The Lexus NX is a compact luxury crossover with dramatic style; it comes with a smoother inside and a sharper outside. This comfortable vehicle has been refreshed, but it will be facing stiff competition from rivals who have similar or superior features. The Lexus NX enters its fourth year with a new model name for the gasoline version. Additional features and some mild upgrades in styling. Apart from the NX 200t being called the NX 300, the NX has also been upgraded with new features. The NX comes with a safety package that includes: standard adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, front collision mitigation and high-beam assist. The NX 300 has a 30 percent larger Remote Touch Interface pad, a more prominent screen display, and an adaptive suspension that dampers the F Sport variant.
What are the pros and cons of the Lexus NX?
The compact luxury crossover has beautiful styling, hybrid fuel economy, mildly sporty turbo performance as well as comfy, spacious front seats. However, you will notice that it has a fussy infotainment system, a gas mileage that is a little better than larger SUVs, a design that only targets a specific audience, it lacks Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and it can have road noise.
What should I know about the trim levels?
The NX 200t is now known as the Lexus NX 300; it now comes with front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive is standard for the NX 300h hybrid. The models reflect three trim levels: NX 300h hybrid, NX 300 F Sport and NX 300. The trim levels come with plenty of features thanks to the various options and packages.
If you purchase the NX 300, you will be treated with a brawny turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a quiet interior, and comfortable seats. In simple words, you will enjoy the services of a little luxury crossover with a comfortable "around-town" demeanor and with mini-RX 350 styling.
Does the Lexus NX come with anything new?
Apart from the NX 200t being called the NX 300, the NX has also been upgraded with new features. The NX comes with a safety package that includes: standard adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, front collision mitigation and high-beam assist. The NX 300 has been upgraded with a 30 percent larger Remote Touch Interface pad, a bigger screen display and adaptive suspension dampers for the F Sport variant.
What does it have to offer in the interior?
Passengers in the NX will enjoy tons of passenger space, but diminished cargo capacity hurts the utility of this crossover. We did not love the Remote Touch infotainment controller because it is complex; the touchpad lacks intuitive buttons and menus. Forward visibility is decent but the small rear window obscures the rearward view and the rear roof pillars.
Adults will enjoy plenty of headroom and legroom in the rear seats while the front seats also offer enough space for larger passengers. Getting in and out of the Lexus NX is easy. You will also notice that little rear windows make those quarters feel a bit more confining than they are.
Does the NX offer a special drive?
The Lexus NX 300 can barely cope with other new luxury crossovers when it comes to driver engagement and performance. However, most shoppers are likely to fall in love with this vehicle because it can be acquired easily and it is easy-to-drive.