1998 Lexus LX470 Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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Lexus LX470

1998 Lexus LX470 Review

Luxury, power, and utility all in one.

Reviewed by Automotive on 8/2/1998

The 1998 Lexus LX470 is a four-wheel-drive luxury SUV that comes with a high price tag but delivers excellence in every way possible. As competition for the Infiniti QX4 and Lincoln Navigator, the LX470 is loaded with a host of convenience and comfort features, as well as given the power and solid structure to hold its own on and off the road. Drivers get the satisfaction of a smooth driving experience, highlighted by extreme power and finesse that will handle any surface with confidence.

Passengers are ensured a comfortable ride with plenty of room.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV

Engines: 4.7-liter V-8

Transmissions: four-speed automatic

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Lexus LX470

Inside the 1998 Lexus LX470, real wood trim is stretched throughout the cabin as its roomy enough to fit eight passengers. It has three rows of seating. In the front, there are two heated leather bucket seats, divided by a console that includes a storage box and two cup holders. There are pockets in the doors and bins on the seats for easy storage.

The dash has logically-arranged gauges for clear readability, conveniently-located controls for easy use, and a six-disc CD changer. The LX470 features a power telescopic steering column, nine-cup holders, three auxiliary power outlets, power locks with an anti-lockout mechanism built in, one-touch power windows, a programmable garage door opener, automatic climate control, and a 250-watt AM/FM stereo with a cassette and CD player included and seven speakers.

Performance Handling

The 1998 Lexus LX470 comes packed with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that cranks out 230 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity is a whopping 6500 pounds. The engine is mated with a four-speed automatic transmission.

The result is smooth and strong acceleration, enabling powerful cruising capabilities and easy scaling of steep terrain. Zero to 60 mph can be accomplished in less than 10 seconds.

The 1998 Lexus LX470 is built with an independent wishbone front suspension with a stabilizer bar and torsion springs teamed with a rigid beam rear suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. There is front and rear suspension leveling, which automatically adjusts depending on the amount of weight that is in the vehicle. A smooth and stable ride is noticed on both bumpy interstates and windy back roads.

A solid rack-and-pinion steering system supplies accurate response and allows for precise control at all times.


The 1998 Lexus LX470 is equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels. There are driver and front passenger front-impact airbags installed. Rear doors use child safety door locks.

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