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2007 Lexus GX

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2007 Lexus GX Review

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Though not the largest SUV in the Lexus fleet, The GX 470's newer chassis and more modern interior make it the rival of the company's flagship SUV, the LX 470. Based on the Toyota 4Runner platform, the GX 470 provides seating for up to eight passengers and enough electronic gadgets to satisfy James Bond. The LX 470's upright green house and generous ground clearance make it ideal for off-road enthusiasts, but its high price tag and Lexus nameplate pretty much guarantee off-road adventures will be limited to ski resort parking lots, lakeside boat ramps and leaving it on the lawn at country-club wedding receptions.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for an eight-passenger luxury SUV with V8 power and loads of electronic goodies, but you don't want a gargantuan hunk of steel in your driveway, the GX 470 is really quite appealing.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If it's cargo space you crave, the GX 470's third-row seats take up most of the cargo hold and you have to lug them in and out (as opposed to being able to fold them into the floor).

What's Significant About This Car?

Lexus' optional fifth-generation navigation system now includes voice-activated commands and improved screen displays. An auxiliary audio input jack becomes standard. The optional rear-seat entertainment system features larger nine-inch screens.

Driving the GX

Driving Impressions The GX 470's V8 engine allows it to accelerate with some authority, and its potent torque rating allows it to move briskly from a standing start while towing up to...

6,500 pounds. Once underway, you'll appreciate the way the GX 470 handles itself, both on the highway and on winding back roads. You can thank the sophisticated electronic setup attached to the GX 470's independent front and air-spring rear suspension.

The suspension is assisted by a host of electronic aids, including an adaptive suspension dampening unit that adjusts the vehicle's ride according to the road condition, and a downhill assist that prevents the vehicle from speeding out of control when descending steep hills. Lexus also gives you both traction control and Vehicle Skid Control (VSC) to keep the GX 470 firmly planted on the road no matter what the driving conditions.

Voice-Activated Navigation
Optional voice-activated navigation allows hands-free operation.

Rear-Seat DVD
The GX 470's available rear-seat DVD system keeps the kids (and grown ups) happy.

2007 Lexus GX Details
2007 Lexus GX photo Interior

Here's where the GX 470 really shines. From its supple leather seating to its beautiful wood-trimmed dash, everything inside the GX says premium all the way. Though you can opt to seat eight, we think you're better off with four and a usable cargo hold. Options such as the voice-activated DVD navigation, back-up camera and rear-seat DVD entertainment system are sure to please even the fussiest passengers.

Exterior
2007 Lexus GX photo

The GX 470 is a tall SUV with very Lexus-like styling (though the rear-end look is faintly reminiscent of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport). Color-keyed wheel arches and side molding help tone down the rugged truck-like exterior, as do the big headlamps and Lexus chrome grille. The fit and finish is flawless.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The GX 470 features a 4.7-liter V8, five-speed automatic transmission, full-time four-wheel drive with a Torsen torque-sensing limited-slip center differential, traction control, adaptive variable suspension, leather seating, Golden bird's-eye maple trim, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, hill descent and ascent control, rain-sensing wipers, anti-lock brakes (ABS), dual heated power mirrors with driver's-side memory, fog lights, power glass moonroof, AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD changer, front/side-impact and front/rear head-curtain airbags, heated power seats, cruise control, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel and alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include a Mark Levinson audio system, GPS voice-activated navigation, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, rear air conditioning, Kinetic Dynamic suspension and the Lexus Link telematics system.

Under the Hood

This Lexus is available only with the 4.7-liter V8. In these times of high fuel prices, the GX is at a disadvantage compared to some of its competitors that offer the option of a less-thirsty six-cylinder engine.

4.7-liter V8
263 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
323 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/19

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2007 Lexus GX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 211 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

Excellent car, has never failed me in any way,

By on Monday, March 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Lots of power, and nice smooth ride."

Cons: "a little bouncy on rough roads, requires high octa"

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

"Great car, very dependable, and wonderful value for the money. Has it all, beauty, comfort, style, dependability, value. How can you beat that?"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Execellent driving SUV

By on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

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: "wonderful vehicle"

Cons: "not too crazy about third row seat."

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

"I love this car so much. It is so convenient for a family of 5. The height and length of the car fit me well, since I am only 5'1". It accelerate very well (when it was young.) The interior is roomy and beautiful. All the knobs and buttons are within my reach since I have short arm length. Love it so much that's why I haven't part with it yet. I may consider getting another one."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Always looks good!

By on Monday, January 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "A great and comfortable ride."

Cons: "Gas mileage. The way 3rd row seats are installed."

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

"I actually purchased this SUV used and have not been disappointed. The exterior design of the SUV looks great. I like the way the rear door is hinged on the side and opens instead of the typical hatchback design. Although I do miss a window that opens like a hatchback. The spoiler on mine would not allow that I'm sure. The interior is nice, all leather, wood grain highly polished and beautiful. The Lexus comes loaded and you truly feel like you are in luxury with something that has the power to go off road if needed. Over 135,000 miles now and driver seat along with passenger is showing some wear on the leather where you swing in and out. The 3rd row seating is good to have. But they fold up and to the side and latch to holders on the ceiling. This takes up some valuable cargo space. I wish they were recessed in the floor and you could fold them up. The only problems I have had is the Lexus DVD player quit working. $1,200 to just replace the DVD player. Air ride quit working and has been an expensive and a difficult fix. It was first thought to be the compressor, after that costly maintenance it was found not to be the problem but something with the ECU computer piece located in the dash. Another costly fix (both close to or just over a grand). We also had to replace the radiator. Any maintenance is not cheap. One thing I have noticed is the Lexus SUV's really hold their value. Overall, I have loved this ride and feel so spoiled I cannot imagine stepping down to something else. We have taken this vehicle on several trips. Highway mileage is going to be around 18 and if you are lucky 20. Around town in the mid teens."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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."

18 people out of 29 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."

7 people out of 10 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."

17 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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