Is the Lexus GX470 the same as a Land Cruiser?

The GX is known globally as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, a shorter and narrower alternative to the Land Cruiser. Off-roaders specifically covet the 120-Series Prado, sold in the U.S. as the GX 470 from 2002 to 2009, for its V8 power. Some are taking them to the extreme.

Why was the GX 470 discontinued?

But Moceri told HotCars a different story—according to the team at Lexus, the GX 460 was in fact developed and “planned well before the economic downturn.” The GX 470 was discontinued that year quite simply because it “had reached the end of its lifecycle” in terms of market saturation.

Is the GX 470 a good off-road vehicle?

The GX470 and GX460 are both great off road vehicles. They offer many features like all wheel drive/4 wheel drive, downhill ascent control (DAC), locking differentials, hill ascent control (HAC), crawl control and other options to make your off road adventure fun and enjoyable.

What’s the towing capacity of a 2005 Lexus gx470?

6,500 pounds
A tow package on the GX 470 allows it to tow up to 6,500 pounds. Fuel economy is not as bad as it is in some luxury SUVs. EPA ratings are 15 miles per gallon in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

Is the GX 470 a Land Cruiser or 4Runner?

At its heart the first-generation Lexus GX470 is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which shares much of its platform with the fourth-generation Toyota 4Runner (known as the Hilux Surf overseas).

Is the GX 470 a 4Runner?

The LX 470 is a luxury version of the Toyota Land Cruiser. The GX 470 is a fancy 4Runner with a price premium of roughly $9,000 to $16,000.

Is the Lexus GX 470 a 4 wheel drive?

All GX 470 models are powered by a 263-horsepower, 4.7-liter V8. The only transmission is a five-speed automatic that feeds a standard dual-range transfer case and full-time four-wheel-drive system.

What year did they stop making Lexus 470?

There were no significant charges to the GX 470 for 2009, its final year before being replaced by the completely redesigned GX 460 (internal code “URJ150”).

Is GX 470 full-time 4wd?

Because it’s a Lexus, rugged doesn’t mean outdated. On the contrary, the GX 470’s standard full-time four-wheel drive features electronic traction control (A-TRAC) and a locking Torsen? (torque-sensing) center differential, automatically dispatching torque to the tires with the best grip.

What platform is the Lexus GX 470 built on?

The GX 470 sits on the Toyota J120 platform. Overseas, the J120 is used for the Land Cruiser Prado (not to be confused with our U.S.-based Land Cruiser built on the larger J200 platform), which looks very much like our GX 470 with a few styling tweaks.

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