Lexus has launched the configurator for the 2022 LX and revealed U.S. pricing will begin at $86,900.
Set to arrive at dealerships in the first quarter, the 2022 Lexus LX is $30 less than its predecessor despite being completely redesigned.
The company didn’t release many exterior details, but the entry-level model will have a power rear door and 20-inch alloy wheels with a machined finish.
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Moving into the cabin, the five-seat LX 600 has Black or Palomino leather with black or brown open-pore wood trim. The front seats offer heating and power adjustment, and they’re joined by a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column.
Other highlights include a power moonroof, a ten speaker audio system, and a wireless smartphone charger. They’re joined by an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a 7-inch vehicle information display, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.
Drivers will also find the new Lexus Interface system, which features a 12.3-inch display and cloud-based navigation. The voice-focused infotainment system also has integrated Amazon Music as well as support for wireless Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.
On the safety front, there’s the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 suite of driver assistance systems. It features All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. They’re joined by Intelligent High Beams, a Blind Spot Monitor, a Panoramic View Monitor, a Multi-Terrain Monitor, and Intuitive Parking Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Braking.
Power is provided by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine, which develops 409 hp (305 kW / 415 PS) and 479 lb-ft (649 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel drive system with an electronic locking center differential.
This setup enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 6.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h). While the LX isn’t fast, it should be plenty capable off-road as it comes with Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control with Turn Assist. The model also boasts a standard towing package, which enables it to haul up to 8,000 lbs (3,629 kg).
Moving up the trim ladder is the $95,000 LX 600 Premium, which features heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated leather steering wheel. Buyers will also find a head-up display, thematic ambient lighting, and power folding third-row seats. Rounding out the highlights are an adaptive variable suspension and a power rear door with a kick sensor.
Customers looking for something sportier can opt for the $101,000 LX 600 F Sport Handling. It features unique bumpers and a mesh grille as well as 22-inch forged alloy wheels with a dark gray metallic finish. Buyers will also find illuminated door sills, semi-aniline leather seats, Hadori aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals.
While Lexus could have called it a day with the styling upgrades, they didn’t as the model comes equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, performance dampers, a unique rear stabilizer bar, and a limited-slip differential.
One step up is the LX 600 Luxury, which begins at $103,000 and eschews the F Sport’s dynamic touches. Instead, customers will find a heated leather and wood steering wheel, ventilated second-row seats, and rear sunshades. The model also boasts "one-touch auto-arrange power-folding seats," a 25-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, and 22-inch forged alloy wheels with a machined finish.
Lastly, there’s the range-topping LX 600 Ultra Luxury which starts at $126,000. It features an extravagant four-seat interior with two individual rear seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions. The rear seats recline and feature a power ottoman on the right side. They’re separated by a console and occupants will find a wireless smartphone charger and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 11.4-inch displays.
While the model is focused on back seaters, the LX 600 Ultra Luxury also comes equipped with a digital rearview mirror and active height control.
That’s just a brief glimpse at some of the LX’s features and we’ll also note the Premium and Luxury variants can be equipped with a $1,295 Appearance Package. It adds a matte gray grille, dark gray roof rails, black chrome accents, and black door handles as well as mirror caps.
You can check out the 2022 Lexus LX 600 configurator here.