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2005 Lexus GX

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 8
Engine: V8, 4.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 5-Spd w/Overdrive
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Lexus GX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 207 Ratings for the 2003 - 2010 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

By far the BEST SUV

By on Thursday, October 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 199,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, Good mpg for SUV V8, Very Luxury, Stable"

Cons: "Too nice to take offroading, but is that a Con?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"You can't compare any SUV to this one. Maybe the LX or the Land Cruiser but they are such gas guzzlers. My Avg MPG is 19mpg with 200K miles on the Car. I get 23 24 on the freeway. Much more stable then the jeeps and with the Dif Locks it handles like a jeep off road, but in luxury. where you don't jump around the car like a bobble-head. Leather is amazing, reliability is amazing, quiet and smooth on the roads, headlights are bright and clear, Takes easy turns without the tipping over feeling. Its a Lexus, with 200K on the car it still runs like new."

9 people out of 17 found this review helpful

The GX-470 is a velvet-lined tank.

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Can't bet how well it does everything it does"

Cons: "Being scared to get it dirty"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had the GX-470 for three years now, and it was the best 'car purchase' I've made. The initial sticker shock is bold, so we bought used. This is our family grocery getter, toddler carrier, and much more. I love the ride comfort, towing ability and versatility. If I was asked to get in my GX470 and drive across the country-anywhere in the country- I would feel COMPLETLEY confident in the mechanical and engineering of this SUV."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Classy, Refined and Reliable

By on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, versatile, classy"

Cons: "Pricey, Navi cumbersome, 2nd row bench seat std"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Very dependable and versatile. Capable of seating 8 when family visits from out of town, but the 3rd row of seats are easily removed and stowed in the garage for the other 50 weeks of the year, leaving plenty of room in the Lexus for groceries and whatnot. Ours is a 2004 model. The navi unit is so outdated that it is pretty much obsolete. The map can be updated, but the functioning of it is extremely cumbersome. Also it cannot be operated while the vehicle is in motion. That is a huge turnoff. Overall, very happy with the quality and reliability. Even at 10 years old and more than 140k miles I would not hesitate to trek across the country at a moment's notice in the middle of the worst heat. All systems still work as advertised except the tire pressure sensor (the light stays on). Runs, drives, steers and handles like new. Very well engineered."

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Another great Lexus. 210k miles looks & runs great

By on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "LEXUS quality fit and finish"

Cons: "Can't really think of any. Maybe 3rd row seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Original owner of this SUV. Wish the new GX looked this good it would make buying another easy! This is our 5th Lexus"

10 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Very good condition

By on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Luxury suv"

Cons: "No cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Clean excellent exterior, interior, DVD package, motor good, no rust, rides and drives wonderful, Third row seat, climate control"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

MPG is the only downside

By on Sunday, August 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "overall Lexus unbeatable quality."

Cons: "MPG"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We've owned 3 different Lexus - SC 430 convertible, RX 300, GX 470. The only downside to any of Lexus's AWD SUVs is the gas mileage. Which there was a quality SUV built that could get in the 40 MPG. But I know that just isn't realistic, as you pay for the weight and size of driving a bigger vehicle."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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