the Lexus SUV flagship, the LX 470. A rear backup camera system and new Bluetooth wireless technology were the notable additions. In 2004, more LX 470s were also equipped with the recently added night vision system, which utilized a reflecting infrared beam to illuminate distant images. This technology provided a visibility range four times greater than the low beam headlights.
The LX 470 was laden with other technologies to optimize ride quality. The Variable Gear Ratio Steering system had a dual role. It enabled additional nimbleness at low speeds, which could provide more responsive steering on trails. The system also is able vary the steering ratio for more stable highway cruising. The variable suspension provided a multitude of options for ride feel, whether bumping down trails or speeding down an interstate. The same power plant returned in 2004: a 4.7 liter V-8, making 235 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
A common nag for drivers was the LX 470's lack of power. Many felt that the 235 horses were not enough to propel the large SUV in the ways one might expect from a Lexus. Merging and passing on tight freeways seemed to produce frequent frustration. However, very few drivers gave any criticism to the LX with respect to ride quality or interior comfort. Forgiving suspension and comfortable seating were frequently listed as the vehicle's best features.
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Lexus LX 470 Questions
Speedometer works fine if I accelerate up to highway speed and maintain that speed (as checked against my phone speed ap). However, if I do much stop and go driving the speedometer begins to "ratch...
Faulty Sensor Question
II recently had a faulty sensor bank 1 sensor 1 oxygen sensor replaced (6 mo ago) dealer just said I have to replace another oxygen sensor, said there are several? my check engine light came on again...
What Does It Mean When The Vsc Trac And Vsc Off Light Is On? What Do I Nee...
Abs Light On
2004 gx470. I just replaced the front wheel bearing with a Duralast bearing that has ABS components. This was verified by the technician that pressed the hub into the bearing. ABS light came on wit...
My lexus is always garaged overnight. When I entered the garage to use the car, it was locked (no big deal), all four windows were down (at exactly the same height), and the sunroof was open slightly...