Autoweek Drives the 2015 Lexus NX

Lexus NX Review Autoweek

Blake Z. Rong of Autoweek has driven the 2015 Lexus NX, and preferred the hybrid to the new turbo:

Despite all the fanfare of the 2.0-liter, direct-injection, 235-hp, 258-lb-ft torque, 17-psi of boost, 0-60 in seven seconds dead (in AWD form: 7.2 with the FWD drivetrain), twin-scroll-turbocharged engine in the NX200t…we’d go for the hybrid NX300h.

Here’s why: it’s far smoother. The NX is a supremely quiet car overall, but the 194-hp Hybrid enhances this quality — Lexus rates it at far slower than the turbo engine, hitting 60 mph in nine seconds, but the Hybrid’s great pickup feels much, much faster than this. Much more high strung than the turbo, in fact: proof that numbers aren’t always the answer.

Read the full NX review on Autoweek

Extensive Video Review of the 2015 Lexus NX

Lexus NX Alex on Autos

Just finished watching the extensive 23-minute Lexus NX video review from Alex on Autos and really enjoyed it — if you’re interested in the new Lexus compact crossover, I recommend you sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for a whole heap of detail:

Motor Trend Drives the 2015 Lexus NX

Lexus NX Motor Trend

Jonny Lieberman of Motor Trend was one of the auto journalists that drove the 2015 Lexus NX last month:

Color me a convert. The NX’s ride is first-class, a strong engineering feat for a vehicle with such a small wheelbase. This is particularly true of the non-F Sport model. The steering is properly weighted and lively; the NX 200t holds the road well during fast sweeping turns; and the brake feel is about 10 times better than you’d expect on this class of vehicle.

I feel that the non-F Sport NX looks like a catfish with an overbite. However, and especially in white, the F Sport models snuck up on me. They look pretty groovy, as weird as it feels to write that. Maybe I’m getting soft?

Read the full Lexus NX review at Motor Trend

2015 Lexus NX & NX F SPORT Preview

Lexus NX F SPORT Hero Image

Two weeks ago, Lexus invited me to Whistler, British Columbia, where I was able to test drive the all-new NX compact crossover in all its various forms. The following is a technical overview of the new model — my personal impressions will posted on Wednesday.

As the vehicle that established the luxury crossover market, the RX SUV is the best selling Lexus of all time. Since launching in 1998, it has racked up over one million total sales in the USA alone. In 2013, the RX accounted for nearly 40% of Lexus USA sales.

With this in mind, it’s no surprise Lexus has been reluctant to introduce any models that could cut into RX sales, even as competitors built crossovers both small, medium, large, and every size in between.

Still, things change. The crossover market has separated enough that the RX can no longer be all things to all people. There’s a new type of buyer — one that’s looking for a vehicle to fit into their active lifestyle, but without the family-friendly baggage of the RX.

In order to better compete for these customers, Lexus will introduce the NX compact crossover later this year — here’s a broad overview of the new model.

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Massive Photo Gallery of the Lexus NX & NX F SPORT

Lexus NX F SPORT Photo Gallery

Before the first reviews of the Lexus NX compact crossover start showing up on the Internet tomorrow, here are a new set of official photos presented without comment.

(Big shoutout to David Dewhurst Photography for an amazing job with these images!)

NX 200t Exterior

NX 200t Interior

NX 300h Exterior

NX 300h Interior

NX F SPORT Exterior

NX F SPORT Interior

NX Luxury Package