I HAVE little sympathy for buyers of the 2022 Lexus LX 600 F Sport Handling. Anybody who plops down six figures for one of these woozy mammoths has got what’s coming to them. May the hotshot real estate agents who buy them never find a parking place. May barn owls disgrace Courtney’s open moonroof while she’s taking riding lessons.
Based on the freshly redesigned Toyota Land Cruiser heavy-duty SUV and powered by global trophy culture, the LX 600 F Sport Handling turns an already improbable creature—a body-on-frame SUV with locking diffs and a solid rear axle—into a fantastical beast of human folly: a chauffeur-driven luxury 4×4, with performance dampers and 22-inch wheels, brandishing a huge and crazy-making seven-bar chrome grille. That is so not me.