Lexus NX

Lexus NX SUV information: everything you need to know about the mid-size premium SUV if you own it, are thinking of buying one or want to know more. Click the links below for more details on CAR magazine’s news, reviews, scoops and spy shots of the Lexus NX SUV.

Background

The Lexus NX is the mid-sized SUV in the Japanese brand’s range, sitting in between the larger RX and smaller UX. It’s available as an all-wheel drive hybrid only, badged NX300h, after removing the turbocharged petrol NX200t variant from the range in 2018.

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As consumers can’t get enough of the compact SUV market, the Lexus NX is quite a zeitgeisty kind of car and one that really appeals in the market. The most crucial point is that of the design – it’s striking and truly different from other mid-sized premium SUVs on the market. Plus, unlike some other hybrid cars in the Toyota/Lexus family, it’s hard to fault the driving experience: it’s relaxed, refined and comfortable on the move – well-judged for this kind of customer. Does it thrill on a back road? Nope. But you’ll simply have to look to BMW and elsewhere if that’s your thing. We suspect for most buyers, the NX will do just the ticket. Especially as it packages the company’s hybrid powertrain to such good effect.

The one we’d buy

There’s only one – the NX300h

The one we’d avoid like the plague

No weak links here

Rivals to consider

Audi Q5, BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60

For

Neat, sophisticated, the right size for the market needs, drives well

Against

Design won’t appeal to all, some fiddly interior bits

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