2008 Lexus GX 470 vs. Its Competition

2008 Lexus GX 470
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a good deal more expensive than the Lexus GX 470, but it offers three rows of seating and a choice of V-6 and V-8 and diesel engines.

The BMW X5 also has three rows of seating, plus a choice of V-6 and V-8 engines.

The Land Rover LR3 is the brand's sole three-row sport-utility vehicle, and it also offers V-8 power.

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Quick Specs
7.4
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.
8.4
The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant.
7.8
The 2008 Land Rover LR3 is hard to justify for fashion alone, but if you're living an off-road lifestyle, it's one of the best.
9.0
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
MSRP From   
$47,315$46,200$48,525$53,400
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas I6Gas V8Diesel V6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4WD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door 3.0si4WD 4-Door SE4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Drivetrain   
4-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5577
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4-Door SUV4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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