Excellent interior quality; roomy rear seat and cargo area; reasonable starting price; fantastic Lexus reputation for service and reliability
So-so powertrains; pricey hybrid variant; no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
A couple of different exterior paint choices, plus a new design of optional 18-inch alloy wheels. And a smartphone-based navigation app called Scout GPS Link is now standard. See the 2017 Lexus NX models for sale near you
If it has to be a hybrid, we won't deter you. But before pulling the trigger, consider the other possibility of going for the NX 200t and then adding a few options like a power tailgate and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Find a Lexus NX for sale
The 2017 Lexus NX comes in two versions differentiated by drivetrains: the turbocharged NX 200t and the hybrid NX 300h.
The NX 200t ($36,060) has 17-in alloy wheels, keyless entry/ignition, automatic LED headlights, LED brake/fog/running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a cargo cover, a rearview camera, a 4.2-in TFT driver display, Bluetooth, a 7-in central display screen, Siri-based voice controls for drivers with iPhones, an 8-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, an auxiliary input and a USB/iPod interface.
The NX 200t F Sport ($38,160) brings 18-in alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, sport seats, paddle shifters, aluminum pedals, a black headliner and door mirrors, plus various other cosmetic additions.
All-wheel drive is an extra $1,400.
Aside from its hybrid drivetrain, the NX 300h ($40,695) offers the same equipment as the NX 200t, along with a power-adjustable steering wheel.
There's a wide array of options, ranging from 18-in alloy wheels and a power sunroof to heated/ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, a power lift gate, power-folding rear seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation, wireless smartphone charging, parking sensors/assistance and adaptive cruise control.
There's no F Sport variant of the NX 300h.
Cargo space behind the NX 200t's rear seats is 17.7 cu ft., with 54.6 cu ft. when they're folded down. Naturally, the NX 300h has to accommodate some hybrid hardware, so it offers 16.8 and 53.7 cu ft., respectively. Neither model's space is that great, and the sloped roof compromises practicality a little further.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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