I would say the LC is now Lexus’ most “flagship” flagship vehicle 🤷🏻♂️
I also find this to be complete bullshit to start an article
“ From Cadillac, we have the Escalade, redesigned last year and armed with air springs and GM's Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance system. After a 31-year hiatus, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is back for 2022 in all its V-8-powered glory. Lexus also has a fresh model for 2022, the LX600, the upmarket counterpart to the Toyota Land Cruiser that U.S. dealerships no longer get. And Lincoln's refreshed Navigator is as plush as ever, now featuring a version of Ford's hands-free cruise control dubbed ActiveGlide.”
Naturally they mention the LX is related to the LC. No mention the Escalade is a fancy pick up truck Silverado and so is the Lincoln from a F-150. If you are going to mention one, mention them all.
Edit- the entire LX article all they talk about is the Land Cruiser. There is not a single mention the other brands also share with siblings. Not a single one.
So to hell with that article.
It reads like a promo for those other vehicles. It’s so blatant it’s nuts.
Unless something changed, which is unlikely following Landcruiser/LX, GX is Prado related. Prado is the only BOF SUV sold in Western Europe (should I count the (AMG) G Wagon?). For European roads and cities it is highly unlikely it will grow in size. See LC300 that remains basically the same size as LC200.Maybe GX will move up in size to Sequoia size? Cause technically that is also a X5/GLE/Q7 competitor but body on frame.
Lexus PR should just stop loaning out the LX to every stateside auto magazine; counterintuitive to the long ad philosophy of out of sight out of mind disaster outcomes they probably sell to the higherups for ad budgets.They did pick the worst LX trim to review. TBH I just don't understand the F-Sport. It's not like LX buyers care about how well a 2.5 ton SUV handles on mountain roads. It's a big missed opportunity to not market a "F-Sport Offroad" instead, and they already have all the engineering needed to make it (they already have LC300 GR Sport).
If I were Lexus PR, after seeing the first impression reviews, I would stop sending the F-Sport samples but the Premium with Appearance Package instead, because that seems to be the most well-received trim combination.
The LX was in last place by quite a large margin. Yes, it’s a niche vehicle in ways the others aren’t, but it is also Lexus’ fault for going with an, “Ok, this is good enough,” strategy when it really isn’t for the US market and this competitive set.
Unless you really wanted a Land Cruiser and can’t buy one anymore, the LX is not a very impressive vehicle for “full size” SUV shoppers.
Everyone in the USA was lamenting the loss of the Land Cruiser and looking forward to the LX, but turns out the Sequoia is the best version of them all and quite the underdog.
Slight rant but the accusations of the LX being almost tiny remind me of the McMansian syndrome with homes. I really don’t get the obsession with everything needs to be gigantic. If we needed a bigger hauler the Toyota Sienna or any van fits the bill much better anyway.
I’ve had 5/6 people and stuff in the LX. No one died. It might be tight but got the job done. We also go as a family of 3 in the LC or IS. I hear all the complaints there too and i’m like “is everyone 800lbs or something”. Shoot I’m 270 myself.
I mean we all know the LX is 200 inches long. Hell a MDX is now 198. The Escalade is 210 and I think 224 or so as a EXT.
As an article stated the LX wheelbase hasn’t grown in like 20 years. That is because as a true off roader it can’t get bigger.
We just have to wait for the rumored TX and then people will complain it’s too big lol
C'mon Mike. The Sienna is a great hauler for everyone BUT the driver and the co-captain. The seats are tiny and uncomfortable, there is scan leg room, way too much wind noise....I could go on. We have newer LX, Tundra and Sienna. The Tundra really doesn't get used now, but the problem is, they are all kind of lacking in certain departments.
If Toyota made a minivan with the front seats from the Tundra and with more leg room, and was much quieter at highway speeds and rode significantly better....then we'd own 3 Siennas instead of 3 different Toyota vehicles lmao.
I have used cushions for quite sometime now. Does wonders. I see what you are saying though.
i’m on a road trip now with 2 adults, 2 kids and our luggage and shopping. The LX is doing great.
I agree there isn’t a perfect vehicle. If we threw in the Sequoia, the issue is the rear doesn’t fold flat. And the rear seats aren’t much if any roomier than the LX to me. Odd.
Minivans are practical but vanity knows no boundaries lol.I always find it funny Americans really need a 3 ton vehicle the size of a boat with at least 400hp to transport three kids because they think minivans are not cool.
Then there is Japan where minivans are so cool the most sold vehicle for families of six is Toyota Noah that's smaller than a RAV4 and has 140hp.
At current fuel prices I don't think the obsession with full-size pickup and 3-row SUVs is sustainable. Hopefully this means minivans get fashionable again. Lexus LM is really really good at transporting people than any SUV I guarantee it.