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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

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    DrazenDodig
  • July 8, 2014
Krew - when you do your review, can you tell us more about this new hybrid transmission feature, with regards to kickdown? These people dont really drive lexus hybrids usually so they dont know what would be different/new!
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    Oranji
  • July 8, 2014
"There is a removable mirror -- guaranteed to be lost within six months of purchase -- that lifts up to access a bin to store sunglasses." ... Can you confirm this Krew?
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    • July 8, 2014
    Yeah, there's a mirror on the back of the pull tab in the center console.

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