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STYLING | 6 out of 10
well-appointed and high-quality cabin
comfortable and well-equipped
makes me feel like I have a big butt
The styling of the 2009 Lexus GX 470 is unremarkable. Some would describe it as "conservative" or "anonymous," but neither applies in a positive sense.
Most comments regarding this 2009 Lexus are neutral and descriptive: Cars.com mentions its strong familial resemblance to other vehicles in the Lexus lineup and a "few more metallic finishes outside and inside differentiate this 2009 Lexus model from its former self." Road & Track states essentially the same thing: "On the outside, the [Lexus] GX 470's family resemblance is obvious. The signature grille leads the way for the tall body and narrow greenhouse look." In fact, very few sources have much to say about the appearance of the 2009 Lexus GX 470—good, bad, or indifferent.
The Lexus GX 470 is described simply as an updated version of the same SUV design that's been around for several years. MotherProof snipes that the Lexus GX 470 size and shape "makes me feel like I have a big butt" and would bump into everything in attempts to park. The SUV’s styling includes integrated fender flares and lighted running boards. Kelley Blue Book considers the flared fenders a "bold" touch that softens "contouring on its front and rear quarters."
ForbesAutos says, "the Lexus GX 470's comfortable and well-equipped cabin features leather upholstery [and] bird's eye maple wood trim." ConsumerGuide praises this 2009 Lexus's "well-appointed and high-quality cabin."
The styling of the 2009 Lexus GX 470 is uninspired.