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GX 470 Model Details

2008
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If capability and luxury are what you are searching for, the GX 470 will more than meet your expectations. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 6,500 lb [1] while surrounding you in a wealth of luxurious amenities. Features include:
- Full-time 4WD with four-wheel Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)
- Rain-sensing windshield-wipers
- Power moonroof with one-touch open/close
- Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with automatic load leveling
- 10-way driver and six-way front-passenger heated power seats
- Lexus Premium Sound System with 9 speakers and in-dash, six-disc CD changer
- 2008 EPA-estimated 14 city/18 hwy fuel economy [2]

New For 2008

Standard Features:
- Base and Sport Package grille adopt dark-metallic finish
- Base roof rails [3] [4] (non-Sport Package) adopt chrome-like finish—end caps remain body-colored
- Chrome-finish door handles
- Base trim adopts Sport Package Graphite-finished wheel
- New clear rear turn-signal lenses
- Chrome-finish molding added to bottom edge of rear-door glass
- New exterior color Salsa Red Pearl
- New exterior color Desert Sage Metallic
- Ash Blue Mica and Cypress Pearl exterior colors discontinued
- Medium brown walnut wood trim replaces light golden bird's-eye maple
- Sport carpet, third-row-seat latch and cargo hook adopt black coloring
- Chrome-finish trim around door speaker grilles added
- Revised overhead console

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Engine & Performance
Engine Type 4.7-liter V8  
Horsepower 263 @ 5,400 RPM [5]  
Torque (lb-ft) 323 @ 3,400 RPM [5]  
Displacement (L /cu in) 4.7 / 285  
Valves 32  
Cam Type Four cam  
Electronic Timing Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)  
Compression Ratio 10.0:1  
Emissions Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II)  
Electronic Throttle Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i)  
Performance    
0 - 60 mph (sec) 8.1 [5] [6]  
Top Track Speed (mph) 112 (electronically limited) [5] [6]  
1/4-Mile Acceleration (sec) 16.3 [5] [6]  
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.38  
Max Towing (lb / kg) 6,500 / 2,948 (with optional tow-hitch receiver) [1]  
Max Payload (lb / kg) 1,241 / 563 (with third-row seats) [7]  
  1,329 / 603 (without third-row seats) [7]  
Fuel Economy
City (mpg) - estimated 14 [2]  
Highway (mpg) - estimated 18 [2]  
Fuel-Tank Capacity (gal / L) 23.0 / 87  
Transmission & Drivetrain
Drive Type Full-time four-wheel drive  
Electronic Traction Control Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)  
Electronic Stability Control Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [8]  
Final Drive Ratio 3.727:1  
Transmission Five-speed automatic  
Differential TORSEN® [9] limited-slip center differential (with manual-locking feature)  
Electronic Transmission Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT)  
Transfer Case Two-speed, 1.00:1 / 2.56:1  
Body & Chassis
Body Type Five-passenger luxury utility vehicle (eight-passenger with optional third-row seating) [10]  
Doors Five  
Construction Body on frame  
Suspension    
Suspension, Front Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  
Suspension, Rear Four-link with rigid axle, air-spring-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  
Electronic Suspension Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)  
  Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)

Optional

Air Suspension Rear Adjustable Height Control (RAHC) and automatic load leveling  
Steering    
Steering Engine-speed-sensing, power-assisted rack-and-pinion  
Turning Circle (ft) 37.4  
Steering Turns (Lock to Lock) 3.0  
Brakes    
Brakes Four-wheel, power-assisted disc brakes  
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) Four-sensor, four-channel  
Braking Assist Brake Assist [11]  
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)  
Discs, Front (in) 13.3 ventilated  
Discs, Rear (in) 12.3 ventilated  
Wheels & Tires
Rim Type 17-in five-spoke aluminum alloy with Dark Graphite finish [12]  
  17-in six-spoke aluminum alloy [12]

Optional

Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5  
Tire 265/65SR17 mud- and snow-rated  
Safety & Security
Airbag    
Driver Advanced front (SRS) [13]  
  Side seat-mounted (SRS) [13]  
  Side curtain Roll-Sensing (RSCA) (SRS) [13]  
Front Passenger Advanced front (SRS) [13]  
  Side seat-mounted (SRS) [13]  
  Side curtain Roll-Sensing (RSCA) (SRS) [13]  
Middle-Row Outboard Passenger Side curtain Roll-Sensing (RSCA) (SRS) [13]  
Electronic Traction Control Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)  
Electronic Stability Control Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [8]  
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) Four-sensor, four-channel  
Braking Assist Brake Assist [11]  
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)  
Electronic Grade Control Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) [14]  
Differential TORSEN® [9] limited-slip center differential (with manual-locking feature)  
Electronic Tire Pressure Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System [15]  
Frame Reinforced ladder-type frame with side-impact door beams  
Impact Resistance Side-impact door beams  
  Impact-dissipating upper interior trim  
Crumple Zones Front and rear  
Steering Column Collapsible steering column  
Pedals Brake and driver’s footrest pedals  
Seatbelts Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions with seatbelt-anchor-height adjusters for first- and second-row outboard positions  
  Front-row seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters  
Locking Seatbelt Control Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) seatbelts for all passenger seating positions. Driver’s-seat Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) only  
Child Restraint Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets for middle row  
Child Safety Locks Manual for the rear passenger doors. Window lock button on driver door control  
Anti-Theft Protection Theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer [16], with in-key transponder  
Headlamps Automatic on/off projector-beam headlamps with 30-second delay  
  Smoked bezel

Optional

Running Lights Daytime Running Lights (DRL); illuminated running boards  
Foglamps Integrated foglamps  
  Smoked bezel

Optional

Taillamps Dark-tinted backup lens

Optional

Defogger Auto-off timer for rear window and rear-quarter windows  
Windshield Wipers Rain-sensing intermittent wipers with mist cycle  
Rear Wiper Intermittent wiper with washer  
Mirrors Power-adjustable outside mirrors with defoggers and auto tilt-down in reverse  
Glass Water-repellent front-door glass  
First Aid Kit Included  
Tool Kit Included  
Exterior Specs
Length (in / mm) 188.2 / 4,780  
Width (in / mm) 74.0 / 1,880  
Height (in / mm) 74.6 / 1,895 [17]  
Wheelbase (in / mm) 109.8 / 2,790  
Minimum Ground Clearance (in / mm) 8.3 / 210  
Approach Angle, RAHC High 30 degrees  
Approach Angle, RAHC Normal 31 degrees  
Departure Angle, RAHC High 29 degrees  
Departure Angle, RAHC Normal 25 degrees  
Curb Weight (lb / kg) 4,871 / 2,209  
Curb Weight, Third Row (lb / kg) 4,959 / 2,249  
Weight Distribution (front / rear) 53% / 47%  
Max Towing (lb / kg) 6,500 / 2,948 (with optional tow-hitch receiver) [1]  
Towing Package Towing Prep Package [1]

Optional

Max Payload (lb / kg) 1,241 / 563 (with third-row seats) [7]  
  1,329 / 603 (without third-row seats) [7]  
Exterior Features
Headlamps Automatic on/off projector-beam headlamps with 30-second delay  
  Smoked bezel

Optional

Running Lights Daytime Running Lights (DRL); illuminated running boards  
Foglamps Integrated foglamps  
  Smoked bezel

Optional

Taillamps Dark-tinted backup lens

Optional

Windshield Wipers Rain-sensing intermittent wipers with mist cycle  
Rear Wiper Intermittent wiper with washer  
Mirrors Power-adjustable outside mirrors with defoggers and auto tilt-down in reverse  
Glass Front green-tinted water-repellent front-door glass  
  Rear privacy glass  
  Laminated  
Roof Rack Roof rack with chrome accents [18] [4]  
Interior Specs
Seating Capacity Eight [10]  
Headroom, Front (in / mm) 40.2 / 1,020  
Headroom, Middle (in / mm) 40 / 1,015  
Headroom, Third Row (in / mm) 36.5 / 917  
Legroom, Front (in / mm) 41.8 / 1,060  
Legroom, Middle (in / mm) 36.8 / 935  
Legroom, Third Row (in / mm) 24.9 / 632  
Shoulder Room, Front (in / mm) 57.5 / 1,460  
Shoulder Room, Middle (in / mm) 57.4 / 1,458  
Shoulder Room, Third Row (in / mm) 56.7 / 1,440  
Max Cargo Capacity (cu ft / L) 77.5 / 2,194 (middle seats folded, optional third-row seat removed) [19]  
Interior Features
Dash Trim Medium brown walnut  
  Black bird’s-eye maple and dark Graphite-finish

Optional

Center Console Trim Wood and leather  
Door Trim Wood and leather  
Seat Trim Leather  
Steering-Wheel Trim Wood and leather  
Shift Knob Trim Wood and leather  
Power Seats 10-way controls (including lumbar) for driver and six-way controls for front passenger  
Heated Seats, Front Heated front seats with variable heat settings  
Middle Seat Reclining/folding split middle seat  
Third Row Seats Folding/removable leather-trimmed third-row seat (50/50 split) [10] with rear air conditioning  
Headrests Height-adjustable headrests for all seating positions (except third-row center)  
Memory Systems Lexus Memory System to control power driver’s seat (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel  
  Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) [20] to customize select electronic functions  
Cover Tonneau cover (only available on vehicles without third-row seat)  
Floor Mats Carpeted floor mats  
Rear Door Storage Storage pocket with cargo net integrated into rear door  
Comfort & Convenience
Cruise Control Cruise control  
Air Conditioning Automatic  
Air Conditioning, Third Row Automatic [10]

Optional

Climate Control Dual-zone automatic climate control with automatic recirculation mode  
Air Filtration Interior air filter with smog sensor  
Navigation System Voice-activated DVD Navigation System [21] with backup camera [22] and Bluetooth® technology [23]

Optional

Bluetooth® Technology Included with voice-activated DVD Navigation System [21]

Optional

Backup Camera Full-color display [22]

Optional

Remote Keyless Entry Multifunction remote with rolling-code technology  
Remote Windows Remote-linked windows  
Moonroof Power tilt-and-slide remote-linked moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade  
HomeLink® Transceiver Operates compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems  
Lexus Link® [24] [25] Dedicated cellular phone, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology and 24-hour live support provide assistance at the touch of a button. Services include Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Emergency Services Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Driving Directions and Personal Calling.

Optional

Anti-Theft Protection Theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer [16], with in-key transponder  
Power Windows Power windows with one-touch auto open/close  
Power Door Locks Auto lock/unlock, anti-lockout feature and driver’s two-turn unlock feature  
Power Mirrors Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror and outside mirrors  
Power Seats 10-way controls (including lumbar) for driver and six-way controls for front passenger  
Heated Seats Heated front seats with variable heat settings  
Adjustable Steering Wheel Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with automatic tilt-away  
Steering-Wheel Controls Audio and available navigation  
Retained Accessory Power Retained accessory power for windows, moonroof and audio system  
Instrumentation Electroluminescent instrumentation  
Outside Temperature Gauge External temperature display  
Trip Computer Includes mileage, outside temperature gauge, altimeter and barometer  
Compass Dynamic directional display  
Altimeter Dynamic altitude display  
Barometer Dynamic barometric pressure display  
Audio & Entertainment
Audio System Lexus Premium Sound System with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL) and in-dash, six-disc CD auto-changer  
Speakers 9  
Audio System Mark Levinson® [26] Premium Audio System with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL) and six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer

Optional

Speakers 14

Optional

Watts 240 @ less than 0.01% THD, 20–20,000 Hz [27]

Optional

MP3 Audio Input Plug MP3 audio input plug  
Rear Audio Rear-Seat Audio System (RSAS) [28]

Optional

Antenna In-glass antenna with FM-diversity system  
Satellite Radio XM® Satellite Radio capability [29]

Optional

DVD Entertainment System DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES)

Optional

Wireless Headphones Included with DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES) [30]

Optional

[1]Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment. [2]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [3]Accessory roof rack with rails not recommended for luggage. [4]Roof rack capacity is 176 lb. See Owner's Manual for details. [5]Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. [6]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [7]Payload is the GVWR minus curb weight and includes weight of occupants, optional equipment and cargo, limited by weight distribution. Payload is not the Vehicle Capacity Weight as defined by FMVSS 110, which will vary according to installed optional equipment. [8]Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner's Manual for further details. [9]TORSEN® is a registered trademark of Zexel Torsen, Inc. [10]Eight-passenger seating requires available third-row seat. [11]Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road conditions. [12]17-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 20,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [13]All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings. [14]HAC is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. It is not a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner's Manual for details. [15]The Tire Pressure Monitor System alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. See Owner's Manual for details. [16]The engine immobilizer is a state-of-the-art anti-theft system. When you insert your key into the ignition switch or bring a SmartAccess fob into the vehicle, the key transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. The engine will only start if the code in the transponder chip inside the key or SmartAccess fob matches the code in the vehicle's immobilizer. Because the transponder chip is embedded in the key or SmartAccess fob, it can be costly to replace. If you lose a key or SmartAccess fob, your Lexus dealer can help. Alternatively, you can find a qualified independent locksmith to perform high-security key services by consulting your local Yellow Pages or by contacting www.aloa.org. [17]Measurement of vehicle in Rear Adjustable Height Control (RAHC) Normal setting. [18]Roof rack with cross bars is not recommended for luggage. [19]Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. [20]The Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) can be programmed in two ways: For most models equipped with the available Navigation System, the driver can modify the settings themselves; for other models, including those without a Navigation System, programming is done by your Lexus dealer via a one-time, complimentary offer during the first 12 months from the date the vehicle is sold. See Lexus dealer for more information. [21]The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city or roadway. Periodic updates available at an additional cost. Please see your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. [22]The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather may limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy. [23]The Bluetooth® technology phones listed on lexus.com have been tested for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Performance will vary based on phone software version, coverage and your wireless carrier. Phones are warranted by their manufacturer, not Lexus. [24]Lexus LinkĀ® is a factory-installed option and is available for LS 600h L and LX 570 (2008 model year and later), LS 460, GS 430/350, GS 450h (2007 model year and later) and LX 470 and GX 470 (2006 model year and later). [25]An active Lexus Link® subscription (including a signed Lexus Link Service Subscription Agreement) is required in order to receive Lexus Link services. Lexus Link services require vehicle electrical system and wireless service to be available and operating for features to function properly. Lexus Link uses existing emergency service providers as well as wireless and satellite technologies. A one-year subscription to the Safety Plan is included with the purchase of a new vehicle. Other plans are available at an additional cost. [26]Mark Levinson® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. [27]Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz. [28]The Rear-Seat Audio System (RSAS) is standard only with the available Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES). [29]Satellite Radio requires an XM® or SIRIUS® compatible receiver and a subscription service fee after trial. Vehicles without a factory-installed radio receiver require hardware purchase and installation. Please see your Lexus dealer for further details. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to the XM Customer Agreement available at www.xmradio.com or the SIRIUS Terms & Conditions available at www.sirius.com. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. [30]Headphones are for passenger use only. Do not use while operating vehicle. Back to top