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

"It handles well, comfortable on trips, pulls our boat ok, hauls everything we can lift into it. Over all very pleased with Toyota Corp."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus GX)

"Purchased due to ability to tow vacation trailer with ease and acceleration when needed, and provide comfort and luxury during non vacation time. Very Pleased with results!"

ROBERT H., CA (2008 Lexus GX)

"Body rolls too much in turns"

DONALD H., MD (2008 Lexus GX)

"The acceleration is outstanding, but I didn't buy this vehicle for that. I use this SUV as a tow vehicle for my fiberglass trailer. The combination is unbeatable. The engine doesn't even know I'm towing. The Lexus/Toyota quality assures me the trip will be without breakdown. I could have bought a truck, but why? The SUV comes in handy the rest of the time for everyday jobs."

Anonymous, OR (2008 Lexus GX)

"Moderate acceleration, handling is very good for a top heavy SUV. Quite at most speeds."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus GX)

"The GX offers a solid, semi-responsive driving experience with all the refinement and luxury one has come to expect with Lexus."

George W., AR (2008 Lexus GX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The heated seats do not get warm enough. My GMC Envoy was better in that respect."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Lexus GX)

"The ride is quite smooth. Seats are comfortable. Climate control is reliable and easy to operate."

RON K., OH (2008 Lexus GX)

"Short wheelbase and firm rear suspension makes going over speed bumps a jarring experience even when rear airshocks set for "comfort.""

ROBERT L., MD (2008 Lexus GX)

"The seats are extremely comfortable and feel as good now as they did years ago."

ELAINE M., IL (2008 Lexus GX)

"extremely quiet for big SUV"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Lexus GX)

"Extremely comfortable. Low noise and ride is fantastic."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus GX)

"The GX drives and feels like a luxury car but is actually a four-wheel drive brute capable of pulling a boat with ease."

George W., AR (2008 Lexus GX)

"For a mid size SUV this GX470 is so comfortable and seems flawless in that category."

James A., PA (2008 Lexus GX)

"Very comfortable. good size seats. very quiet."

Tom A., CA (2008 Lexus GX)

"Stiff ride but normal, can go anywhere I want to and is nicely trimmed out inside. Easy for me to enter and exit, my Mercedes kills me getting in and out. Don't like the back door operates and the fold up third row of seat take a lot of room. 4Runner is better truck but the dropped their V8 which I must have."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus GX)

"Lexus prides itself on providing comfort and quiet. I have driven this vehicle many times for a ten to twelve hour trip, for several days. It's seats and lack of road noise are the best. The ride is compliant and relaxed. I love this vehicle."

Anonymous, OR (2008 Lexus GX)

"For a 9 year old SUV this vehicle has NO squeaks, is solid, quiet with a great ride!"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Lexus GX)

"The front seats of the GX are great with various options to customize lumbar support, tilt, heat etc. The second and 3rd row seat leave a lot to be desired. I am hoping that Lexus works on these short comings. That said, I would not buy any other SUV given the reliability, but it is sad that Lexus is not improving interior comfort and lags behind American SUV makers."

Subhasis P., CA (2008 Lexus GX)

"Very comfortable ride, a little cramped for extra tall people, quiet ride."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus GX)


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

What Owners Say

"I always buy the big warranty to cover electronics, have had little trouble with this car, will buy warranty on next LS570 this year. It is also a pretty fast little V8."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Lexus GX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Tailgate opens sideways which is a bad idea. Have to be careful no one parks behind you and it opens the wrong side for Lefthand drive countries"

CHRISTOPHER W., NC (2008 Lexus GX)

"Classic look. And it was green! I love it! It's my dream car!"

VIVIEN P., CA (2008 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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