Unlike the extremely popular car-based RX 300, the Lexus GX 470 ($44,925, plus freight and options) is rugged and designed for whatever demands its owners might require of it. However, that might actually limit its appeal to the mainstream luxury-SUV crowd. The GX 470 has a marvelously solid feel to the chassis and body, and its 235-horsepower V-8 supplies all the torque needed for even the most ardent driving enthusiast. The stunning interior and wonderfully comfortable seats, combined with Lexus’ reputation for quality, should make this SUV a top buyer’s choice. For more auto info, log on to www.insideautomotive.com.