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.
Prices exclude a $1,345 destination fee and H/T to Car & Driver