That's right, now your parents have the perfect compromise over the LX and RX. How do they like the GX?1SICKLEX said:
Anyway this new GX solves my RX vs LX debate, thanks!
Yeah, what'd I'd be driving if I didn't have an SUV, oh, and If I could afford one The GS 400 would be one of my top pics in sedans. Sweeet, smooth V8 power. Now the MDX'ers probably think we are in cahoots!1SICKLEX said:
Okay, BUB, what ever floats your boat. LexRx knows what kinda car I drive (and I am happy too!)
I knew somebody would catch that ..and NO, I'm using a Dell 8100 or an HP thank you!!ghost said:
Ouch, I bet you're working on an Apple, too...
Yeah, it's really funny how you guys really differentiate based on these two colors - in fun. I saw the one from your first link, the summit meeting Very funnyghost said:
Mostly we do this because it's fun - but as you can see here, we've entered a new era:
If you really want to check out the debate was down & dirty, go to:
I'll have to disagree with you on this issue. Horsepower is too often the only thing considered when looking at an engine's power. Torque plays an equally important factor in determining a vehicle's power and ability. More horsepower is better when you want high speed. 230 is a bit weak for an SUV such as the LX or GX, but it is certainly sufficient for an SUV. High speed isn't what an SUV is for. Torque, on the other hand, is where this, and many other larger engines - mainly V8's - are at an advantage. The 4.7 liter engine has 320lb-ft of torque. More than adequate for hauling anything, especailly 8 people.rlm32 said:I saw it at the Detroit auto show yesterday. Its like a cross between the Land Cruiser and the M class. Not bad looking, actually. The only thing bad about it is the engine, supposedly borrowed from the LX470 rated at only 218 hp!(preliminary estimate, according to the display at the show). The 470 is actually rated at 230. Anything less than 240 in a vehicle that size is a crime. Com'n, the Altima is 240 hp. And they claim they're gonna move 8 people in it! Its gonna be a dog.
It'd be interesting to see how the MDX handles under such conditions, full of people and all of their cargo. I think this same senario could go for the MDX. While it is a potent V6, it will not seem nearly as robust when weighed down.rlm32 said:
Sure, remember that when you're merging into the highway from an on ramp with traffic coming at 70 mph while hauling 7 people. BTW, I think a very low percentage of Lexus owners are towing stuff with their SUV's.
You're telling me that you actually know the time for the MDX vs the LX470 when loaded with 7-people and cargo accelerating on an onramp or from 0-60 or 35-70, ect. I think you're confusing that with raw 0-60 times. Unless you do actually have data on this, then I am wrong.rlm32 said:
All being equal, the short answer is 2 seconds faster. And when driving at highway speed, 2 seconds is an eternity, . And were not talking high speeds here, 0-60 mph is everyday speeds for most people, even with SUV's.
Last take on the topic? I feel the same, we can agree to disagree, somewhat. I saw somewhat because I really don't disagree with you on the power issue in the sense of HP. I too think that the LX could benefit from more than 230 hp. I just wanted to defend the statement about the LX being inadequate/sluggish in power emphasizing it's hefty torque rating.rlm32 said:This is my last take on this topic. I don't have to be a mathematician or engineer to know that its gonna be AT LEAST 2 seconds slower than my MDX. BTW, you don't have to look at Motor Trend to realize the lack of power of the LX470. Taken from the www.edmunds.com web site ( I know, they take bribes when they write their reviews, right?): "Power comes from a 4.7-liter V8 that creates 230 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. This V8 is one of the smoothest engines we've ever experienced. Still, we'd like Lexus to add a few horsepower to propel the 5,401-pound truck--".