After 4 RXs, I needed a change. Voila the GX. It is roomy, comfortable, sufficiently powerful, and beautifully finished. Only cars with the 3rd row seat were available, but I would rather skip that expense and get a cargo cover instead. The seats are stored, taking up room in my garage. After owning 10 Lexuses, I am surprised at some of the features missing from this car, e.g. HID swiveling headlamps and in-dash CD player. The RX is a much better equipped model for much less money.
Ride height, navigation, Mark Levinson stereo, side-opening rear door, and the exterior design.
Better gas mileage, HID headlights that swivel, coin holder in the console, more comfortable center armrests, 2nd row seats that fold flat rather than stack against the 1st row, in-dash CD player instead of in the glovebox, and cooled front seats.
This handles and drives so much nicer than my Toyota Sequoia. The gas mileage averages about 18 combined city/hwy. This is a great luxury SUV that drives very smoothly down the road. It also performs very well in the snow and mud offroad.
Interior layout and quality is superb. The standard sound system is great and includes an input for iPod.
It would be great if the rear swing tailgate were converted to a conventional pop up door like other SUVs. Being able to opt out of 3rd row seating and gaining a cargo cover option would be nice.
Just drove my new GX 470 off the lot yesterday. So far, I am loving it! It has plenty of room. Very commanding on the road with the height of the vehicle. Quality fittings. Buy the ones with Nav. Very high quality. This is something I am going to keep for a while, a new one is worth the money.
The iPod jack. Smooth ride. Adjustable suspension system.
I also have an Acura RL, the navigation system is much easier.