The ability to transport a lot of people is usually associated with vehicles like vans or large SUVs, but the 2008 Lexus GX 470 offers the best of both worlds – it’s able to seat up to eight passengers in a luxuriously-equipped, maneuverable mid-sized platform. The GX 470 is a four door SUV featuring a 263 horsepower 4.7-liter gas-powered V8 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission under the hood. Safety features include front/side-body/side-head airbags park assist and traction control. Luxury features include auto climate control, navigation and a trip computer.Read more Read less
For 2008, the Lexus GX 470 sees few changes. Outside, the GX 470 gets a metallic finish on the door handles, tailgate molding, grille, and roof rack, while the taillights get a new lens treatment and the inside sees some minor trim additions.
Excellent reliability; comfortable cabin with room for five adults; good on-road manners with real off-road usability; strong V8 power.
The 2008 Lexus GX 470 faces off against vehicles like the Acura MDX and BMW X5. With standard V8 power, it proves a good buy comparably, and with proven Toyota reliability and 4x4 prowess, there's little doubt this SUV is up for anything prospective buyers might throw at it.