No matter which way you look at it, moving from one apartment to another is never fun. I recently had to take on the arduous task of re-homing myself across town, and although I hired movers to take care of the bigger items like my furniture, I moved the smaller stuff. Fortunately, I had a 2022 Lexus LX 600 F Sport on loan for the week to help me and make my life a little easier.
The 2022 Lexus LX 600 has plenty of cargo room for all of your stuff
According to Lexus, the 2022 LX 600 F Sport I drove has 64 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. It’s hard to imagine how much stuff that actually fits based on the numerical value alone. But I was able to fit a couple of large boxes, a couple of medium-sized boxes, and a few blue bins filled with my stuff in the cargo area with the seats folded. Also, the second and third-row seats fold flat, making loading the boxes much easier.
The added plus is that there is a lot of vertical space, too, so I could have fit even more if I utilized the space more evenly. However, after climbing up and down three flights of stairs to load all of this cargo at least 10 times, I didn’t really care to add more. In that case, it’s safe to say I gave up on carrying my stuff before the Lexus did.
How does the Lexus LX 600 drive?
The Lexus LX 600 is a large three-row SUV, but it doesn’t drive like one. The steering effort is minimal, and despite the vehicle’s size, it didn’t feel unwieldy to drive. Its air suspension is well-sorted and can even raise and lower on the fly with the touch of a button, thanks to the Active Height Control. Needless to say, the LX 600’s 409-hp, twin-turbo V6 engine had no issues hauling all of my stuff across the city to my new home office.
Additionally, visibility out of all of the car’s windows and mirrors was exceptional, even when loaded to the gills. I only wish it had a digital rearview mirror, which comes in handy when you can’t see out the back of the car when the view is obstructed with cargo.
The LX 600’s safety aids came in handy
In addition to the Lexus LX 600’s copious amount of room and power, its safety aids came in handy for the haul. The blind-spot monitors helped me out when changing lanes on the highway, and the backup camera with the dynamic guidelines allowed me to reverse into my new garage without scraping the sides of the car. Of course, the panoramic view monitor helped with parking as well.
My only gripe is that the LX 600 can be a little tough for shorter occupants to get in and out of. It’s a tall SUV, so some occupants may need to rely heavily on the side steps, and interior door handles to hoist themselves into the car. Otherwise, the SUV’s tall ride height made loading and unloading my cargo easy. I just wish it could have carried the boxes down the stairs for me. Next time, I should probably have the movers do it instead.