Lexus GX 470 (2009)

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Lexus GX470

Lexus GX 470

The 2009 Lexus GX 470 is a luxury utility vehicle an outstanding combination of power, and confidence for any kind of driving. The GX 470 is positioned between the brand’s LX 570 and unibody-based RX models.

Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance

The GX 470 is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine produces 263 horsepower and 323 lb-ft. of torque. Equipped with Valve Timing with (VVT-i), the V8 provides ample across a wide speed helping make the Lexus GX 470 responsive in everyday driving and it excellent towing performance. The GX 470 meets Ultra Low Emissions II (ULEV-II) certification.

The Lexus GX five-speed automatic transmission seamless shift quality. logic can hold gears on for power and on descents for increased braking, which can be helpful towing, for example. The Lexus GX sophisticated full-time four-wheel-drive supported by an array of dynamic technology, provides versatile for virtually any driving need.

A torque-sensing center differential power 40:60 under driving conditions and changes the as needed based on steering and wheel slip. The ability to to a 29:71 ratio during maneuvers helps to enhance tracking through curves. If the wheels spin, the center can change the ratio to 53:47 to control the slippage.

The TORSEN differential also helps the Lexus GX 470 less prone to caused by sudden changes in conditions, such as driving a puddle or over an ice patch.

2009 Lexus GX 470

Downhill Control (DAC) is designed to the low-speed descending ability of the low range by helping to hold the to a target speed with no from the driver. The Hill-start Control (HAC) system provide additional control for driving or when launching a for example, by helping to keep the from rolling back starting on a steep incline or surface.

Active traction (TRAC) provides the traction of having locking front and differentials, but with lower The system can apply the brake to a wheel, while transferring to the remaining wheels with traction.

Chassis/Body/Suspension/Tires/Brakes

The Lexus GX 470 is with robust body-on-frame for rugged capability on or-off-road. front suspension and rear air with self-leveling control a smooth on-road ride compromising rugged off-road Standard 265/65SR17 tires are on 17-inch alloy wheels.

The rack-and-pinion steering system make maneuvering the Lexus GX 470 in spaces easier. Rear Height Control (AHC) the Lexus GX 470’s flexibility in a range of driving situations. A setting provides an additional 1.6 of clearance when traversing terrain.

AHC can also lower the of the vehicle 1.2 inches from its setting for easier cargo

Part of the Sport Package and also available separately the unique Kinetic Dynamic System (KDSS) adjusts the resistance provided by the front and stabilizer bars. KDSS can maximum body-sway angle by as as 50 percent to help enhance on-road handling response and capability.

Using hydraulic cylinders on each stabilizer bar and linked by a valve, KDSS reduces the of sway stiffness provided by the bars in response to changing conditions and driver inputs.

In driving situations, KDSS the wheels on each axle to with a larger degree of independence, helping to minimize any for wheel lift. During when both front and cylinders are compressed, no fluid is in the system and the stabilizer bars conventionally to reduce body

When an uneven surface is one compressed cylinder causes to flow between the front and cylinders, allowing the stabilizer to move freely.

That increases wheel articulation and as well as helping to equalize loading. By allowing the stabilizer to disengage in certain situations, the stiffness of the bars can be notably thereby reducing body and improving handling without affecting ride comfort or performance.

Safety/Security Features

The GX 470 is equipped with a comprehensive of safety systems. Vehicle Control (VSC) helps the Lexus GX 470 going on its intended by detecting front- and rear-wheel during cornering and attempting to either condition with a of torque intervention and individual braking. Electronic Brake-force (EBD) utilizes the ABS and distributes brake force between the and rear wheels according to and wheel-load conditions.

Brake Assist is designed to if the driver is attempting emergency and if the driver has not stepped firmly on the brake pedal to engage the Braking System (ABS), the system supplements the applied power. The GX is equipped with airbags and with driver and advanced front airbags are designed to inflate according to severity. It also uses side-curtain airbags that are to deploy when a severe angle, roll or lateral g is detected.

The optional navigation includes a rear back-up that provides the driver a of what its lens can detect the vehicle when reverse is selected, projecting a color on the navigation system’s seven-inch LCD

Luxury/Comfort/Convenience

The Lexus GX 470 presents a passenger environment with the fit and finish expected in a Lexus. features include: automatic control (available rear air enhances comfort for third-row leather seating surfaces and premium audio system a six-disc in-dash CD changer; wheel audio controls; windshield wipers; power a wood and leather-wrapped steering and shift knob; memory for the driver’s seat, steering position and outside mirrors; front seats; and an overhead with integrated HomeLink®

Luxury Options

Lexus GX470

The available Levinson® Premium Audio will please the discriminating with its 240 watts of continuous at 0.01 percent Total Distortion (THD) and 14 speakers. A input jack for an iPod® or music player expands choices. The system plays as well as conventional and MP3/WMA-formatted When the Lexus GX 470’s brake is set, the Mark system can play a DVD movie on the screen.

The available rear-seat entertainment plays DVD programs on a nine-inch, LCD screen.

The optional Lexus System features voice-recognition allows the driver to enter a by voice command. The navigation integrates Bluetooth® wireless When using a compatible Bluetooth allows the driver to hands-free phone calls its touch-screen control panel and to phone books.

A central features a high-resolution, 800 x 480 pixel in 32,000 colors. On-screen are crisp and clean, and maps and are shown with 3-D shadow The user can select from English, Spanish and French choices at system start-up. functions include multiple calculation, route preview, highway-junction graphics, and a dual-map mode.

The DVD map database contains than five million of interest. The database for Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York includes a footprint display feature can show graphic representations of and structures to help the driver surroundings.

The available Lexus telematics system combines Positioning Satellite (GPS) and cellular phone technology to the customer with trained Link advisors at any time. the Lexus Link® option a one-year subscription to the Safety featuring airbag deployment In the event that an airbag is an emergency call is automatically to the Lexus Link Call

In addition, occupants can place an call to the call center by the button on the overhead console. Link® advisors can contact or roadside-assistance providers and offer information.

Advisors can provide services, including stolen-vehicle-location and remotely locking or unlocking The customer can build on the Lexus package by adding the Directions which provides route ride assist (taxi, or other transportation) and other and convenience services. The top-tier Plan adds a number of services to turn Lexus into a personal assistant.

The Calling option is a hands-free, calling service that customers to make and receive in the vehicle. Customers can purchase packages of calling minutes to fit needs.

Exterior Design

The GX 470’s purposeful design is by details that underscore its and its luxury positioning. The color-keyed metallic) front grille, by distinctive character lines on the features three horizontal and chrome finish surround. The bumper features standard fog lamps. Color-keyed fender running boards, bumpers, and lower body cladding elegance and solidity.

Chrome handles and roof rack chrome side rails add detail. In the rear, three-stack sculpted tail lamps a clear combination lamp cover on the turn signal and lamps that are located a chrome license plate Tasteful luxury touches including green-tint UV protection glass, privacy glass on windows, running board and reverse lamps with tint.

The optional Sport Package a distinctive visual signature, smoked front and rear bezels, chrome exhaust tip and graphite finish on the roof Inside, the dark graphite console and instrument panel complements the Black Bird’s-eye wood trim.

Interior

The V8-powered Lexus GX 470 provides the appointments and workmanship of a Lexus The Lexus GX 470 offers eight-passenger with an available third-row Ivory or gray leather the seat facings, headrests, door trim, shift and steering wheel.

Optitron® gauges are a traditional and functional design element, while wood trim on the dashboard, console and door panels and door handles add to the luxurious design.

The foldable and reclining split second row seat the customer optimize the Lexus GX 470 for comfort and cargo capacity. are eight interior assist (10 with optional third row Lexus’ typical attention to is seen in conveniences like the sun visors with slide and illuminated vanity mirrors, courtesy lights, and swing-out rear quarter windows privacy glass.

All new Lexus come with a 48-month/50,000-mile limited warranty with assistance for 48 months/unlimited miles. and restraint system coverage is for 72 months/70,000 miles. Corrosion protection is covered for 72 months, of mileage.

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