While the GX shares its platform with the Toyota 4Runner, the model slots in size and price between the RX and the huge LX. It also shares its smooth and quiet V8 powertrain, as well as many of its luxury appointments with the LX. A body-on-frame design with a live rear axle, the GX has three rows of seats and can accommodate eight. However, the third-row seat is small and consumes cargo space when folded, while reducing visibility. Interior fit and finish are impressive. Ride quality is comfortable and quiet, but uneven pavement can cause side-to-side movement and cornering is less than agile. Full-time 4WD with low range gearing, a hill-descent feature and a system that prevents roll-back on steep ascents make it remarkably competent off-road. 2005 brought a horsepower boost.