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2007 Lexus LX

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2007 Lexus LX Review

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Lexus' oldest vehicle, the LX 470, rides on the same aging platform as the Toyota Land Cruiser. Despite the Lexus name, the LX 470 cannot be considered the pick of the premium luxury SUV litter. Its chassis is nowhere near as refined as those from Land Rover, Cadillac or Mercedes-Benz, nor is its V8 engine as powerful—unable to break the 300 horsepower barrier. On the flip side, the Lexus does come with a long list of standard amenities, has room for eight (although it's helpful if three of them are somewhat small) and has an exemplary record of reliability and strong resale.

You'll Like This Car If...

Besides its obvious luxury trappings, the LX 470 is attractive to those who need seating for eight people but don't want to drive something as massive as a Cadillac Escalade EXT or Infiniti QX56.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The LX 470's age shows mostly in the body, doors and instrument panel design. Third-row passengers may find the legroom cramped and the cargo space skimpy. If you tow more than 6,500 pounds, this is not the SUV for you.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the LX

Driving Impressions The LX 470's standard four-wheel-drive system is always engaged and employs a center differential to split power 50/50 front-to-rear. For steep grades or more treacherous terrain, you can switch the...

system to four-wheel low, locking the center differential and increasing the vehicle's overall traction.
The gearbox also includes a downhill assist that keeps the vehicle from accelerating during steep descents. Even when you are motoring at highway speeds—a task made effortless by the marvelously smooth 4.7-liter V8—a litany of advanced traction, stability and brake controls ensure that the LX 470 will do everything possible to get you and yours home safe and secure and in complete control.

Night View Infrared Imaging
Night View infrared imaging system helps you see objects in the road that are beyond the view of the headlamps.

Standard Tow Hitch
The LX 470's standard tow hitch is built into the rear bumper.

2007 Lexus LX Details
2007 Lexus LX photo Interior

The LX 470's strongest interior feature is headroom. Front- and center-row passengers will find comfortable accommodations; however, third-row passengers have to squeeze into place and won't find much room for stretching out.

Exterior
2007 Lexus LX photo

The LX 470's Land Cruiser roots are clearly evident even with all the Lexus additions. The LX's tall greenhouse provides an unparalleled near-360-degree view, thanks in part to the narrow pillars.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The LX 470 features a 4.7-liter V8 engine, full-time four-wheel drive, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), dual-zone air conditioning, fog lights, garage door opener, automatic headlamp control, dual-heated power mirrors with power fold-in and auto-dimming feature, front side-impact and side head-curtain airbags, navigation, power moonroof, illuminated running boards, Mark Levinson Premium Audio System with Automatic Sound Levelizer and six-disc CD changer, heated leather seats, cruise control, stability control, leather and wood power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, height-adjustable suspension, towing receiver hitch, traction control and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include a rear DVD entertainment system, Night View night vision and Lexus Link telematics.

Under the Hood

While the LX 470's V8 is a smooth, quiet performer, its power and torque deliver adequate but not stellar acceleration and towing statistics. Fuel economy figures are no better than those of competitors touting far more powerful engines.

4.7-liter V8
268 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
328 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/17

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2007 Lexus LX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.7
Out of 10

Based on 118 Ratings for the 1998 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.6/10
    Quality
    9.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.8/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    9.8/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

My Third Perfect LX 470

By on Thursday, July 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

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: "PERFECT, RELIABLE, DOE IT ALL - TOUGH & CLASSY"

Cons: "NONE"

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

"I owned a Land Crusier prior to purchasing my first LX470. I currently own my third LX 470 so since 1999 I have driving the same platform built by Toyota/Lexus. I have been looking for my fourth LX 470 replacement in the used market but just can't find a low mileage 2007/08 model year. This vehicle is so versatile it has been comfortable performing in every role I have asked of it over 16 years. I just can't love this truck enough- it is an awesome luxury vehicle, daily driver, 1000 mile + road trips with the family loaded down, towing 5-6000 lbs trailers, regularly hauling materials out the tailgate, 4 wheeling in the mountains or beach, comfortable for 6-8 adults and children, great foul weather vehicle. There is no roll this vehicle has not stepped up to perform for me over the years. If you complete your regular maintenance even as she gets older this car will never let you down while on the road. It is so reliable I am passing my second one with over 200k miles and never have had a warranty issue other than normal scheduled maintenance up until recently at 190k I had to have an air sensor an my speedo fixed. Most people think the car is only a few years old because the paint on these cars is flawless if maintained and the interior wears fantastically again if you maintain your vehicle properly. I wish I could get another one exactly like the one I own. I am not certain I like the styling and specs of the new 570 platform so I am in a wait and see on the decision to replace my current LX."

Unbelievably solid good running dependable car.

By on Monday, May 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "TO DRIVE IT IS TO LOVE IT. I'm going to move."

Cons: "Will need 4 tires in about 8-10,000 miles"

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

"THIS CAR HAS GOOD OUTSIDE PAINT, it is good for another 80,000 miles easy. Has two take out seats in cargo making it a 7 seater. Tape deck and CD player work well. Excellent air Conditioning. HAS NEVER BEEN USED IN WINTER MONTHS. LAST NINE YEARS IT WAS ONLY USED Five MONTHS every SUMMER IN SARATOGA SPRINGS."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned.

By on Monday, March 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 184,000

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Love this car. Love it! I have owned it for 15 years. I have never kept a car for this long ever. It has been so reliable and safe. I was able to drive this car down a mountain when everyone else was stuck and snowed in. Super safe in bad weather. So solid that it lifted the AAA tow truck off the ground and they had to get a flat bed to tow me. Tons of room. I have two golden retrievers, skis, golf clubs you name it. I can make it all fit."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever own. It's the smoothest driver.

By on Thursday, January 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,500

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: "I never get bored driving it."

Cons: "Not much room for 3rd row seats and trunk. Low mpg"

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

"This is a very powerful suv. You will not regret owning and driving it. It is simply the best and most reliable suv."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

15 year old LX still going strong

By on Monday, October 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quality inside and out. Smooth, and quite"

Cons: "Stopped making 470."

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

"My families 99 LX 470 still looks brand new inside and out after 15 years and 220,000 miles. Regularly maintained and drives like it did the day we drove it off the lot. Passing vehicle down to our 2nd oldest in high school and expect to pass it down to the next two kids as well. Great snow vehicle and plan on getting back the LX and keeping after all of the kids head off to college."

10 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Ever Reliable

By on Monday, October 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 189,000

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: "Excellent ride, reliably formidable behemoth."

Cons: "Not recommended for MPG worrier."

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

"I was the second owner when I bought this SUV. I own a 1995 Land Cruiser that's why I bought Toyota's luxury equivalent. Never had any real problem with this vehicle, takes me to work and brings me home even when the 'check engine' light comes on (usually switch problems, nothing really major, so far). I know about it's mileage so I don't really mind (if you're buying this type of vehicle, you should know off hand) unless you'll get the hybrid type. I have loaded in about 150K miles and still rides smooth and quiet. California to Mt. Rushmore, Rockies in Colorado, high altitude in Utah and back to sunny California, no sweat. Same with my Landcruiser, and I still have both trucks! I'm checking who'll give in first, my trucks or my joy in driving them. And I'm getting ready to buy another LX thereby handing down the Landcruiser to my teenage son. Watch out Landcruiser, you'll be in for a rough ride."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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