Lexus NX – Review, Specs, Pricing, Features, Videos and More Staff
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Price$39,755 - $58,955
Engine2.5-liter 4-cylinder / 2.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder / 2.5-liter 4-cylinder + hybrid / 2.5-liter 4-cylinder + plug-in hybrid
Power203 hp / 275 hp / 240 hp / 304 hp
Torque184 lb-ft. / 317 lb-ft. / N/A / N/A
DrivetrainFWD / AWD

Choice is the name of the game as there’s a Lexus NX for nearly everyone. Folks looking for a gasoline propelled unit have their choice between naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinders. If a hybrid is required, there are two of those as well. One a traditional hybrid and the other of the plug-in variety.

The NX is also available with a multitude of drivetrains, including front-wheel drive, traditional all-wheel drive, and electronic all wheel drive.

BMW X1 vs Lexus NX 350h Comparison

They grow up so fast. It’s a battle of two different takes on the small luxury SUV: the BMW X1 vs Lexus NX350h.

The BMW X1 rolled onto the scene right near the end of the aughts. Here was a tiny high-rider on the vaunted 3 Series platform, essentially a Touring with altered proportions. The sophomore effort migrated to a front-drive Mini platform, which offended “enthusiasts” but made plenty of sense given the sub-compact space it competed in. Now here comes X1 version 3.0, again on a front-biased platform but growing in size and premium feel, enough to challenge the next class up.

That class includes the Lexus NX, which enjoyed a move to a second generation just a year ago. Slightly smaller than the X3 with which it competes, the NX is one of our preferred front-biased choices in this crowded segment. It’s handsome, easy to drive, feels properly luxurious and—in the hybrid form here—is very easy on the wallet in day-to-day activities.

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2022 Lexus NX 450h+ First Drive Review: Plugged-In Progress

You’re going to hear a lot of happy car journos today.

Never mind the new platform, the improved ride, or Lexus’ first plug-in hybrid. The biggest news about the 2022 Lexus NX lineup is the luxury brand mercifully ditching the infotainment touchpad. The skies parted, the sun shone a little brighter, and little winged people sang.

But make no mistake: you should pay attention to all those other changes, too. As the NX has matured into its second generation, it offers a more cohesive compact luxury crossover package.

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2022 Lexus NX First Drive Review: See Ya Later, Touchpad

“Lethargic performance is the price you pay for the solidity and economy this vehicle offers.”

To correct my esteemed colleague: many thousands of dollars is the price you pay for the solidity and economy of a Lexus NX. Lexus is not the first brand to be associated with things like excitement, driving pleasure, history or character. As Toyota’s premium badge, it is associated with reliability, build quality and safety…but it’s 2021 and so is just about every other leading brand.

Lexus has spent the last decade trying to shake that image. Lexus models used to be developed by independent engineers and teams working on individual models and the result, says Lexus Marketing VP Vijay Shahani, was “a bunch of different vehicles that felt different … there was no cohesive driving signature.” To change this, behold the “Lexus Driving Signature,” whose acronym LDS should play well in the Utah market.

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Lexus NX350h vs NX450h+ Comparison: Do You Really Need a Plug-In Hybrid?

It’s a question we get asked often: is a plug-in hybrid better than a regular hybrid? With the Lexus NX350h vs NX450h+, the answer is: it depends.

The compact Lexus NX is one of the few vehicles out there available in both regular hybrid and plug-in hybrid forms. The number of options in the luxury SUV space is fewer still. Both options offer improved fuel economy, but how they realize those gains are subtly different.

Is it ease of use and a lower price of entry you’re after? How about performance, and the promise of near-silent errand runs? There’s no wrong answer here, but it requires being honest about your luxury SUV priorities. During this year’s Automobile Journalist Association of Canada’s EcoRun 2022 event, we were able to sample both flavors of the Lexus NX back-to-back. Here’s what we found.

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Lexus NX vs Acura RDX and Rivals: How Does it Stack Up?

Lexus has finally revealed the 2022 NX crossover, and it looks like a far more serious competitor in a ruthless segment.

Not that the current model wasn’t a sales success. Even in its twilight years, and in the middle of a pandemic, the NX racked up 55,784 sales in America through 2020, and an additional 6,954 examples in Canada. That puts it right near the top of the class on either side of the border, and makes the NX a very important model for Lexus.

To that end, Lexus hasn’t rocked the boat with the design of the second-gen NX. More important are the changes under the hood and in the cabin. Lexus will be offering no less than four different engine options for the 2022 NX, including a more powerful turbo motor and the brand’s first plug-in hybrid. Meanwhile, the NX will feature an expanded suite of driver assists and a wholly revamped infotainment setup, with a massive 14-inch touchscreen available. You can dive into all the juicy details in Chris Tonn’s in-depth 2022 Lexus NX preview article.

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Lexus UX vs NX: Which Small Crossover is Right For You?

So you want a small luxury crossover that’s reliable and not too pricey to operate and maintain? It sounds like you’re in the market for either the compact Lexus NX or the subcompact Lexus UX.

Now that we’ve whittled your search down to two vehicles, it’s time to determine which of these is better suited to your needs. Both the Lexus NX and Lexus UX have 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, CVT transmissions, and modern styling, so how do you know which is ideal for you?

That’s where we come in. In this article, we’ll compare the Lexus NX and Lexus UX across a wide variety of parameters including styling, powertrains, fuel economy, pricing and more, leaving you with a better understanding of what sets them apart and hopefully arming you with enough knowledge to make a confident decision at the dealership.

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Detailed Specs

Price$39,755 - $58,955
Engine2.5-liter 4-cylinder / 2.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder / 2.5-liter 4-cylinder + hybrid / 2.5-liter 4-cylinder + plug-in hybrid
Power203 hp / 275 hp / 240 hp / 304 hp
Torque184 lb-ft. / 317 lb-ft. / N/A / N/A
DrivetrainFWD / AWD
Transmission8AT / eCVT
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)22-41 mpg / 28-37 mpg / Plug-in 84 MPGe
Cargo Capacity (behind 2nd row)22.7 cu ft. Staff Staff

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