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

"Comfortable, smooth, quiet, and always reliable."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus GX)

"reliable great auto , lots of room great style they should have had a 6 cly for this veh."

Monica G., ON (2006 Lexus GX)

"maybe best SUV even though 2006"

CONSTANCE B., MN (2006 Lexus GX)

"Slow to accelerate"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Lexus GX)

"The paint still looks new, My only repairs have been tires and brakes. One recall replaced the padded dash. Gets 22 mpg on trips. will pull anything and everything."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Lexus GX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"quiet at all speeds, terrific ride quality"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Lexus GX)

"My car is 11 years old and is still as comfortable and quiet as it was when I got it."

Carol H., NY (2006 Lexus GX)

"Lexus makes the best vehicles...mine is very old now, but still stylish and comfortable."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Lexus GX)

"Still drives really well for a 10-year-old vehicle. Very smooth and relatively quiet."

JOHN P., TN (2006 Lexus GX)

"The driver's and passenger seats are not comfortable. Limited lumbar and side support and the passenger seat has not adjustments other than forward, backward, and tilt."

STEVEN S., AZ (2006 Lexus GX)

"Rides very well. seats are comfortable. Heat and cool work well, hot and cold."

TIFFANI E., UT (2006 Lexus GX)

"overall nice and reliable"

CONSTANCE B., MN (2006 Lexus GX)

"Good quality leather."

PAT Z., VA (2006 Lexus GX)


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

What Owners Say

"poor gas mileage"

Monica G., ON (2006 Lexus GX)

"The quality and dependability far surpasses my expectations. I have conscientiously maintained it with no repair issues. It does not have rattles or other annoying operational issues. The only issue I have is it is top heavy"

H H., ID (2006 Lexus GX)

"Vehicle had 134,000 miles, we paid $18,000 for it. Overpriced in our opinion."

TIFFANI E., UT (2006 Lexus GX)

"I try to buy 3 or 4 year old cars at 1/2 of new price and drive them 5 or more years, then sell them for 1/2 what I gave. I just traded the 1997 LS300 with 106,000 miles on it for the 2012 with 46,000 on it and still under factory warranty. (15 years newer for $29,00 trade price) so I averaged $2,000/year for use of a car."

Anonymous, SC (2006 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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