The 2023 Lexus LX 600 receives a few detail changes following last year's total redesign. A heated steering wheel is now standard, and the available rear entertainment system gets screen covers. The Ultra Luxury trim picks up Takanoha wood interior trim.
Choosing Your Lexus LX
The LX continues in five trim levels: LX 600, LX 600 Premium, LX 600 F Sport Handling, LX 600 Luxury, and LX 600 Ultra Luxury. Pricing starts at $90,660 including destination and tops out at $130,750 for the Ultra Luxury.
Every LX carries a twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel drive with terrain selection and a 10-speed automatic transmission complete the mechanical setup. According to EPA estimates, the LX manages 17 miles per gallon city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 combined.
The LX is rated to tow up to 8,000 pounds.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The LX's seating configuration varies by the trim level. The base LX seats five in two rows. The Premium, F Sport Handling, and Luxury add a two-person third row for a seven-passenger capacity. The Ultra Luxury seats four in plush surroundings.
The two-row base LX provides 46 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, whereas the two-row Ultra Luxury offers 41 cubic feet. Both models can accommodate up to 71 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
On three-row models, there are 11 cubic feet behind the third row, 46 cubic feet behind the second, and 71 cubic feet with both rear rows down.
Nearly all important driver assistance features are standard on the LX. Every model gets adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, emergency steering assist, intersection assist, automatic emergency braking, and surround-view cameras with an under-vehicle view. The Premium and above also come with a head-up display.
The standard infotainment system for the LX includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, navigation, satellite radio, wireless phone charging, six USB ports, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 25-speaker Mark Levinson sound system is available on the Premium and F Sport Handling for $2,600 — and standard on the Luxury and Ultra Luxury.
The Luxury can get a dual-screen rear entertainment system ($2,240), which is standard on the Ultra Luxury.
The only five-passenger LX comes with leather upholstery, a 10-way power driver's seat and an eight-way power passenger seat, heated front seats with memory, a power-adjustable steering wheel, wood interior trim, and a sunroof. Other features include a power liftgate, wiper de-icers, headlight washers, crawl control, and 20-inch machined-finish alloy wheels. There are no options for the base trim.
The Premium adds a power-folding third row, plus an adaptive suspension system, a hands-free power liftgate, ventilated front seats, ambient interior lighting, and a head-up display. The $670 Interior Upgrade Package provides semi-aniline leather upholstery, ventilated second-row outboard seats, and a refrigerated compartment. The available Appearance Package ($1,295) tosses in matte gray and black exterior trim, plus 18-inch matte gray wheels as a no-cost option.
The F Sport Handling features a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, a Torsen limited-slip differential, 22-inch dark gray wheels, and more aggressive front and rear fascias. The interior gets aluminum trim and the Interior Upgrade Package as standard. Active vehicle height control becomes available for $1,300.
The Luxury reverts to the Premium's suspension and wood interior trim but gains 22-inch forged machined-finish wheels and the 25-speaker Mark Levinson system. The rear entertainment system becomes available, and buyers can still opt for active height control and the Appearance Package.
The four-passenger Ultra Luxury features deep-reclining and massaging individual rear seats with a center console and a powered ottoman on the right side. Other amenities include quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, rear overhead vents, Takanoha wood trim, and the dual-screen rear entertainment system. Active height control is also standard. There are no options for the Ultra Luxury.
The 2023 Lexus LX is luxurious and capable no matter how it's equipped. An upgrade to the Premium is necessary to get three rows of seating — or the F Sport or Luxury if your taste and budget head in either of those directions. The Ultra Luxury makes sense only if your chauffeur does the driving.