2007 Lexus GX Review
This review was written when the 2007 Lexus GX was new.
The GX delivers elegant Lexus styling and features in a package fully capable of going off-road. If you're in the market for a luxury midsize SUV, you should also consider the Infiniti FX and the Lexus RX 350.
The 2007 Lexus GX, which comes in only one trim model (the GX 470), is a luxurious sport-utility vehicle that gives its drivers a dose of classiness while off-roading. Kelley Blue Book suggests the GX "if you're looking for an eight-passenger luxury SUV with V8 power and loads of electronic goodies, but you don't want a gargantuan hunk of steel in your driveway." Forbes adds to that, saying the Lexus GX is "a large SUV that's posh, powerful and strikes a balance between on-road refinement and off-road ruggedness." The writers from Road and Track also praise the mix between off-road ruggedness and on-road refinement, finding the GX holds true "to its original truck-based sport utility roots ... keeping its first-rate off-road abilities but refined to offer capable on-road dynamics."
Some reviewers note that the 2007 Lexus GX has now been around for five years without a significant redesign.Others answer back that the GX might be aging, but it isn't outdated. "New or significantly redesigned models include the Acura MDX, BMW X5, Chrysler Aspen, and Lincoln MKX. Lexus is focusing more these days on car-type SUVs, so the truck-based GX will roll along with only minimal year-to-year change," Consumer Guide reports.
Reviewers agree that the 2007 Lexus GX is a pricey purchase for SUV fans, but Consumer Guide adds that the car is "bolstered by the resale-value record and red-carpet dealer service associated with the Lexus brand." Kelley Blue Book adds that the GX "is expected to retain a high resale value, holding 65 percent of its purchase price at 24 months and 49 percent at 48 months. That's better than the Cadillac SRX, Lincoln MKX and Mercedes-Benz ML." IntelliChoice adds to this opinion, as it gives the GX an "excellent" value rating, based on its total cost of ownership compared with others in its class.