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2009 BMW X5

2008 Lexus GX 470

  2009 BMW X5 2008 Lexus GX 470
MSRP
$47,500
$47,315
Invoice $43,700 $41,164
MPG
City/Highway
14/26 14/18
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 BMW X5 is one of the better-handling utility vehicles of any shape, and a newly available diesel makes it even more appealing, but its styling and interior fail to wow. Read Full Review The 2008 Lexus GX 470 brings off-road credentials to the Lexus brand, but its skimpy rear-seat room and sluggish performance tarnish the image. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Light steering
  • Sporty handling
  • Expanded utility

Dislikes:

  • iDrive system
  • Expensive tariff
  • Needs fresher styling

Likes:

  • Lexus-quality interior
  • Towing capacity
  • Surefooted off-road handling

Dislikes:

  • Disappointing styling
  • V-8 is worked hard by heft Near-useless third-row seat Skimpy leg room in second row
  • The 2008 Lexus GX 470 is based on the Toyota 4Runner, but a distinctive look inside and out, and a big new engine, give it passable luxury credentials.
Crash Test Ratings
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NHTSA Rollover Rating:
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