Lexus NX Review
Lexus NX is a luxury crossover SUV introduced by the luxury division of Toyota, Lexus. The car has gained its unique designing by Nobuyuki Tomatsu and its assembly took place in Miyawaka, Fukuoka, Japan. The 5 door crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) shares its underpinnings with New MC and is found very much similar to Toyota RAV4. The SUV carries a transverse front engine layout and can be driven either as a front wheel drive or all wheel drive. A high performance output of Lexus NX is resulted by its 2.0 liter sturdy engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, inline 4 cylinders that burns out a maximum power of 238 PS at 4800-5600 rpm along with maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1650-4000 rpm. Lexus NX reaches to a top speed of 200 kmph accelerating from halt to 100 kmph in mere 7.2 seconds. The combined mileage calculated by Lexus NX by its 2.0 liter robust engine is 9.4 litre/100kms over highways and city roads. The alluring exterior features carried by Lexus NX includes chrome accented front radiator grille with LED headlamps and front fog lamps integrating its front fascia. The rear view of Lexus NX is embraced via LED taillights and high mounted LED stop lamps. The fin shaped antenna on its roof contributes to its aerodynamic feature. Lexus NX is bestowed with leather trimmed and ergonomically arranged interiors which includes a multi information display which changes its color tone as per the driving mode. The steering wheel is integrated with a lot more control functions to make it easy fro the driver while driving. Internal atmosphere is set accordingly via dual zone automatic temperature controller. The safety features provided by Lexus NX include a complete package of SRS airbags with front, side and curtain airbags in it for front passenger and driver. The front and rear seat belts are locked with 3 point ELR and pre-tensioners in it. Stability on wet road surface is maintained via vehicle stability control. Other safety features include radar cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system and more.
Mileage and Fuel economy
The performance output in terms of fuel consumption resulted by Lexus NX by its 2.0 litre robust engine is 9.4 litres per 100 kilometres which is a pretty decent figure.
Lexus NX is embedded with a single engine variant of 2.0 litres with inline 4 cylinders and 16 valves that burns a power output of of 238 PS at 4800-5600 rpm along with maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1650-4000 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
The car accelerates from standstill to 100 kmph in mere 7.2 seconds time duration, while clocking a top speed of 200 kmph.
Lexus NX is designed in order to provide you with a complete feeling of agility which usually does not associate with SUVs. The diamond shaped exterior sculpture of Lexus NX embodies a front radiator grille with chrome accent on it complemented by front LED headlamps with fog lamps and daytime running lights. The bold designing of Lexus NX is carried by its roof-line peak and roof spoiler at its back engulfing high mounted LED stop lamps in it with arrow shaped LED tail lights. The fin shaped antennae on its roof with exterior foldable heated mirrors helps in enhancing its aerodynamic characteristic. The body coloured front and rear bumpers with body colored door handles and curves all around the Lexus NX echoes everything about the artistic bodywork carried by Lexus NX. The fascinating colour tones availed by Lexus NX includes Nebula Grey Pearl, F Sport Obsidian, Eminent White, Fire Agate Pearl, Starlight Black Mica, Ultrasonic Blue Mica and Matador Red Mica.
Lexus NX carries an overall length of 4630 mm, overall width of 1845 mm and overall height of 1630 mm with a decent wheelbase of 2660 mm.
The mesmerizing luxury interior features of Lexus NX involve an instrument panel with 4.2 inches colour thin film transistor – multi-information display equipped in it. The multi-information display increases driver's convenience by displaying information such as top speed, total distance driven and more. A 4 dial meter comes integrated with a 3 dimensional analog speedometer and a tachometer in it that changes color display from blue to red as per the driving mode selected. The 3 spoke steering wheel has been embedded with Lexus logo right at its center point incorporating a set of control functions on it for the driver such as voice recognition, audio system, multi-information display and more. The automatic dual zone climate control with dust and pollen filter not only maintains a preferable temperature inside but also makes your internal atmosphere dust and germ free.
Interior comfort to the passengers is provided by a wireless charger in the center console box that never lets your phone battery get empty. The overhead console lamp switches with sunglasses holders located under palm rest and cup holders in front doors enhance your comfort level inside Lexus NX. The glove box in the front console allows you to keep your small and often required things safely. The power windows are integrated with one-touch auto up and down feature and with jam protection feature for all windows as well.
The total cargo capacity carried by Lexus NX is 498.3 litres behind its rear seats which can be enhanced via folding the rear seats in 60:40 ratio.
Engine and Performance
Lexus NX is made available in 2 trim levels in Indonesia automobile market as NX Turbo and NX F Sport. All the 2 trim levels of Lexus NX are powered by a single engine variant of 2.0 litres. The specifications carried by Lexus NX by its 2.0 liter engine is inline 4 cylinders, 16 valves, dual cam, Continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence produces a maximum power of 238 PS at 4800-5600 rpm along with maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1650-4000 rpm.
Stereo and Accessories
The stereo system engineered in Lexus NX includes a touch screen display of 7 inches for the entertainment of passengers especially over long road trips. The audio system includes an AM, FM, HD Radio player in it with a single CD player. You can easily get connected to your phone via its Bluetooth hands free audio streaming and USB, iPod and AUX connectivity made available by Lexus NX. A supreme sound quality equally in all corers is delivered via 8 speakers that comes standardized in Lexus NX with full digital power amplifier.
The wheels carried by Lexus NX are 17 and18 inches alloy wheels which are wrapped with tires of size 225/65 R 17 and 225/60 R 18 as standard to maintain stability over irregular road surfaces.
Braking and Handling
Lexus NX is engineered with McPherson strut suspension with coil spring at its front wheel pair and trailing arm double wishbone type suspension with coil spring at its rear wheel pair. The front ventilated disc brakes with rear solid disc brakes are integrated with an Anti-lock braking system of 4 sensors in them.
Safety and Security
Safety of passengers in Lexus NX is ensured by a panoramic view monitor which helps the driver to drive with an ease by avoiding other passing by vehicles and also the pedestrians. The radar cruise control with all speed tracking function ensures that the vehicle is driven at a constant speed and a set distance is maintained inter-vehicle. The advanced technology airbag system with supplemental restraint system introduces dual stage airbag for front passenger with side, curtain and cushion airbags and driver's knee airbag as well. The seat belts are integrated with 3 point ELR, pre-tensioners and load limiters in it. An efficient braking is introduced via Emergency brake assist with electronic brake-force distribution and anti-lock braking system. Constant tire pressure in all tires is monitored by tire pressure monitoring system. Rest of the safety features inculcated by Lexus NX are traction control system, vehicle stability control, back-up camera with dynamic grid lines and more.
- Poised handling
- Modern and luxurious cabin
- Striking exterior looks
- No diesel engine option
- Slow reacting automatic gear box
- Small cargo space