I recently spent some time with the 2022 Lexus LX 600. I am going to get straight to the point on just what were the best features of this large Lexus SUV and a few features that queue up in the negative column. Here are the best and worst features of the 2022 Lexus LX 600…
Best: Infotainment/The Trackpad is Gone!
If you have read any of my car reviews on Lexus’ they are generally a positive experience with the exception of one item – the trackpad. I am happy to report that it is gone and to go along with it is a more up-to-date clean infotainment experience that you can tinker with from a 12.3-inch display.
Along with my love of updated infotainment, the interior is just a special place to be. That 12.3-inch display for infotainment and navigation and a 7.0-inch display for HVAC and off-road options are the shining stars of an interior you won’t want to leave.
Best: Spiritually a Land Cruiser
The 2021 Land Cruiser was sadly the last USA-based offering of the legend, but the good news is the mega luxury LX 600 carries on the Land Cruisers spirit.
Not only are you cocooned in the luxury bits and bobs mentioned above, but the LX 600 is more than capable in the offroad department. The ability to swap into 4LOW and the ability to raise and lower the height of the vehicle will more than help you traverse a hostile terrain.
Best: Exterior Styling
The 2022 LX 600 is a huge SUV, but it is a good-looking huge SUV. Very subjective, so I won’t touch too hard on this feature, but in my opinion, one of the best exterior features is seen from the inside – the aggressive front hood lines.
Worst: Drive Modes Don’t Change Much
The Lexus LX 600 has a bunch of drive modes: Comfort, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+, Custom, and Eco.
As a lover of drive modes in many vehicles as it can often give you multiple versions of your vehicle to experience for the price of one. Sadly, I did not get that vibe with the LX 600. Besides noticing a bit of a sportier throttle response in the Sport S and Sport + modes the only noticeable change is the gauge cluster color scheme changing.
Worst: Small Power Figure Gains to Lose a V8 For
Out goes the old 5.7 liter V8 you have gotten used to sitting in some of your favorite Lexus SUVs and in its place is a twin-turbocharged 3.4 liter V6. This new powerplant gives you 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque which is 26 more horsepower and 76 more torque than the old V8.
The torque is a pleasant change, but 26 horsepower is a negligible change and not worth losing a V8 in my opinion.