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2022 Lexus LX 600 Debuts As All-New 2022 Lincoln Navigator Rival

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The refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator was revealed back in August, coming in the heels of the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade, its chief rival. But now, another new luxurious full-size SUV has been unveiled, and it’s the 2022 Lexus LX 600, a long-awaited redo of a relatively ancient model. Much like how the Lincoln Navigator is derived from the Ford F-150, the 2022 Lexus LX 600 also shares a platform and powertrain with the recently-revealed 2022 Toyota Tundra and Toyota Land Cruiser, too.

Now that Toyota has discontinued the Land Cruiser in the U.S., the new LX is also a bit of a consolation prize for fans of that long-running model. The 2022 LX is far more luxurious than its Toyota-branded brother, however, and features unique styling and a fancier interior to boot in spite of the shared hardware underneath.

Those changes reportedly drop a whopping 441 pounds of weight from the 2022 LX over the outgoing model, though it retains body-on-frame construction and standard four-wheel-drive with a low range. The LX 600 is offered with one singular powertrain option for now – a twin-turbo 3.4L V6 that produces 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque – more than the outgoing naturally-aspirated 5.7-liter V8. The new turbo V6 is mated exclusively to a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Those that want a sportier LX can opt for the F Sport, which features a blacked-out grille and trim, as well as 22-inch wheels, unique damper tuning, and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential. However, the LX has always been known for its off-road capability, and that shouldn’t change, as the new model has the same approach and departure angles as the outgoing LX, an adjustable-height suspension, off-road camera views, and Lexus’ Multi-Terrain Select system with different drive modes.

The 2022 LX 600 is offered in Standard, Premium, Luxury, F Sport, and Ultra Luxury trims, each of which offers different seating options. The Standard LX 600 contains two-row seating for five occupants, while the Premium, Luxury, and F Sport come with three-row seating for seven with a flat-folding third-row. The Ultra Luxury features a pair of reclining bucket seats with a footrest in the back for those that prefer to be driven, not drive themselves.

Inside, the 2022 LX 600 features a 12.3-inch inch infotainment screen, a 7.0-inch touchscreen that controls Multi-Terrain Select modes and the HVAC system, and an 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster. Pricing for the new luxury SUV hasn’t yet been announced, but it will reportedly launch in the U.S. in Q1 of 2022.

We’ll have more on all of Ford and Lincoln’s competition soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Roy Chile’s

    The frontend is to square looks like Lexus took the headlights right out the Tundra. The interior looks nice LINCOLN 3.5 has the more powerful motor

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  2. CHUCK P

    That front end just doesn’t do anything for me.

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  3. Jeff

    Typical Lexus. Always behind in everything even in a brand new vehicle. And of course that grill😂 That pos doesn’t need one that large especially since the Grand Wagoneer with its 6.4 HEMI doesn’t need one. And now we’re moving on to tri panoramic sunroofs yet Lexus STILL has a small single pane sunroof and not to mention that infotainment system and the gauge cluster😬 that gauge cluster is so outdated and old and that touch screen is just a copy of Infiniti’s old system on the QX80 and it’s pathetic that people are making a big deal out of this. It’s a mid size body on frame SUV that no sane family would buy and it’s pathetic that Lexus mentioned that they finally got a touchscreen😂 I’m hoping the EV revolution will weed out Lexus cause they need to go and we all know how good Lexus is at innovating🙄

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  4. Simon

    How can you compare it to the Navigator? Sure it has all or more and better luxury features but try fitting an adult person in the 3rd row seat.

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