The Lexus GX 470 combines a comfortable, luxurious interior and capable off-road performance. We liked the quiet interior, excellent fit and finish and the smooth, quiet powertrain. But agility and handling are not its forte and the ride is unsettled. The third-row seat is small and when folded, consumes cargo space and reduces visibility.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Our Lexus is a good highway car with good acceleration and handling."

Larry R., TX (2004 Lexus GX)


King L., WA (2004 Lexus GX)

"Air suspension went bad"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Lexus GX)

"very powerful, accelerates well."

Paul N., CA (2004 Lexus GX)

"Has good acceleration when you need it. It tracks well on the road"

Robert M., AZ (2004 Lexus GX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable seats and ride and very luxurious interior. Very good off road!"

Anonymous, NM (2004 Lexus GX)


King L., WA (2004 Lexus GX)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"13 plus year old car. It still drives like when it was new."

Charles M., WA (2004 Lexus GX)

"A lot of money but a great SUV."

Anonymous, SC (2004 Lexus GX)

"Best features are the driving height and comfort on the road. We also like the ability to pack the spacious back of this SUV with numerous items. Although we garage the car, our dashboard developed severe cracks. Initially, Lexus would not repair or replace it. However, as part of a recall, the dash was replaced after a many, many month wait. After 13 years of ownership, the suspension system failed, which was a costly repair for us. On the good side, the car looks almost new and the engine has..."

Larry R., TX (2004 Lexus GX)

"Best & most versatile vehicle I've ever owned. From luxury vacationing to work, towing & even hunting... the V-8 full time all wheel drive make it a pleasure to drive on interstate or recreational. while it's getting a bit dated now, I has exceeded my every expectation and is the reason I've owned 4 other Lexus suv & sedans for my family. Simply an awesome vehicle for a business person with lots of outside interest. Job well done Lexus. Hal Girard"

Hal G., SC (2004 Lexus GX)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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