Why is the NX350 so slow?
Nope. See above. Same old tech and limited capabilities from mid-2000s RAV4. For Toyota the future is clearly E-AWD so we shouldn't expect them to come up with any fancy mechanical AWD systems.
I assume because of Toyota's preference to tune powertrains for reliability and longevity... especially for an all-new turbo motor.
That generally means: less aggressive throttle tip-in, transmission shifts and turbo tuning/power delivery. Not ideal for those of us who drive more spirited.
That seems unlikely because the 350h has the same engine and transmission as the Sienna which makes 245hp on regular. The Rav4 hybrid makes 219hp but is listed as a different hybrid transmission.I thought I read in one review that the 239hp rating for the 350h was only on premium fuel and it's 219hp if using regular fuel. Is that right?
So on paper the NX makes sense, and it's definitely improved
over its predecessor. It's just hard to get very excited about it
The looks are almost identical to the old one and although better to drive, it's just not as compelling an effort as the various rear-drive Lexus models
I read this article earlier and it reminded me of how much autoblog hates on Lexus. Ever since the 3IS came out, they have just been negative and barely positive with any Lexus reviewThe completely redesigned 2022 Lexus NX crossover is definitely improved over its predecessor. It's just hard to get very excited about it. Here's why.www.autoblog.com
Not be to rude, but Autoblog really employs some bottom of the barrel types.
It’s not just me right? These auto journalists give me some weird vibes. It’s almost incel-critiques-a-game-console.
No.I thought I read in one review that the 239hp rating for the 350h was only on premium fuel and it's 219hp if using regular fuel. Is that right?
They did just enough to make it one of the most competitive in the segment. It is a product that the mass market wants. This is the perfect product for almost everyone, although its value proposition isn't as dominant as the RX.Now that we have probably all read many of the reviews, how are we feeling?
I think my overall thoughts are that the outside looks pretty but nothing else makes me feel even remotely excited. Are we really hyped up over stationary door handles? We were promised a "GAME CHANGER" "IT'S GOING TO DOMINATE". Like where? I'm confused! It's slow and has lack luster MPG. They really took the Rav4 slapped some makeup on it and called it a day. When Audi is handed a VW based architecture they at least change it up with better driving dynamics, aluminum suspension components, jeez at least give me 4piston brakes. WHERE IS THE LEXUS ENGINEERING? I don't want to hear anything about you don't know anything this is going to sell, ok great this is Lexus enthusiasts not Lexus executives I don't give a hoot about their sales numbers. They are not giving us anything to be enthusiastic about.Now that we have probably all read many of the reviews, how are we feeling?
Seems to me that this NX was an evolutionary step forward and Lexus didn't stray too far from the current generation while trying to incorporate more electrified options.
I'm also not at all in the audience for a FWD-biased crossover, so maybe my thoughts aren't surprising. If the NX 350 had come out cracking off sub-6 second 0-60 times with a performance-biased AWD system, I might have been somewhat interested in one, but it seems that isn't the case.
Right. The mass market doesn't want a "high performance" NX, they want something that'll look good en route to whatever the latest wine mom obsession is. It's like the ES - there's a formula, it sells well, and if you want big changes to it to compete with AMG or whatever, you're going to be disappointed.I am trying to rationalize high-performance CUVs, I can't. I prefer Lexus focus their enthusiast efforts on next IS/RC and low riding BEV, where is really belongs.
That seems unlikely because the 350h has the same engine and transmission as the Sienna which makes 245hp on regular. The Rav4 hybrid makes 219hp but is listed as a different hybrid transmission.