2015 Lexus NX Video Review | Edmunds

2015 Lexus NX 200t Video Review

  • This Lexus NX video review includes information about the NX 200t and the NX 300h hybrid, along with the F-Sport model. We discuss fuel economy, performance, interior quality, cargo space, passenger room and features like the Remote Touch infotainment system. For more information, read the 2015 Lexus NX 200t review and 2015 Lexus NX 300h review.

    There are two versions of the NX available. The NX 200t has a turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers class-competitive acceleration and fuel economy, but more notably, it's smoother and quieter than most turbo-4s. If you're used to V6 engines, you'll feel right at home.

    There's also an F-Sport version that adds different styling and a sport-tuned suspension. Unless you love the looks of it, though, we found the regular NX 200t to be impressively athletic for the segment, with a great balance between ride comfort and handling. Is it the best to drive in the class? No, but you probably won't be disappointed, either.

    The NX 300h is a hybrid. We found that it makes a lot of noise and isn't especially quick, but it's by far the most efficient compact luxury SUV.

    On the outside, the NX is roughly the same size as its primary competitors. Inside, there's more passenger space than you'd expect, especially in the back, where there's plenty of legroom behind a 6-foot driver and a generously reclining seat back. Up front, the seats drew rave reviews from our fellow editors.

    The cargo area is a different story. There's a generous amount of depth behind the backseat for groceries or some suitcases, but not much height, making it harder to load bulkier objects back there. If you have a big dog, forget about it.

    We were also less enamored with the revised Remote Touch electronics interface. We found that the old mouselike controller required too much attention and dexterity, and the new touchpad is even worse. None of our editors liked using it. That's a shame, because the rest of the cabin has a cool vibe that we frankly don't expect from Lexus, while still boasting the superb craftsmanship we do expect.

    So, the NX 200t and NX 300h represent yet another impressive compact luxury SUV that's worth a close look. But what do you think? Let us know and explore Edmunds.com for information.

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