Saturday, October 4, 2008

2009 Lexus GX 470 Review

2009 Lexus GX 470

The 2009 Lexus GX 470 is largely unchanged. GX 470 is a midsize SUV that uses traditional truck-type construction. It has a 263-hp 4.7-liter V8 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. Maximum towing capacity is 6500 lb. All-wheel drive is standard and includes a low-range gear for off-roading. A 3rd-row split-folding seat is available for up to eight-passenger capacity. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. Hill ascent and descent control are standard. The suspension is self-leveling and adjustable for height. The GX has automatic shock absorber control with four driver-selectable modes. Optional is Lexus' Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, which can temporarily "release" the anti-roll bars as needed to improve off-road suspension travel. Among other options are DVD entertainment and a navigation system with rearview camera.

4.7-liter V8 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, 2-speed transfer case, traction control, limited-slip center differential.

Dual front airbags, front side airbags, front and 2nd-row curtain side airbags w/rollover deployment, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, antiskid system, hill ascent/descent control, tire-pressure monitor, daytime running lights.

Front air conditioning w/dual-zone automatic climate controls, interior air filter, power tilt/telescopic wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls, cruise control, leather upholstery, heated front bucket seats, 10-way power driver seat w/lumbar adjustment, 6-way power passenger seat, center console, memory system (driver seat, mirrors, steering wheel), 2nd-row split folding rear seat, wood interior trim, heated power mirrors w/tilt-down back-up aid and automatic day/night, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, power sunroof, AM/FM radio w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 changer, digital-media player connection, tachometer, trip computer, altimeter, barometer, rain-sensing wipers, automatic day/night rearview mirror, compass, outside-temperature indicator, universal garage door opener, illuminated visor mirrors, cargo cover, rear defogger, intermittent rear wiper/washer, automatic headlights, floormats.

Theft-deterrent system, rear privacy glass, running boards, fog lights, roof rack.

Height-adjustable suspension w/adjustable shock absorbers and load-leveling, full-size spare tire, 265/65SR17 tires, alloy wheels.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests a vehicle's worthiness in front- and side-impact collisions and rates its resistance to rollovers. Front-impact crash-test numbers indicate the chance of serious injury: 5 = 10% or less; 4 = 10-20%; 3 = 20-35%; 2 = 35-45%; 1 = More than 45%. Side-impact crash-test numbers indicate: 5 = 5% or less; 4 = 6-10%; 3 = 11-20%; 2 = 21-25%; 1 = More than 26%. Rollover resistance numbers indicate the chance for rollover when the vehicle leaves the roadway: 5 = Less than 10%; 4 = 10-20%; 3 = 20-30%; 2 = 30-40%; 1 = More than 40%.

Manufacturers may periodically offer additional coverage as a purchase incentive. There offers are not reflected on this chart. The federal government requires two other warranties. The Exhaust Emission Warranty covers corrosion-related parts for 2 years/24,000 miles, plus 8 years/80,000 miles on the catalytic converter and any on-board diagnostic device. The Passenger Restraint Warranty covers seat belts and airbags for 5 years/50,000 miles.

Source: consumerguideauto

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