2022 Lexus LX 600 F-sport - Review by Mark Fulmer
Executive Producer, Editor
THE AUTO CHANNEL
In the world of luxury three-row massive SUVs with six figure price tags packed with bells and whistles, the new from the ground up Lexus LX 600 F-sport has not gone the route of its competition by increasing its size. Instead, it has retained its size and eliminated some of its weight by redistribution which has enhanced its interior space utilization. The F Sport trim includes a torque-sensing limited-slip differential, leather seats, 22-inch wheels, and a 25-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.
No, there is no V8. Instead it has increased by 26 hp and 76 lb-ft by powering with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 producing 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. That is coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission with a four-wheel-drive system and adjustable low and high ranges. As you'd expect the ride is powerful, the cruising experience is exceptional and the engine/road noise is so quiet it's eerie. You sit at a height that allows the calming effect of being able to see over practically everything on the road, which is very beneficial with our freeways be populated by both inexperienced drivers and aggressive hotrodders. The driver assist cameras are very helpful when parking and other tight spots.
The driver and shotgun seat rider have comfortable spacious seating. The dual touchscreens are accompanied by plenty of buttons both on the dash and steering wheel. Everything feels premium and blend well with the surrounding leather and high-gloss plastics.
Front seats specs:
head room 37.8 in.
leg room 41.1 in.
shoulder room 61.4 in.
hip room 59.6 in.
The second row won accolades from passengers for comfort and roominess. The climate controls and window shades were equally applauded.
Rear Seat specs head room 38.9 in.
leg room 36.6 in.
shoulder room 58.8 in.
hip Room 58.8 in.
Power folding split-bench third row seats are only comfortable for kids or short folks.
The cargo capacity when all seats in place is 11.0 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity is 64.0 cu.ft.
The Lexus LX 600 continues its evolution in its category as a tall, good looking SUV with lots of amenities, and wonderful sound proof cabin.