Ride is excellent, as well as the incredible sound system! The leather trim and wood are highest quality. Instrument panel is easily readible, and handling is amazing for a larger, yet still sleak SUV. Parking is easy, and I love the rear backup camera! Love my GX 470.
As for safety it would be the backup camera. For pleasure it would the incredible sound system. Also love the double air-conditioning systems or I should say my dogs do!
My only reservation in buying the GX was its tailgate. I live with it, but would prefer it to be overhead and electric, not mounted on the opposite side of the curb.