2008 Lexus GX 470 4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic Consumer Review - It really is this good

2008 Lexus GX 470 - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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2008 Lexus GX 470 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


After driving a Durango for many years, we wanted something a little nicer but still powerful enough to keep up our active outdoor lifestyle. We were looking at the Sequioa, but decided that for a little more the GX had all that we wanted and more. This is a great deal. The vehicle performed on a recent road trip under conditions ranging from 110 degrees to below 32 without any issues. It handled on ice, snow, mud, dirt, rock and pavement better than expected. Performance is unbelieveable when you accelerate. It tows like a truck and the engine doesn't even balk. Sometimes it is easy to forget that you aren't driving a luxury sedan. The only close competition is the Mercedes GL class.

Favorite Features

The nav is top-of-the-line. Integrated Bluetooth works flawlessly with the RAZR. The leather is the highest quality we have encountered. Reclining rear seats are a plus. Seats 8, bring some friends along! Adjustable suspension (the sport mode is great on the highway - 4x4 does wonders off road).

Suggested Improvements

An integrated iPod port would be ideal. 6 more inches of space behind the third-row seats would be nice. Change the look of the front/grill so it looks as beefy as it performs. Rear sun-roof for the traditional adventurer feel? Debug a few things on the voice-recognition, otherwise it's outstanding.
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