2008 Lexus GX 470 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Rear headphone jacks · In-Dash CD: 6 disc, DVD · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Total Number of Speakers: 9 · 124 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.3 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.3 · Rear brake width: 0.7 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 115V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.73 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Running boards
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power folding, auto-dimming, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, one-touch open/close, power · Roof rack color: chrome
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Crumple zones: front, rear · First aid kit
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: driver · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension: rear · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height, ride control · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: aluminum
Truck Features Running boards: step
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear quarter windows: swing out · Tinted: front driver and passenger windows
Price $46,815 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.7L 263 hp V8
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD




Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway


Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard


Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer


4.7L 263 hp V8
Power 263 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque 323 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM


Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23 gal
Front Legroom41.8 in
Back Legroom36.8 in
Wheelbase109.8 in
Length188.2 in
Width74 in
Height74.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.2 cu ft
Standard Payload1,329 lbs
Maximum Payload1,329 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
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 finishe... Read More
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.