The 2022 Lexus GX aims to be the glamourous camper’s number one choice on the market.

Unlike a vast majority of car-based SUVs, the GX is specifically built tough enough for off-road adventures.

Combine that rugged attitude with luxury features and styling and you get the GX.

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2022 Lexus GX Black Line Special Edition cockpit

2022 Lexus GX Black Line Special Edition cockpit

New For 2022 Lexus GX

A new Black Line Special Edition package can be added to the Premium trim.

It adds special 18-inch wheels, a black headliner, a black ash wood-trimmed steering wheel, unique bumpers, and dark chrome accents.

In addition, Lexus has added a new 10.3-inch infotainment system and more safety features to every GX across the lineup.

2022 Lexus GX Trims And Pricing

Lexus offers three main trim levels for the GX starting out with the base model.

It gets LED headlights, simulated leather upholstery, seating for seven, and more. Above that is the Premium trim with tri-zone automatic climate control, LED foglights, heated first and second-row seats, and automatic wipers.

So, buyers can add the new Black Line Special Edition package to the Premium. And at the top of the range is the Luxury trim with 19-inch wheels, a self-leveling adaptive air suspension, upgraded leather upholstery, and a power-folding third row.

Base $57,200

Premium $58,535

Black Line Special Edition $60,535

Luxury $66,710

Engines And Transmissions

There’s nothing complicated about the drivetrain in the 2022 Lexus GX.

Every single unit will come with a 4.6-liter V8 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a four-wheel drive.

The engine makes 301-horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque too which means that it won’t ever feel weak or underpowered.

Weights And Capacities:

  • Curb weight – 5,130 lbs
  • Towing capacity 6,500 lbs
  • Cargo volume
    • backseats up 11.6 cu.ft.
    • backseats down 64.7 cu.ft.

Fuel Economy Ratings

The V8 in the 2022 Lexus GX is a longstanding staple of the lineup.

While that serves its owner well with regard to reliability, fuel economy isn’t a strong suit.

With that in mind, it shouldn’t be too surprising to hear that the EPA rates the GX at just 15 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway.

2022 Lexus GX red interior second row backseats

Bench or captain’s chairs available for second-row

2022 Lexus GX – What’s It Look Like?

Off-road fans will love the look of the GX in large part because it perfectly blends iconic design cues.

To be clear, this SUV is missing nothing from its contemporary siblings. And at the same time, it creates a silhouette often associated with the most capable off-roaders to ever come out of Toyota and Lexus.

2022 Lexus GX Exterior Dimensions:

  • Length 192.1
  • Wheelbase 109.8
  • Height 74.2
  • Width 74.2
  • Track:
    • Front 62.4
    • Rear 62.4
  • Ground clearance 8.1

*All inches

Inside The 2022 Lexus GX

Unlike the vast majority of the Lexus lineup, the GX provides a very upright and truck-like seating position for its occupants.

The dash is wide and vast and visibility is excellent. Those who opt for the upper trim levels on the 2022 Lexus GX will appreciate the real wood accents and the heated and ventilated seating. Owners can specify a bench seat for the second row or a pair of captain’s chairs.

No matter what the conditions are outside, the interior of the GX is a quiet and serene place to spend time.

2022 Lexus GX Interior Dimensions:

  • Headroom 38/40.4/35.2
  • Legroom 41/34.1/29.3
  • Shoulder room 55.4/57.3/54.5
  • Hip room 56.5/55.2/43.1

*All inches front/rear

Infotainment And Connectivity

Every Lexus GX gets the same basic infotainment system, a 10.3-inch unit featuring both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

We don’t love the layout or the trackpad navigation so we’re hopeful that Lexus will add a larger more intuitive screen for 2023. In the meantime, Lexus has included Amazon Alex this year as well as SiriusXM satellite radio.

Those who want more technology can add a rear-seat entertainment package or a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.

2022 Lexus GX midsize SUV

192.1-inch length, 74.2″ width

Safety And Driver-Assistance

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has released scoring or data on safety regarding the 2022 Lexus GX at this time.

Nevertheless, we can be confident that advanced driver assistance technology like lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control are likely to help keep drivers safer.

Warranty And Maintenance Coverage

Every GX comes with a four-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty. It also has a six-year or 100,000-mile warranty.

Finally, Lexus covers the first year or 10,000-miles of maintenance.

 

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