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Used 2009 Lexus GX 470 SUV Consumer Reviews

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Tough choice but happy with the GX

TxLexus, 04/18/2009
2009 Lexus GX 470 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
10 of 11 people found this review helpful

We had a tough time deciding between this and the ML. In the end, Lexus reliability and interior finish were what sold us. For the money the interior of the Lexus felt more polished (totally a personal choice here) than the M. Although the GX does have a tape deck, which definitely is dated! Seats are comfortable and layout of dash made sense. Also, the crossover drive feel of the ML, RX and MDX was unappealing to us. The GX works well for male & female but the Xovers felt very girly. After 2 months of use we really are pleased with it. Ride is comfortable around town as well as freeway, fuel economy as with others in this class is OK. Fits 2 car seats easily.

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5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the BEST go anywhere SUV in the mar

BongA, 10/14/2016
updated 11/28/2018
2009 Lexus GX 470 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

It's my 1st SUV and I would like a 4x4 SUV that can go off-road and go to snow without a problem and this car never let me down..already 160,234 miles and no problem at all.Reliable,Durable,comfortable and very high resale value..it's a Lexus and version of Toyota Land Cruiser prado in other country..and last year i got a new Landcruiser200...

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
4 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
Value
5 out of 5 stars
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4.13 out of 5 stars

Does not fit 2 Car Seats in 2nd Row

MW, 12/01/2010
2009 Lexus GX 470 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
8 of 14 people found this review helpful

I saw a posting that it fits multiple car seats in the 2nd row. This is not a correct statement. One Car seat will fit fine, but due to the position of the 2nd latch behind the drive it will not probably hold the car seat still. It is not positioned on par with Federal Guidelines. NHTSA certified fireman said he could not properly install the seat due to the positioning as it of center. So don't buy if you need multiple car-seats in the 2nd row.

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3.38 out of 5 stars

Lots of pluses, lots of minuses

CA driver, 08/30/2009
2009 Lexus GX 470 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Our old car was a Ford expedition (Eddie bauer 2003) and I wanted to downsize. We shopped through lots of suvs and finally settled on the gx470. There were a couple of requirements: smaller size and tough four wheel drive vehicle, along with great reliability. The gx met these requirements. But, the interior left so much lacking. I wanted the quality of a Japanese built car and this is built in Japan, but this suv was designed for the Japanese. The seats are way too small (no one should buy this vehicle that is anywhere near 6 feet tall) and the drivers compartment is cramped—base of seat is inches shorter than the expedition, ashtrays everywhere but no personal storage.

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2 out of 5 stars

You might want to look elsewhere for a SUV

Jay, 01/19/2022
2009 Lexus GX 470 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

These cars are overly complex to the point of being poorly engineered. Yes they drive well for a heavy SUV and the ride is better than most SUVs. The engine has decent power and you pay for that at the pump. The problem(s) is the complexity. The suspension system is over the top bizarre. There is an aftermarket suspension for this car because repairing the original is insanely expensive. The engine has a reputation for going many miles BUT they can also have crazy, stupid, odd and very expensive things go wrong. They have water pipes going in and out of places water pipes were never intended to go. And when one of them leaks, look out wallet. The cars are too heavy to be good 4X4s. And they RUST underneath, badly and quickly if you live in any area where this is a problem. I have had three Lexus SUVs and I will NEVER buy another. BUT if you have a big fat wallet.............

Safety
4 out of 5 stars
Technology
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Interior
2 out of 5 stars
Comfort
4 out of 5 stars
Reliability
2 out of 5 stars
Value
1 out of 5 stars
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