What makes the truck-based 2004 GX470 so appealing is a state-of-the-art suspension upgrade ($1,750) called Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) that allows the 2004 model handle better than its rivals on- or off-pavement.
I bought our 2004 GX470 in 2012. We owned it for 2 years and 7 months. It was a good vehicle for us and the engine/transmission are rock solid. Personally, looking back, I would buy one with LESS features. The dynamic suspension is expensive to replace, for example. I also had to replace the sensors for the rear air leveling as they both failed on separate occasions which was VERY problematic on a 500 mile road-trip. Also, others that note there's a "transmission CLUNK" should realize that it's a slip yoke on the driveshaft that requires greasing. A 30 second fix.
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2004 Lexus GX470 Base
V8 - 4.7L 285ci 4663cc type 2UZFE...
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Standard features on the 2004 Lexus GX470 include side-impact and side curtain airbags, Active TRAC traction control, and anti-lock brakes. Select models get Vehicle Skid Control which automatically adjusts throttle or individual wheel braking to help maintain control while cornering. When traveling down steep off-road declines the Downhill Assist Control system activates.
The 2004 Lexus GX470 employs a 4.7-liter V-8 that delivers 235 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates and performs excellently on the open road but the five-speed automatic transmission occasionally feels sluggish. It has a respectable towing capacity of 5000 to 6500 pounds. All models have full-time four-wheel drive with a 50/50 power split between the front and rear wheels, and a low-range mode can be activated when traveling steep inclines offroad.