By KBB.com Editors
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 powerfulunable 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 It 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 speedsa task made effortless by the marvelously smooth 4.7-liter V8a 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.