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Lexus LX 470 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/15 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Lexus LX 470

  • Yes, it costs more than $60,000. But for the money, you'd be hard pressed to find a more versatile, luxurious and capable vehicle.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Quiet and refined demeanor, capable backwoods performer, slick adjustable suspension, splendid interior materials, Lexus build quality.

  • Cons

    High price, lack of horsepower, floppy handling, Toyota-grade secondary switchgear.

  • What's New for 2001

    The LX 470 finally adds the all-important optional DVD-based navigation system (and if you turn down the nav, you get a compass on the rearview mirror). The optional Nakamichi audio system is gone in favor of an optional nine-speaker Mark Levinson system. The standard audio system is enhanced with an Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL). Last year's optional wood and leather trim on the steering wheel and shift knob is now a standard feature. New security features include a key card immobilizer and a free-wheel key cylinder that prevents people from opening the door with anything other than the LX 470 key. Second-row passengers will benefit from child seat anchors and improved cupholders in the rear of the center console. The standard alloy wheels have a new surface treatment, and chrome wheels are optional. The fuel cap now has a tether to appease the absent-minded. Two new exterior colors will be offered -- Mystic Sea Opalescent and Blue Vapor Metallic.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good luxury suv

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus LX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

Smooth ride, luxury features. After 110K miles it has needed some repairs (ignition broke, suspension wiring went berserk).




Lexus landcrusier beats cadillac tahoe

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus LX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

Only the Range Rover comes close. The rest (Escalde, Navigator, Denali, X5, ML 430) pale in comparison in the things that really matter - RELIABILITY, resale and OVERALL statisfaction. A true luxury utility vehicle. Nice try Ford and Chevy, thank you for playing.




Awesome vehicle!

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus LX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

The Lexus LX470 is the finest SUV I've ever driven. I live in the Colorado mountains and "use" this vehicle like a sports utility was meant to be used. This vehicle is a fine example of a high end Lexus... Very quiet and smooth. It feels like you're floating on air!




Best riding suv period

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus LX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

I looked at 2004 Navigators and Escalades. I already own a 2003 Explorer. None of them compare to the refined ride of this vehicle. The off the line torque seems to be every bit as good as the Navigator and not that far from the Escalade. Most of the torque seems to be readily available at the lower end of the tach. The ride is incomparable. The handling is exceptional for a vehicle of this size/weight. The interior is as luxury as it gets with soft leather and burlwood accents. The navigation system is in a class of its own. Extremely intuitive to operate and accurate, with a huge screen. The third row seats are useful for small people only.




This is an amazing car

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus LX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

I bought this car being my first Lexus ever. I was amazed, this greatly compares to my new 2002 Mercedes SL600... I love the vehicle




Great car-cannot back up safe

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus LX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

How can such an expensive car not have a warning for back up like the cheaper Fords and GM cars?



Full 2001 Lexus LX 470 Review

What's New for 2001

The LX 470 finally adds the all-important optional DVD-based navigation system (and if you turn down the nav, you get a compass on the rearview mirror). The optional Nakamichi audio system is gone in favor of an optional nine-speaker Mark Levinson system. The standard audio system is enhanced with an Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL). Last year's optional wood and leather trim on the steering wheel and shift knob is now a standard feature. New security features include a key card immobilizer and a free-wheel key cylinder that prevents people from opening the door with anything other than the LX 470 key. Second-row passengers will benefit from child seat anchors and improved cupholders in the rear of the center console. The standard alloy wheels have a new surface treatment, and chrome wheels are optional. The fuel cap now has a tether to appease the absent-minded. Two new exterior colors will be offered -- Mystic Sea Opalescent and Blue Vapor Metallic.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 15
  • highway
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