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The redesigned NX may look similar to the previous model, but it has evolved beneath the surface. We think the hybrid, badged the NX350h, is the best version with its 38 mpg overall fuel economy.
The NX's handling is responsive though short of sporty, while the ride is firm but mostly comfortable. The snazzy cabin is impeccably furnished, however the interior is narrow and outward visibility is hampered by thick roof pillars and small windows, particularly toward the rear. A new touch-screen infotainment system replaces the previous NX's fussy touchpad setup. But, we’re bothered by the NX's frivolous electronic interior door releases, unintuitive gear selector, and the low center dash vents. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard. All NXs come standard with FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, RCTW, LCA, LDW, LKA, ACC, and automatic high beams.
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2015-2021
2015 Redesign Year
Lexus finally enters the luxury compact SUV market with the Toyota RAV4-based NX. Lexus's first turbo engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic, works well and delivers 24 mpg overall.
The NX 300h hybrid uses a 194-hp engine with a CVT, and its 29 mpg overall makes it the most fuel efficient SUV we've ever tested. The NX delivers a sportier, less cushy driving experience than the larger RX. The interior is adorned with nice stitching but some cheap touches are evident, and the cabin is very tight, with compromised visibility. The dash gets a multipurpose center screen controlled by a fussy touchpad that requires a distracting level of focus to manipulate. Changes for 2018 included standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Changes for 2020 include standard Android Auto compatibility.
$38,650 - $47,800
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$35,650 - $44,100
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$32,525 - $37,900
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$30,375 - $35,075
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$28,225 - $31,125
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$24,325 - $28,175
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$23,175 - $26,025
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