Competes with: Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Lincoln Navigator
Looks like: The outgoing LX 570 with a new grille and bigger wheels
Powertrains: 409-horsepower, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 10-speed automatic transmission; four-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: First quarter 2022
The rugged Toyota Land Cruiser isn’t long for this world, or at least for the U.S., but its upmarket cousin, the Lexus LX, returns with a complete redesign for 2022. The fourth-generation LX 600 rolls out with an all-new platform shared with the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra and the global (but not stateside) version of the next-gen Land Cruiser. (Lexus is Toyota’s luxury division.) The 2022 LX also benefits from a new powertrain, off-road features and tech to conquer the unbeaten path or — in most cases — shuttle large families around town.
Toward that end, the 2022 Lexus LX 600 will seat four to seven occupants, depending on trim level. Those trims are the Standard, Premium, Luxury, Ultra Luxury and F Sport; the Ultra Luxury and F Sport are new. The Ultra Luxury will be the only model with a four-seat configuration, while the Standard will come with two rows to seat five. The Premium, Luxury and F Sport will feature three rows to seat seven. The new LX will arrive in the first quarter of 2022, and we expect pricing to be announced closer to its release.