...Interior Design and Special Features: The interior of the 2009 GX 470 is typical Lexus, which is to say, outstanding. Occupants are enveloped in supple leather and rich wood trim. Materials quality is first-rate, most surfaces are soft-touch and all components are assembled with Swiss-timepiece precision. The GX 470's lengthy features list translates into a somewhat busy-looking control panel, but these controls are easy to use, thanks to intuitive placement. Gauges are easily read, as is the optional navigation system. This system comes with a high-resolution display, voice activation, iPod...
...while it also adds foglamps, maple interior wood trim, and other cosmetic enhancements. The Navigation/Audio package adds a voice-activated DVD navigation system to the center console with a backup camera and Bluetooth technology. The stereo gets upgraded to Lexus’s premium Mark Levinson 240-watt, 14-speaker system with a 6-CD changer.Where the 2009 GX 470 really excels is in its comfort and cargo space. With its truck frame and the option of a third row of seating, up to eight passengers can sit comfortably.Lexus uses solid engineering and technological expertise to make their vehicles...
...Dual-zone automatic climate control Leather-upholstered seating and trim Powered front seats In-dash six-CD changer Leather-trimmed power-adjustable steering wheel Overhead console with an integrated HomeLink transmitter Available navigation system Under the Hood Full-time four-wheel drive includes a center differential that splits power 50/50 between the front and rear wheels, and there's a low-range mode. Downhill Assist Control aids steep offroad descents. A Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System is available. With it, hydraulic control acts upon the stabilizer bars to reduce roll stiffness in...
...Since there's nowhere to stash your iPod, things got messy between all the cords and chargers. In the rear, there was an available DVD system with wireless headphones, but it didn't seem well-planned. I'm not a big fan of the system because the DVD player is on the ceiling of the backseat area. I didn't feel safe loading a movie while driving, and younger kids can't reach the DVD player to do it themselves. The GX's third row was another thing that left me scratching my head. Technically there's seating for three people back there, but only three very small people would be comfortable. In...