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2023 Lexus LX Review, Pricing, and Specs

Overview

The Lexus LX is a large, modern, full-size luxury SUV that hasn’t sacrificed its off-road toughness. Based on the new Toyota Land Cruiser, which is no longer offered in North America, the LX600 is powered by a 409-hp twin-turbo V-6 with a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Rivals like the BMW X7 and Cadillac Escalade offer a greater experience with a more adult-friendly third row, but the LX600 has other virtues. Instead of cold and corporate, it’s made for people who don’t mind getting sand between their toes. The LX600 is the epitome of gliding, with a supple ride, adjustable air suspension and comfortable seats. But its sturdy body-on-frame construction and Land Cruiser DNA make it a luxury SUV that likes to go where the dirt is.

What’s new for 2023?

Lexus delivered an all-new generation LX last year and isn’t making any major changes to it or 2023.

Prices and which one to buy

LX600

$89,160

LX600 Premium

$97,110

LX600 F Sport handling

$103,370

$105,110

LX600 Ultra Luxury

$129,250

We think the Luxury trim represents the best value here—value is a relative term when you’re talking about six-figure SUVs—as it adds niceties like semi-aniline leather upholstery, a Mark Levinson stereo system, and attractive 22-inch wheels, among other features. If you’re looking for luxury that rivals the Range Rover or top-spec models from BMW and Mercedes, you’ll want to go with the Ultra Luxury trim, but that limits the cabin to just four seats.

Engine, transmission and performance

The LX600 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 engine that produces 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are both standard. This power source was introduced in the new Toyota Land Cruiser, which shares its mechanical underpinnings with the LX. Given Lexus’ penchant for hybrid powertrains, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a gas-electric setup under the LX’s hood, similar to the one found in the 2022 Tundra pickup truck, but so far the company only offers this non-hybrid powertrain. On the road, the twin-turbo V-6 provide enough power as well as a refined nature that is suitable for a luxury vehicle like the LX. In our testing, the LX600 managed a 6.1-second zero-to-60 mph time, which should be more than enough for most drivers. Most models deliver a compliant ride, but those swooning over the F Sport model and its more aggressively tuned suspension will have to put up with some ride harshness.

Towing and payload capacity

Every Lexus LX600 has an impressive towing capacity of 6000 pounds.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The LX600 earned fuel economy ratings of 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway from the EPA, but we didn’t have a chance to test it on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route. For more information on the LX’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, comfort and cargo

Inside, the new LX’s luxury makeover is evident, starting with a wide center console between the front seats that creates a cozy cabin environment. Quilted leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped dashboard, wood trim and smoked chrome accents give the LX an upscale look and upscale vibe. The entry-level Standard trim has room for five transverse doors in two rows of seats; the Premium, Luxury and F Sport trims come with a third row of seats that increases passenger capacity to seven. The top-spec Ultra Luxury model is only offered as a four-seat layout, with twin captain’s chairs in the second row shared by a center console, plus rear-seat entertainment screens and wireless smartphone charging capability.

Infotainment and connectivity

The LX’s dashboard comes with three standard screens: an 8.0-inch screen for the gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch for the infotainment and a separate 7.0-inch screen for climate and vehicle controls. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard. Wireless charging is offered, and Lexus says audiophiles can upgrade the stereo to a 25-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system — if they’ve sprung for either the LX Luxury or LX Ultra Luxury trim.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

A range of driver assistance features are standard on the LX and include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. For more information on the LX’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Cover

The LX comes with the same warranty package as all other new Lexus models, including a year of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

  • Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 6 years or 70,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for 1 year or 10,000 miles

Specifications

Specifications

2022 Lexus LX600
Vehicle Type: Front Engine, Four Wheel Drive, 4–7 Passenger, 4 Door Wagon

PRICE
Base/As Tested: $88,245/$127,940
Ultra Luxury base price: $127,345; Manganese Luster premium paint, $595

ENGINE
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 210 inches33445 cm3
Power: 409 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

TRANSMISSION
10-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: control arms/live axle
Brakes, F/R: 13.9-in ventilated disc/13.2-in ventilated disc
Tires: Dunlop Grandtrek PT5A
F: 265/50R-22 112V M+S Extra load
R: 265/50R-22 112V M+S Extra charge

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 112.2 inches
Length: 200.6 inches
Width: 78.3 inches
Height: 74.6 inches
Passenger volume: 109 ft3
Cargo volume: 41 feet3
Curb weight: 5901 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 6.1 sec
1/4-mile: 14.6 sec @ 96 mph
100 mph: 15.7 sec
130 mph: 31.4 sec

Results above leave 1 foot deployment of 0.4 sec. away.
Roll start, 5–60 mph: 6.6 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.4 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.4 sec
Fastest speed (C/D east): 130 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 194 ft
Road holding capacity, 300-foot skid road: 0.73 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 17 mpg

FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 19/17/22 mpg

C/D TEST EXPLAINED

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