Interior

Seating for five people is standard, but the GX 470 can seat up to eight occupants when equipped with an optional third-row seat. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-upholstered seating and trim, power-operated front seats, an in-dash six-CD changer, a leather-trimmed power-adjustable steering wheel and an overhead console with an integrated HomeLink transmitter. For 2006, the parking brake gets leather stitching.

An optional DVD-based entertainment system features a high-resolution screen. Additional options include rear air conditioning, a Mark Levinson premium audio system and a DVD-based navigation system with a rearview camera. The Digital Lexus Link system, which connects the vehicle to a communications network for security and convenience assistance -- much like General Motors' OnStar — is available for 2006. The service requires a paid subscription.

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    Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance
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    Using the radio
    - Type A - Type B - Type C Setting station presets (excluding XM® Satellite Radio) 1. Search for the desired stations by turning or or pressing or on . 2. Press and hold the button ( ...

    Correct driving posture
    Drive in a good posture as follows: 1. Sit upright and well back in the seat. 2. Adjust the position of the seat forward or backward to ensure the pedals can be reached and easily depressed t ...