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2009 Lexus GX 470
470 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,537
41 listings nationwide

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1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$49,195
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2009 Lexus GX 470
470 4WD

The 2009 GX 470 sits between the RX and the LX as the midsize sport utility vehicle in the Lexus fleet. It's built on a truck frame, creating more interior room, and allowing more towi...

1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD

This was the second year of production for the first Lexus sport utility, the LX 450. The LX remained unchanged for 1997, but would undergo another revision for 1998. New competition...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2009 Lexus GX 470
470 4WD
65
Eric writes:
the Lexus GX 470 comes with everything you want plus air-ride suspension making you feel like your on a cloud ...
Handling Ranked 2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD worse.
"My sister n law drives a limited highlander and i have driven both vehicles and can tell the difference. "
Would Buy Ranked 2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD worse.
"you can have full confidence with the Lexus because you dont feel like your missing anything."
20
GuruV8VWH writes:
I drove it , before I got Land Cruiser with 5.7L engine. I liked more powerful LC over 4.7 Lexus.
Value Ranked 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser AWD better.
"It’s more affordable and basically the same car. But bigger more powerful engine. "
85
Jeanni2 2009 Lexus GX 470 470 4WDReview:

You Feel Like You Are Floating When You Drive It. — I traded my BMW x5 in for this vehicle. I did not know what I was missing. The ride is so elegant ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD
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SChapman25 1997 Lexus LX 450 450 4WDReview:

Awesome Dependable And Safe Ride. Really Fun To Drive! — This has been a great vehicle for my family. My children are at an age to have their own vehicles a...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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suemcgoo 1997 Lexus LX 450 450 4WDReview:

Recommend — Recommend this car for a family or vacation. Great for trips to the beach as it is very roomy. Must ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

135
James 1997 Lexus LX 450 450 4WDReview:

Big Hulking Monster Luxury Vehicle. — Hey it was alright. It had average performance for such a big hulking thing. And for sure the gas mi...

Specs

2009 Lexus GX 470
470 4WD
1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
4WD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
12 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
18 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23 gal 25 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
263 hp @ 5,400 RPM
212 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque
323 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM
275 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
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Displacement
4,700 cc
4,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.31 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.8 in 41.7 in
Back Legroom 36.8 in 32.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft --
Standard Payload 1,329 lbs 1,433 lbs
Maximum Payload 1,329 lbs 1,433 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 6,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 188.2 in 189.8 in
Width 74 in 76 in
Height 74.6 in 73.6 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in 112.2 in
Bed Length -- 46.7 in

Available Options

2009 Lexus GX 470
470 4WD
1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD

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