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.Read more Read less
The Lexus GX 470 continues on mostly unchanged for 2009, save for some subtle trim upgrades inside and out.
Excellent reliability; comfortable cabin with room for five adults; good on-road manners with real off-road capability; strong V8 power.
The 2009 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 real 4x4 prowess, there's little doubt this SUV is up for anything