The second generation LX 470 premiered in 1998 to the open arms of consumers. The second-generation model shared the same floor plan and most body panels with the Toyota Land Cruiser, but differed in its front optics and included a more luxurious interior. Exterior design variances included a quad-light forward fascia with a larger grille and different wheels. The Lexus LX 470 featured a 4.7-liter, four-cam V8 engine with four valves per cylinder, but was later upgraded to produce 268 horsepower and 328 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard features on the Lexus LX 470 included an 11-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system, DVD-based navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and a backup camera, which greatly improves the safety of the vehicle. A rear seat DVD entertainment system was also available to entertain the children.
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The LX 470 was the only Lexus SUV to offer as an option Lexus Night Vision, an infrared camera safety system. The night vision technology projected enhanced images on the windshield, enhancing forward visibility during dark or nighttime conditions. This infrared camera was even able to pick up light from objects beyond the range of the low-beam headlights. The model was a huge success and J.D. Power and Associates named it the best luxury SUV in initial quality in 2000, 2002, and again in 2004. Further, Kelley Blue Book gave the LX its Best to Hold Value Award in 1998, 1999, and again in 2000. In 2005, J.D. Power named the LX 470 the most reliable luxury SUV over a three-year period in its Vehicle Dependability Study. All of these accolades make for very confident consumers, which is the pinnacle of success. The latest third generation Lexus LX 570 debuted at the New York International Auto Show in April 2007 as a complete redesign for the 2008 model year. Use our calculator to ship a car, which we created first, and learn about the Lexus LX 470 by going here. Auto shipping rates are easy on this page.