Unchanged for 2009, the Lexus GX 470 is a four-wheel-drive midsize luxury SUV powered by a 4.7L V8 engine generating 263 hp and 323 lb-ft of torque and coupled to a five-speed automatic with overdrive. Carrying five passengers comfortably, the GX 470 can also tow 6,500 pounds when properly equipped. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings deliver in the range from 14 mpg city/18 mpg hwy to 15 mpg in combined driving. Lexus GX 470 safety equipment includes traction and stability control, downhill assist control, hill-start assist control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and roll-sensing side curtain airbags for the first and second rows. The Lexus Link communications system and a rearview camera, which is included with the navigation system, are optional. While the body-on-frame structure gives the GX 470 more of a truck-like feel than comparable crossovers, the interior is refined and luxuriously-appointed, while the standard adaptive variable suspension enhances the ride and handling.