2017 Lexus NX 300h
Features & Specs
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The 2017 Lexus NX 300h generally fits right into the compact luxury crossover SUV segment, but with the twist of being a hybrid. It's elegantly appointed, and just the sort of thing for getting through the day. Yet at the end of that day you're looking at gas bills you might otherwise associate with ownership of an economy car.
The NX 300h's powertrain combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a trio of electric motors. There's one electric motor that acts as a generator and charges the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack, another one that feeds the front wheels and one at the back that powers the rear wheels. The result isn't just virtuous fuel economy numbers, but a unique all-wheel-drive system built around those electric motors. Computers control all the various motors so that the dance between them is practically undetectable. Total system power is 194 horsepower.
There's just one trim level, but the 2017 Lexus NX 300h comes respectably equipped with features like LED headlights, power front seats, simulated leather upholstery and keyless ignition and entry. If you want more, the NX 300h can be further upgraded with four option packages: Luxury, Premium, Navigation and Comfort. The Luxury and Premium come with the most features, so if you want a fully loaded NX, make sure yours will have one or both.
Other individual options include forward collision warning and mitigation, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. As is expected of a modern luxury crossover, the electronic technology load is high. But you'll want to play around with the NX's available Remote Touch infotainment interface to see if it's to your liking. It can be distracting to use while on the move.
We've also found that the NX 300h isn't particularly quick and its interior is relatively tight, with little room leftover for cargo room. But if you're shopping for an affordable luxury crossover and want great fuel economy, too, the NX 300h is a great choice. Use the tools here on Edmunds and we'll guide you to a solid deal.
2017 Lexus NX 300h Overview
The 2017 Lexus NX 300h is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include , and 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
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