Lexus GX470 First Drive & Review & Car and Driver

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Lexus GX470

If tall is good in a sport-utility then way tall should be

If you think of the GX470 as a gussied-up and Toyota 4Runner, you’re right. But the gussying and gilding are so that this mid-sizer less a truck than a on stilts.

As SUVs go, this dimensions are right at the top end of the middle close to the Acura MDX and Mercury in length, and about halfway them in width.

The gussying up starts with the of its roof by three inches and with an optional third row of (only two rows are available in the The MDX and the Mountaineer both have rows as standard equipment, but because they are relatively back there, don’t the same of the GX470. Unlike the this is a body-on-frame design; crowds the interior noticeably also 2.3 inches narrower).

Moreover, it has a live axle in unlike the Mountaineer’s frame which means that the high floor (for clearance) eats seriously footroom.

I intended the space for children, said chief Kunihiro Hoshi, although he adults will find it for short trips.

If they’re less than foot three, maybe. ever the optimist, included sets of three-point belts.

Lexus GX470

the raised roof was absolutely to gain sufficient space for a third row, Hoshi cathedralesque headroom is also of Lexus luxury.

So is a commanding of the world around; the Lexus seats jack you up farther off the The 4Runner is sportier, he says, so its should sit low.

Despite the higher roofline and generous ground clearance inches minimum), Hoshi the center of gravity of the GX is 1.2 inches than that of the old 4Runner. The is also substantially wider, by 2.9 in front and 3.3 inches in back. resistance is greatly enhanced, he so much so that he wanted to films of the GX undergoing stability

Toyota management nixed idea figuring, probably that trial lawyers have the last word on topic no matter how diligent the

Interestingly, some of the Lexus raises the center of gravity, at marginally. It has a thicker windshield and glass to reduce cabin Altogether, the GX470 carries 44 additional pounds of sound compared with the 4Runner, commendable results.

At highway speeds, we hear a ruffle of the wind and some from the tire treads. all that’s left, Hoshi when everything else is

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