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The all-new 2022 Lexus NX looks much like the outgoing model, but beneath that familiar design is a raft of improvements. The cabin is completely transformed, with a more modern instrument panel, larger infotainment screen, and increased passenger space.
There are four powertrains available. The lineup includes a base engine that's less powerful than before, a stronger turbocharged choice, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. A 9.8-inch infotainment screen and wireless phone connectivity is standard, and there is an available 14-inch screen with the next-gen multimedia interface. An optional 10-inch head-up display is new, putting key travel information right in the driver's view. Lexus claims that head and legroom have increased for all passengers. Every 2022 Lexus NX comes with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite of active driver assistance features, including AEB with pedestrian detection.
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2021
The NX is a pleasant compact luxury SUV. Handling is responsive, and the ride is firm.
The cabin is quiet. The NX 300's 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder provides ample acceleration and delivers 24 mpg overall. The NX 300h hybrid gets an impressive 29-mpg overall, but it feels underpowered and tends to be noisy during acceleration or hill-climbing. Snazzy details lend the interior a high-tech appeal and anime style, but the cockpit is snug. Elbow room is a bit tight, and the styling compromises rear visibility and crimps cargo space. The fussy touchpad that's used to interact with the infotainment screen is frustrating and distracting to operate. FCW, AEB, BSW, and rear cross traffic warning are standard.
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2015-2020
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.
$37,025 - $44,300
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