If you are in the market for a full-size luxury SUV, look no further than the Lexus LX 600. This car is basically the classic Toyota Land Cruiser on steroids. Don’t think of the LX 600 just as a corporate transport vehicle meant to impress.
The LX is a little more rugged and family-friendly. Yet, it still has all the creature comforts and elegant styling of an upscale utility vehicle.
Engine and Performance
The Lexus LX 600 has an impressive 3.4-liter V6 engine with 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. All of this is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. In road tests, the LX clocked in at 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. That is actually impressive for such a large vehicle. It is also important to note that this car has a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds.
Interior and Cargo Space
I love the cabin of this SUV. The front cockpit is super cozy with quilted leather upholstery that wraps over the wide center console. The dashboard is also wrapped in leather. The second-row captain’s seats feature massage and a right-rear recliner with a sliding ottoman. The LX offers available power 50/50-split third-row seats that can be folded flat into the floor when more cargo space is needed.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The LX’s dashboard is decked out with 3 standard displays. There is an 8-inch screen for the gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch for the infotainment system, and a separate 7-inch screen for climate and vehicle controls. As is customary, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard in this car. Wireless charging is offered. There is a rear-seat entertainment system and Lexus offers a stereo upgrade to a 25-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system. That is an audiophile’s dream.
Safety and Driver-Assistance
A standard suite of driver-assistance features comes with the LX. The key features of this package include adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.
When it comes to luxury SUVs, the Lexus LX 600 is at the top of the list, right up there with the Cadillac Escalade and the BMW X7. The LX starts at $89,160 for the standard trim package. Many upgrades and options are available to customize this full-size SUV. Visit Lexus.com to build your own 2023 LX 600.