The all-new 2022 Lexus LX is finally here.
And it delivers crazy off-road ability with equal luxury. Albeit tight space for the backseat riders.
So, a single drivetrain covers the entire lineup. And provides more grunt than ever before.
Here in the US, we won’t see the LX’s Toyota sibling Land Cruiser. That’s traditionally been the non-luxury version of Lexus LX.
But the 2022 Lexus LX shares that same platform. While offering more luxury.
So the 2022 Lexus LX provides a ground-up redesign. Including more luxury and off-road capability than ever before from the brand.
2022 Lexus LX Trims And Pricing
The base trim for the Lexus LX has no extra moniker. So it’s known only as the Lexus LX. And it delivers 20-inch wheels, heated front seats, and a dual-screen infotainment system.
The top screen is 12.3-inches and the lower one is 7-inches. And the Premium trim level is next and it gets adaptive suspension dampers. Plus a hands-free liftgate and ambient interior lighting. Additionally, ventilated front seats, and a heads-up display.
For those who want a little more athleticism. The F Sport Handling trim offers 22-inch wheels. A sport-tuned suspension, limited-slip differential, plus upgraded leather upholstery. Also, a fridge in the center console.
A Luxury trim builds off of the Premium trim with its own unique 22-inch wheels. Then the second-row seats get ventilation. Further, a 25-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system.
At the very top of the lineup is the Ultra Luxury. It’s a stunning sport-ute. With a height-adjustable suspension. Premium leather upholstery. Power-adjustable second-row chairs. A rear-seat entertainment system. Even a backseat wireless charging pad.
2022 Lexus LX – Trims & MSRPs:
Base – $88,245
Premium – $96,345
F Sport – $102,345
Luxury – $104,345
Ultra Luxury – $127,345
Engines And Transmissions
Every 2022 Lexus LX comes with a twin-turbocharged V6. Making 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. And it sends that power to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Weights And Capacities:
- Curb weight 5,665 lbs
- Towing capacity 8,000 lbs
- Cargo volume
- backseats up 11 cu.ft.
- backseats down 71 cu.ft.
Fuel Economy Ratings
According to the EPA, the 2022 Lexus LX gets 17 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway. That might sound low but this is a huge vehicle so in that lens, it does well.
2022 Lexus LX – What’s It Look Like?
The LX is a big boxy SUV with very few curves on it.
A sharp new grille signifies this model’s position as the flagship of the family. The angular end at the back hides the huge cargo volume too.
And the Lexus LX can look tall and off-road ready. Or it can ride low and sleek for long highway road trips. That’s thanks to high-end air suspension.
- Length 200.2 to 200.6
- Wheelbase 112.2
- Height 74.2
- Width 78.35
- Front 66.0
- Rear 66.0
- Ground clearance 8.27
Inside The 2022 Lexus LX
So, it might have taken a long while to get this generation of the LX. But it sure feels worth that wait.
The first and second rows feel akin to being in first class on an airplane. Even the third row, while not as spacious, is a lovely place to spend time.
Even the materials used throughout the cabin are rich and luxurious. Realizing how comfortable passengers can be in this SUV can be strange. Because extreme off-road trails are almost never driven with such elegance.
2022 Lexus LX Interior Dimensions:
- Headroom 37.8/38.98/38.78
- Legroom 41.1/36.6/33.8
- Shoulder room 61.4/58.8/56.1
- Hip room 59.6/58.8/49.0
*All inches front/rear
Lexus LS Infotainment And Connectivity
The infotainment systems in the LX include up to six different screens. And as much functionality.
Drivers get to use three of them. Including an 8-inch digital gauge cluster. Along with a dual-screen central infotainment system.
And it’s one of the best systems we’ve ever seen. That goes for Toyota or Lexus. Because of its great user interface and quick response times.
Plus, second-row passengers can have three more screens. Including dual infotainment screens and a central climate control system.
Also available is a 25-speaker premium audio system. So, there’s no shortage of excellent technology.
Safety And Driver-Assistance
Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has yet to release safety score information on the LX. Yet, we like the inclusion of adaptive cruise control. Plus, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and automated emergency braking. But we also expect that in 2022.
Warranty And Maintenance Coverage
Every LX gets a four-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty. Along with a six-year or 70,000-mile powertrain warranty. Plus, Lexus includes a year or 10,000 miles of complimentary maintenance.
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