The first generation of Lexus GX SUVs is essentially the third-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in the 120th body, in premium equipment, with a single 4.7-liter V8 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The car was produced at the Tahara plant in Japan, from where it came for sale on the North American market. In the Lexus model range, this frame SUV, capable of comfortably accommodating up to eight passengers, occupies a middle position between the LX470 and RX350. Thanks to the all-wheel drive transmission with a central Torsen differential, the Lexus GX470 is perfectly prepared for off-road, however, its chassis is tuned not only to overcome serious obstacles, but also for a comfortable everyday ride. The equipment of the GX470 includes alloy wheels with 265/65 R17 tires, front fog lamps, electric side mirrors and heated roof rails, a leather braid with tilt and reach adjustment, electric sunroof, leather upholstery, front seats electric , dual-zone climate control, audio system with a 6-disc CD changer and steering wheel controls. Options made it possible to install a navigation system, a built-in monitor for rear passengers, a third row of seats, a three-zone climate control and much more. In 2005, the car received a navigation system with improved graphics and additional functions, Bluetooth compatibility and voice commands for climate control, audio system and navigation. In addition, the Sport version was proposed, characterized by the presence of a kinetic stabilization system for the suspension, sports trim elements in the exterior and interior.
The power unit of the Lexus GX470 initially produced 235 liters of power. with. This V-shaped 8-cylinder engine of the 2UZ-FE series is characterized by the presence of a cast-iron cylinder block, an aluminum head, 32 valves, four camshafts and gives a torque of 434 Nm at 3400 rpm. On models since 2005, the engine received a VVTi system, power increased to 270 liters. with. At the same time, the level of harmful emissions decreased. A slight decrease in power due to changes in testing procedures was reflected in the models since 2006 - 263 hp were indicated for them. recoil. Only an automatic 5-speed electronically controlled transmission was installed on the car. The classic design provides a powerful frame, and a two-link independent front suspension is adjacent to the continuous rear axle. Being an analogue of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, the car has a permanent drive with a force-locked center differential and a lowering row. At the same time, the GX470 offers all kinds of “twists and turns” to the maximum. This air suspension (rear adjustable), shock absorbers with variable stiffness. The optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) automatically adjusts the stiffness of the front and rear anti-roll bars, adapting the suspension moves to specific road conditions on the highway and off-road. Of the standard safety systems, there are 8 airbags (front, side and curtain airbags), anti-lock brakes, directional stability and traction control systems, as well as HAC (Hill-start Assist Control) and DAC (Downhill Assist Control) systems, respectively, to help with starting on the rise and during the descent from the mountain, in addition, both systems make tangible benefits on the road. The car is also equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, a rear view camera and other functions that contribute to high safety.
Unlike many competitors, the GX470 remains a true frame SUV with excellent off-road potential. We can say that the GX470 is a full-fledged “collective farmer” dressed in a suit of a senior manager. Do not expect sports agility from him. Here, the combination of reliability and power is decisive, and a luxurious interior is an equally pleasant addition. At the same time, used GX470 are highly reliable and offer quite affordable prices.