Base 4dr All-wheel Drive
2004 Lexus GX 470

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Engine Engine 4.7LV-8
MPG MPG 15 City / 18 Hwy
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2004 GX 470 Overview

The Lexus GX 470 bucks the trend.Most luxury SUVs nowadays are based on cars.They are essentially high-riding, all-wheel-drive alternatives to luxury station wagons and are usually built on front-wheel-drive unit-body sedan platforms.The GX 470, on the other hand, is based on traditional truck engineering concepts.It uses body-on-frame construction, a rear-wheel-drive chassis layout, a rugged four-wheel-drive system, and a live rear axle.

Granted, the GX 470 rides smoothly and coddles its occupants in Lexus luxury.Yet it also offers incredibly good off-road capability that rivals the best from Jeep and Land Rover.That's not surprising because the Lexus GX 470 shares most of its engineering with the Toyota 4Runner, a newly redesigned SUV that offers truly impressive off-road prowess.If you want an authentic luxury SUV, this is an excellent choice.

The GX 470 benefits from a powerful 4.7-liter V8 and a five-speed automatic that are responsive, smooth and quiet.It's equipped with the latest in off-road technology, including a suspension and drivetrain that gives it the ability to go virtually anywhere.But it's also prepared very well for on-road driving, where most of us spend most of our time.Its brakes are excellent and it's equipped with Vehicle Skid Control, a sophisticated system designed to help the driver maintain control in slippery corners.Inside, the GX 470 is roomy and quiet, swathed in leather and birdseye maple.It is a Lexus, so everything is where it's supposed to be; the switchgear and other controls are a study in ergonomic excellence.

Lexus launched the GX 470 as a new nameplate for 2003.Advanced safety features have been added for 2004, including roll-sensing curtain airbags designed to deploy in a severe tilt angle, roll, or lateral G force (side impact).Also for 2004 new is an optional electro-hydraulic suspension system designed to improve control and comfort on road and off road.
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2004 GX 470 Overview

The Lexus GX 470 bucks the trend.Most luxury SUVs nowadays are based on cars.They are essentially high-riding, all-wheel-drive alternatives to luxury station wagons and are usually built on front-wheel-drive unit-body sedan platforms.The GX 470, on the other hand, is based on traditional truck engineering concepts.It uses body-on-frame construction, a rear-wheel-drive chassis layout, a rugged four-wheel-drive system, and a live rear axle.

Granted, the GX 470 rides smoothly and coddles its occupants in Lexus luxury.Yet it also offers incredibly good off-road capability that rivals the best from Jeep and Land Rover.That's not surprising because the Lexus GX 470 shares most of its engineering with the Toyota 4Runner, a newly redesigned SUV that offers truly impressive off-road prowess.If you want an authentic luxury SUV, this is an excellent choice.

The GX 470 benefits from a powerful 4.7-liter V8 and a five-speed automatic that are responsive, smooth and quiet.It's equipped with the latest in off-road technology, including a suspension and drivetrain that gives it the ability to go virtually anywhere.But it's also prepared very well for on-road driving, where most of us spend most of our time.Its brakes are excellent and it's equipped with Vehicle Skid Control, a sophisticated system designed to help the driver maintain control in slippery corners.Inside, the GX 470 is roomy and quiet, swathed in leather and birdseye maple.It is a Lexus, so everything is where it's supposed to be; the switchgear and other controls are a study in ergonomic excellence.

Lexus launched the GX 470 as a new nameplate for 2003.Advanced safety features have been added for 2004, including roll-sensing curtain airbags designed to deploy in a severe tilt angle, roll, or lateral G force (side impact).Also for 2004 new is an optional electro-hydraulic suspension system designed to improve control and comfort on road and off road.Hide Full Review