Pros: Expanded choices in five trim levels; impressive off-road capability; basic platform and infotainment interface are much more up-to-date than previous-gen LX
Cons: Steep pricing; polarizing styling; cargo space and third-row space aren’t as generous as some class rivals
CG Says: For 2022, Lexus completely redesigns its flagship SUV on an all-new platform. The 2022 Lexus LX gets new off-road-focused technology features, the new Lexus Interface infotainment system, and a more-efficient powertrain: A 409-hp turbocharged 3.4-liter V6 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous 383-hp 5.7-liter V8 and 8-speed automatic. The powertrain switch also brings about a name change: it’s now LX 600 instead of LX 570.
The 2022 Lexus LX 600 comes in five trim levels: Base, Premium, F Sport, Luxury and Ultra Luxury. The Base has a second-row bench seat for five-passenger capacity. The new-for-2022 Ultra Luxury features a four-passenger layout with reclining and massaging second-row captain’s chairs. The other models get a third-row seat for seven-passenger capacity. The new-for-2022 F Sport model is tuned for on-road performance via changes to the suspension and steering, as well as a limited-slip rear differential. It has its own grille and 22-inch wheels, along with unique interior touches.
New standard tech features include an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, and 7-inch climate-control touchscreen; enhanced voice recognition; wireless phone charging; and wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity. Available convenience items include a power liftgate, power moonroof, head-up display, 25-speaker stereo, and rear-seat entertainment system. An appearance package with black and gray trim is offered on Premium and Luxury trims.
The 2022 Lexus LX 600 retains the LX’s high level of off-road driving capability. Six selectable drive modes for varying terrain modulate engine, steering, braking and suspension behavior for different conditions. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian/bicyclist detection, lane departure warning with steering correction, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
The LX’s redesign brings a much-needed infusion of modernity to this resolutely old-school SUV, while retaining the rugged-yet-luxurious personality that has long been the LX’s trademark. Fuel efficiency has been improved as well, though some class rivals have a more buttoned-down feel on-road and offer better cargo space The very similar Toyota Land Cruiser has been redesigned along the same lines as the LX for the global market, but that vehicle has been discontinued in North America for 2022. With the expanded LX model lineup, Lexus hopes to attract Land Cruiser buyers as well as shoppers of other premium large SUVs.
|Class||Premium Large SUV|
|Body Style(s)||4-door wagon|
|Passenger Count||4 to 7|
|Drive Wheels||4-wheel drive|
|Nation of Manufacture||Japan|
|Base Prices||Base: $88,245|
F Sport: $102,345
Ultra Luxury: $127,345
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