The 2024 Lexus LX is going to be one of the best full-size luxury SUVs. The vehicle will draw attention with its new styling, interior, safety, infotainment features, and of course, drivetrains options. Still, don’t expect a full carry-over. The Japanese manufacturer is going to prepare a novelty or two for its flagship SUV. Yes, that’s right. The LX 600 is the top model now with the Toyota Land Cruiser out of the US market. The Japanese manufacturer believes in the LX.
The SUV is all new for the 2023 season. That includes fresh styling, an updated interior, and more efficient engines. The big change happened under the hood. The 2024 Lexus LX 600 dropped a V8 engine. No, the new number in its nameplate is not unveiling displacement, nor the power outputs. The I-Force twin-turbo six-cylinder engine is now there to deliver even more power and torque. According to first impressions, the SUV kept superb off-road skills.
Previously, there were only two versions of the LX available for purchase – with two and three rows of seats. A seven-seat layout is standard. A high-end Ultra Luxury package cuts the third row and the middle bench. Instead, captains’ chairs maximize comfort for all four occupants. A bad thing about the all-new LX is the price increase. The base variant is now starting at $90k.
2024 Lexus LX Specs
A V8 was a powerful and reliable drivetrain. But also very thirsty. Even before the prices of gas went up, it was annoying to make stops too frequently to refill. So, the company replaced an old 5.7-liter displacement with a smaller unit. It is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. For the 2024 Lexus LX 600, it delivers 409 hp and 479 lb-ft. the same engine debuted on the Tundra truck, where it produces either 389 or 437 ponies. So, the new engine has more potential to show.
But, for the luxury SUV, this is enough. The company might go with some kind of a performance version in the future to compete with high-end German premium SUVs. But, that market is limited and Lexus wants to cement its place at the top of the full-size luxury class. A ten-speed automatic gearbox sends power to all four corners of the vehicle. The main problem, gas mileage, is somehow fixed. However, you can’t expect high outputs from a big and heavy SUV and superb fuel economy. But, those numbers are improved and the LX now sits at 17/22 mpg.
2024 Lexus LX Packages
There are more trim levels available for the 2024 Lexus LX 600, than before when we had the LX 570. The price is higher, but the list of features is much longer. The base SUV now gets a sunroof, heated front seats and navigation. Outside, we have 20-inch wheels. The center of the infotainment system is a dual screen with 12- and 7-inch displays. The audio system features 10 speakers for the base model.
The premium package adds adaptive suspension dampers for a more comfortable ride. Also, there are hands-free liftgate and heated steering wheel on this trim. Besides heating, front seats also feature cooling. The third row gets a power-folding mechanism. HUD is already available.
The 2024 Lexus LX 600 F Sport is definitely the most interesting model. A set of 22-inch wheels is one of the reasons. But, the special body kit will also draw attention and improve the ride. Sport-tuned suspension and limited-slip differential are notable upgrades that will enhance an overall drive impression. Upgraded leather, aluminum pedals, and a fridge are also options the F Sport brings to the table.
Luxury and Ultra Luxury Options
The F Sport is a unique package, but not the one with the most advanced options. the LX 600 Luxury builds up from the Premium version and adds 22-inch wheels, illuminated doorsills, soft-close doors, power-folding second-row seats with ventilation, genuine leather, and a superb Mark Levinson sound system with 25 speakers. The fridge is also available in the center console.
The 2024 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Premium leaves a few options, such as height-adjustable suspension, digital mirror, premium leather seats, a second-row entertaining system featuring a pair of 11-inch screens, extra USB ports, and power-adjustable second-row captain’s chairs. And yes, the seating capacity drops to 4.
2024 Lexus LX Prices
Without major changes, the price of the 2024 Lexus LX will stay put. Well, the company can’t make another bump, with the base offer starting significantly higher than before. The entry-level LX costs $90,000. Premium package adds $8,000 in features, and the most favorite F Sport breaks into the six-digit price realm. Luxury trim costs $105,000 and features the Ultra Luxury bundle is delivering will cost you at least $20,000. For that amount of money, we can consider buying Mercedes and BMW big rigs with high-performance V8 motors under the hood.