After five years of owning a 2001 LX 470 I was told it was time for a new car. The problem was after test driving other SUV model cars there was no comparison. The pick up was the biggest difference. There is not another SUV of this size with the pick up and reliablity of pick up as the LX470. There is not a smoother SUV on the road. I bought the identical car and I would do it again. The only complaints are the same as they were in 2001. The third row seats are too difficult to operate and move in and out. The tail gate should also swivel out as in the smaller 470 model. I have to get into the car to remove groceries. I'd also like another 6" split between the the back two seats.
The pick-up, the ease of handling, the smooth drive and the navigation system
The rear seats need to fold into the car at the touch of a button. The tailgate needs to swing up or out, and another 6" split between the back two rows of seating.