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Is the 2022 Lexus LX 600 F Sport Handling the Right LX for You?


The Lexus LX has been totally redesigned for 2022, and the lineup has expanded to include nomenclature typically reserved for sporty coupes and sedans: F Sport.

The first-ever LX 600 F Sport Handling features the same engine found in every LX, but several performance and aesthetic upgrades make this trim unique within the LX lineup.

Power comes from a twin-turbo V6 producing 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive comes standard.

Pricing for the 2022 Lexus LX starts at $88,245, but the F Sport Handling model crosses the six-figure threshold, starting at $102,345.

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Let’s look at the unique touches that distinguish the new LX 600 F Sport Handling.

Sporty Appearance Package

The sporty appearance package is the most striking difference between the F Sport Handling model and other LX trims. The prominent spindle grille features a blacked-out mesh insert, and more tasteful black trim is placed throughout the body. It rides on 22-inch wheels with a dark gray metallic finish, and the black front brake calipers bear the “Lexus” name.

Performance Suspension

Lexus tweaked the suspension of the LX 600 F Sport Handling with performance dampers to make this big SUV more sure-footed without sacrificing its off-road capabilities. The sport-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension System offers 650 levels of damping and defaults to a lower center of gravity at highway speeds to improve aerodynamics and stability. Lexus claims this system can reduce body roll by almost 25 percent when detecting a sharp turn.

Torsen Limited-Slip Differential

A Torsen limited-slip differential improves traction and power delivery in some situations, while a rear stabilizer helps minimize body roll. This is still a 5,600-pound behemoth of a vehicle, mind you, but one that’s a bit more responsive and eager than anything else in the LX 600 lineup.

Sport Seats

Specially designed sport seats in the LX 600 F Sport Handling enhance hold against lateral G-forces without sacrificing luxurious comfort. You could go the conservative route with a black semi-aniline leather interior, but the F Sport Handling trim has a unique interior option. A 2-tone black and Circuit Red leather interior is exclusive to this trim, and it’s a nice touch if you’re going for a sportier look.

Hadori Aluminum Trim

Another unique interior detail to the LX 600 F Sport Handling is Hadori aluminum interior trim. The other trims of the new LX have multiple luxurious open-pore wood trim options. However, this exclusive aluminum trim brings a decidedly sporty look to this premium interior. According to Lexus, it’s inspired by a Japanese sword’s temper pattern.

If the new Lexus LX 600 F Sport Handling looks like the LX for you, find one for sale near you. If not, check out all five LX 600 trims.

 

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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