Experts Disagree on the Best 2022 Lexus LX 600 Trim

According to critics, the 2022 Lexus LX 600 is one of the more popular full-size SUVs. It’s a safe, capable model with many standard features. For most people, buying the Lexus SUV or a competitor from Lincoln, Cadillac, or another automaker seems like the perfect option. However, any version of the 2022 Lexus LX 600 is a better option than expected. In fact, experts disagree on the best Lexus LX 600 trim. There are too many fantastic options to choose just one. Should you buy a Base, Premium, F Sport, Luxury, or Ultra Luxury?

The 2022 Lexus LX 600 lineup of SUVs. What comes with these models for over $100,000?
2022 Lexus LX 600 lineup | Lexus

According to Edmunds, the most popular 2022 Lexus LX 600 trim is the mid-tier F Sport. Starting roughly $14,000 higher than the base model, it’s surprising that most customers choose the more costly option. However, since the cheapest LX trim is nearly $90,000, anyone willing to spend that much can probably afford to hit $100,000. One of the biggest reasons for the F Sport’s popularity is the performance features.

For example, every F Sport has an aerodynamic body kit, a sport-tuned suspension, a limited-slip differential, and more. In addition, the Base model can only seat up to five people, while the mid-level trims, like F Sport, increase that number to seven with the third row of seats.

Edmunds recommends the LX 600 Premium

The interior of a 2022 Lexus LX 600 SUV for over $100,000.
2022 Lexus LX 600 interior | Lexus

Instead of the Base model or the most popular F Sport, Edmunds likes the 2022 Lexus LX 600 that fits right in the middle. Between the two is the Premium trim, starting at $96,345. As the final LX 600 version that costs below $100,000, it could be considered a bit more valuable. Edmunds says it’s the best trim because it comes with three rows of seating and the luxury features you’d expect from a luxury full-size SUV.

Features include adaptive suspension dampers, a hands-free liftgate, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, a power-folding third row, six USB ports, and a head-up display. All this, combined with the Base features, makes it feel worth the massive price tag. In addition to basics like Apple CarPlay, heated seats, and a wireless charging pad, the LX 600 gets the following standard driving aids:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure mitigation
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Automated parking system

Car and Driver think the Luxury trim is worth it

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Alternatively, the experts at Car and Driver have a different opinion. C/D recommends buying the Luxury trim, which is further up in the 2022 Lexus LX 600 lineup than the most popular model or Edmunds’ recommendation. Starting at $104,345, the Luxury model is the most expensive version of the LX 600 that isn’t the outrageously priced Ultra Luxury. Fortunately, it’s a three-row SUV and comes with enough equipment to make it worth your while.

C/D calls it the trim to buy because it “represents the best value.” Furthermore, the value is evident with features like soft-close doors, power-folding second-row seats, a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, ventilated second-row seats, upgraded leather upholstery, a 25-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, and a fridge in the center console.

What is the best 2022 Lexus LX 600 trim?

In conclusion, we find it difficult to disagree with Car and Driver. Unfortunately, every version of the 2022 Lexus LX 600 is expensive. As a result, that makes us more willing to spend big bucks for the best version of the full-size SUV. If the Luxury trim isn’t in your budget, we’d recommend a cheaper SUV altogether than going for a more affordable LX 600 trim. Even in its base form, the LX 600 is nearly $90,000, which is certainly too expensive for us.

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