lexus recently released the online configurator for the new 2022 lx600, so naturally we set out to build our ideal versions of this luxury version of the 300-series land cruiser. although there's only one powertrain available, the lx600 is offered in a variety of trim levels and configurations ranging from the two-row base model to the f sport to the four-seat ultra luxury model. while each of our editors chose different trim levels for various reasons, you'll notice that two of them gravitated to the same distinctive exterior color. let us know how you'd spec your own personal lx600 in the comments below.
dan edmunds’ $97,860 lx600 premium
i won’t buy an off-road vehicle unless going off-road is part of the plan. i’m gutted we’re not getting the new 300-series land cruiser, but the lx600 can be had in a similar configuration. i’ve chosen the premium model, the second tier in the five-rung price ladder. this trim lacks automatic height control, which gets in the way of aftermarket suspension mods, and it also offers the $1295 appearance package that blacks out the exterior trim and that massive grille. crucially, this package is a prerequisite for the no-cost 18-inch wheels and tires i’d want for the benefit of having actual sidewalls. i’ve chosen nori green because i’m in the “anything but monochrome” camp, and i skipped the interior upgrade package. the standard leather and open-pore wood setup is attractive, and i’d rather have a center console than a cool box. add another $220 for all-weather mats, and my spec comes out to $97,860. my only regret: i wish i could have added these options to the base model, because its two-row seating offers more cargo capacity than the three-row premium.
caleb miller's $107,745 lx600 f sport
for my 2022 lx600, i started out by choosing the f sport handling trim, which starts at $102,345 and adds a torsen limited-slip differential, stealthy dark gray 22-inch wheels, and most importantly, blacks out the gaping grille. i chose the $595 manganese luster paint to match the rims and went for the black semi-aniline leather interior, since the circuit red option clashed with the subtle exterior. i rarely drive without listening to music so i added the 25-speaker, 2,400-watt mark levinson surround sound system for $2660. i also selected active height control for $1300 to ease ingress and egress from this behemoth of an suv. i also threw in an all-weather cargo mat ($175) and all-weather floor liners ($220) to keep the interior clean in the michigan winter, when you invariably end up tracking snow, salt, and other grime into your car. i also splurged on illuminated cargo sills, because i’ll admit i’m a sucker for light-up gimmicks. paint protection film by 3m for $450 rounded out the options, bringing my lx600 f sport handling trim to a total of $107,745.
connor hoffman's $88,245 lx600 base
have you ever seen a lexus lx set up for overlanding? if you haven't, head over to google and search it. i've spent hours daydreaming about lx builds, so i'd get a base model because i don't need adaptive dampers, luxurious interior features, or 22-inch wheels. i'll be cutting off the bumpers, redoing the suspension setup, adding wheels and tires, and opting for all the rest of the off-grid accessories anyway. that leaves me at the lx600's starting price of $88,245, and it's staying there since i'm only choosing nori green pearl paint and black leather interior. picture something like this as the finished product, but in green.