2005 Lexus GX 470 Consumer Review: Option detail lags competition

2005 Lexus GX 470 - Consumer Review

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Option detail lags competition.
By Jerry on


2005 Lexus GX 470 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Purchased 2005 GX470 after test driving MDX, Navigator, Aviator, Denali, BMW SUV. GX does have an excellent ride BUT Lexus needs to pay more attention to option detail. Lexus NAV system ranks far behind Acura and Mercedes (I own both). Mark Levinson sound system is average, at best. Also ranks behind Acura and Mercedes. Bluetooth phone capability is a joke. Just found out that you can't get a Verizon phone to work with the system. Voice activated NAV and audio is useless. This is a $50,000+ luxury vehicle that should NOT have these issues. Lexus needs to take a look at what Acura (my daughter's TSX) and Mercedes (my wife's E320) have accomplished and learn from them. Thinking of trading in.

Best Features

Not many. Ride quality. After that it leaves a lot to be desired.

Worst Features

Make NAV system and voice activated controls function as well as Acura and Mercedes. Improve overall sound quality of what is supposed to be a premium sound system (Mark Levinson). Luxury vehicles should have the ability to integrate any cell phone. Mercedes works great without Bluetooth capability.
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