REVIEW: 2016 LEXUS NX

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With an envy-inducing balance of style, technology, and turbocharged power, the amazingly well-rounded 2016 Lexus NX sets a new standard for the luxury compact SUV category.

After debuting last year, the NX lineup forges forward in 2016 confidently maintaining the stunning-looking, fun-driving and impressively roomy reputation that made it one of the most popular crossovers on the market.

Safety Features

Engineered to meet the highest safety standards, the new Lexus NX delivers in spades by landing an IIHS 2016 Top Safety Pick+ and perfect scores in NHTSA’s side crash tests.

Each NX model comes standard with eight airbags and a rear-view camera as well as a range of optional active and driver assistance safety features to ensure peace of mind for every situation. These include dynamic cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic and lane-departure alerts as well as an intuitive pre-collision system with autonomous braking.

Styling

Combining exquisite craftsmanship with exceptional comfort, the inside of the NX is as awe-inspiring at the outside. Perforated leather trim and a heated leather-trimmed steering wheel are just a few of the available amenities that help to add a personalized touch. Modern style meets refined luxury.

The interior cabin design maximizes comfort for everyone. Passengers enjoy the ample legroom offered by the stadium-like rear seats while available heated and ventilated front seats provide for a more individualized level of temperature control.

Technology

At the heart of the NX is the Lexus Enform suite of apps and connected services. Available through your vehicle’s center-console display, the tech-centric design will enhance your overall experience behind the wheel. 24-hour navigation assistance, app-integration and instant connection to emergency services are just a few of the features offered free for the first year of ownership.

And if that’s not enough to satisfy your tech cravings, the seven-inch high-resolution multimedia display, Remote Touchpad and Enhanced Bluetooth technology should help do the trick.

Price

Lexus offers three versions of the NX available as either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive: the NX 200t, with a turbocharged 255- horsepower four-cylinder engine; the NX 300h, a fuel-minded 194 horsepower hybrid; and the NX Turbo F Sport.

NX 200t
Starting at $34,965

NX 300h
Starting at $39,720

NX 200t F SPORT
Starting at $37,065

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