2008 Lexus GX 470 Overview

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Love It! by AGriff
 — I bought this car brand new and has enjoyed every moment of it. - This is a great family car, rides smooth, has several options, towing package, height control, rear camera, DVD and Navigation system,... Read More
My Current Car by Connie
 — This car has power...vrroooommm vrooommm....NOW..if only thee was some way they could retain the power and make it hydrogen powered instead...Then it would be environmentally consscioius and totally ... Read More
Gx 470 by Deva
 — Great for Off roading and snow driving. Best Luxury in 4x4 SUV segment. Not great on gas mileage so think twice if you plan to use this as a commute vehicle. Absolute comfort on long distance rides.... Read More

2008 Lexus GX 470 Overview

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2008 Lexus GX 470

The new Lexus GX 470 proves that this "old-fashioned" SUV-body-on-truck-frame model still has plenty of life left in it. For 2008, there are only cosmetic changes - new metallic finishes and some interior trim additions.

The GX 470, based on the Toyota 4Runner, provides comfortable seating for five. An optional third-row seat expands seating to eight, yet, as with most third rows, the space is for children. However, being a Lexus, that's no ordinary space: An optional DVD entertainment system, ranked one of the best, features a nine-inch-wide, high-resolution screen that lowers from the headliner and the third row has its own air-conditioning.

With three rows of seats in place, the GX 470 has a 13-cubic-foot cargo bay. Fold down or remove the two rear rows, and you'll find more than 77 cubic feet available. For comparison's sake, here are cargo capacities for a couple of competitors: Mercedes-Benz M-Class, 72.4 cubic feet; BMW X5, 62 cubic feet.

Up front, the driver and passenger are treated to large, comfortable, roomy seats, rich leather and bird's-eye maple trim. Gauges, instruments, and switches are typical Lexus - large, easy to read, and well labeled.

All of this comfort and roominess is motivated by a typically smooth Lexus 4.7-liter V8, which spins out 263 whisper-quiet horsepower. This power flows seamlessly through a five-speed automatic transmission that pushes and pulls (with standard full-time four-wheel drive) the GX 470 from 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds; the GX 470's towing limit is 6,500 pounds. With its variable valve timing, the V8 earns EPA estimates of 15/19 mpg city/highway. It will run on unleaded regular, though Lexus recommends 91 octane.

Both comfortable highway cruising and true off-roading are real options due to the state-of-the-art suspension systems built into the GX 470. Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering adapts to the task. The standard adaptive variable suspension monitors shock-absorber damping at each wheel, and there are four driver-selectable suspension settings. The GX 470 has an optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System that can disengage its stabilizer bars for more suspension flexibility over any kind of off-road terrain. Also included are antilock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Downhill Assist Control, and Hill-Start Assist Control.

Basically, the GX 470 has you covered going, coming, sideways, up or down hills and on or off road - all of this with Lexus luxury. The GX 470 represents the SUV as an automotive artform.

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Anyone Else Feel Their Car Lurch Periodically At Stop?

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