2015 Lexus NX 200t SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I did nearly 6 months of research on AWD compact luxury SUV before deciding on the NX200t. Other vehicles I considered were the Acura RDX, BMW X1/X3, and BMW 328i GT. I read reviews, watched review videos on YouTube, and also test drove all of them at least 2 times. Each vehicle had their pros and cons and they all fit most of my needs but I finally decided on the NX200t based on these 4 important criterias: 1) Reliability/Dependability 2) Resale Value 3) Comfort 4) Manufacturing Origin in Japan. These four criteria are really what sets Lexus FAR apart from Acura and BMW. I've owned a lot of cars in the past 40 years and cars that are manufactured in Japan are the most reliable, nearly problem-free. Aside from reliability, resale value is always much much higher on a Lexus than other competitors. I want to know that I can resell the vehicle at a good price and with high desirability when I choose to upgrade in the future. As far as performance and design is concern, the NX200t is just as good if not better than the other vehicles I tried. The final piece that sealed the deal for me was the level of comfort. I bought the F-series and it has these bucket seats that just comfortably cuddles you throughout the drive. So much so that I actually enjoy driving long distance now. I'm a tall guy 6'2" and I find the back seats to be extremely roomy and comfortable as well. Better yet, the back seats can also recline for even more comfort. One thing I really wish I have in the NX200t is a moon roof or glass in the back, which all the other competitors vehicle have. But since I'm in the front driving and many of my friends who have a moon roof in the back says they don't open it 99% of the time, I decided it was fine not to have one. So, I hope this helps you in your research as well. It was definitely a lot of work but I must say I couldn't be any happier with my NX200t. One other thing to consider is the level of service you can expect when your car does need service. I have been to many different dealership brands for purchase and service and I must say Lexus dealerships services never disappoint. So I actually like taking my car into a Lexus dealership for service as I can also get a brand new loaner so I can try out some of the newer Lexus models.
2015 Lexus NX 200t SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
This is a peppy, robust car with beautiful handling it leaves you feeling in total contact with the road. But it doesn't have that riding on a cloud feel that you had in your mom's RX. Rough roads can feel harsh. Cargo space is limited, and I wouldn't recommend if you really need to haul things. Great fun to drive!