It’s not often that a vehicle enters the market as a brand new model and its design isn’t changed much at all over the course of a few years. The Lexus NX is a vehicle that did just that as it came into the market in 2015 and hasn’t have many design changes at all. This is an SUV that might tell Lexus something about design such as having a single vehicle on its own platform rather than trying to adapt platforms to fit an entire lineup of models. Whether Lexus takes notice of that or not is irrelevant, the NX is a small luxury crossover SUV that has everything you want and need.
There are variants of the NX in the form of the 200t and 300h to give us some differences to choose from. This is an SUV that packs in the features in a way that makes a lot of sense for us to enjoy the ride and have the vehicle we want to drive. The NX is fun to drive and easily fits into your lifestyle and if you choose the hybrid model for your city driving, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the impressive performance it gives you.
In case you were wondering the 200t is a turbo model and the 300h is a hybrid version. The powertrain for the 200t is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers you 235 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to a CVT automatic that gives you great power at any level. This engine does require premium fuel to work efficiently.
The hybrid powertrain makes use of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine plus an electric motor. Using the CVT this engine offers you full power when you activate the kick down switch by flooring the accelerator. You’ll have 154 horsepower and 152 lb.-ft. of torque from the engine and a net output of 194 horsepower when you add the electric motors. The fuel mileage of this hybrid SUV gives you 33 city/30 hwy mpg and its only set up in AWD for you.
The Lexus NX can be an SUV that you forget is a luxury model until you step inside. This vehicle brings you power seats, dual-zone automatic climate controls, a leather wrapped steering wheel, the Lexus Display Audio system with a seven-inch screen, voice recognition software, LED interior lighting, LED taillights, low beam headlights, a Drive Mode Select function that gives you Normal , Eco and Sport functions to choose from and stability control.
Moving to the options on this SUV you’ll find that you can add a Navigation Package which offers you the Lexus Enform system, a Remote Touch Interface with a touch pad controller, a Leather package, a Comfort Package and a Premium Package which make it possible for you to have driver’ seat memory positioning, heated and ventilated front seats and much more. You can even have the NX set up in a sport mode with the F Sport trim which adds a sport tuned suspension to the vehicle.
For 2017 this SUV adds the benefit of the Scout GPS system which can be used with the non-navigation equipped Display Audio system and the NX 300h is only offered in AWD for this year. The design of the interior of the NX is one of the most appealing you’ll see on the market to have the look that you want to enjoy. This is a vehicle that makes a huge difference for you to have the ride that you want to enjoy on the road.
Are you looking for a great new luxury SUV that offers you the small and active size you want and the style you’ve been searching for? If so, the Lexus NX is a fantastic choice that’s full of impressive features, interior comfort, a glorious ride and the benefit of two engines that can make you love this vehicle even more. Come in and see your nearby Lexus dealer today and find out what makes this SUV so impressive. You can take a test drive that you surely won’t want to ever end, just drop the salesperson off at the door and drive away in your new Lexus NX to have the driving enjoyment you want.