Lexus hybrid vehicles are unique because they have all the power and performance you’d expect from a luxury car, with added efficiency and subsequent cost savings. For instance, the 2018 Lexus NX 300h is a crossover SUV with nearly 200 horsepower, standard all-wheel drive, and up to 33 MPG fuel economy.
If you’re in Los Angeles and want to experience the NX 300h firsthand, come see us in El Monte. To get all the details on this impressive luxury hybrid crossover, see our full review below:
Performance and Fuel Economy
The 2018 NX 300h uses the Lexus Hybrid Drive system to optimize power without sacrificing fuel economy, using the electric drive for smooth, quiet acceleration and kinetic energy to power an effective regenerative braking system. The gas-powered component is only turned on when it’s needed, conserving fuel and delivering the right amount of power when it’s time to go. A fully equipped model can also tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine combined with an electric motor, making a net 194 horsepower and 152 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel drive crossover features an electronically controlled continuously variable automatic transmission. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the NX 300h will save you $1,000 in fuel costs over five years, and you can expect to spend about $1,200 annually on gas. It gets 33 MPG city and 30 MPG highway.
Comfort and Convenience
The 2018 Lexus NX comes standard with NuLuxe interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, and a backup camera. Individual options include heated front seats, a power moonroof, power-folding and reclining rear seats, a heated steering wheel, Touch-Free Power Rear Door, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Ask your Longo Lexus dealer about bundling optional features in the Comfort, Premium, or Luxury Packages.
Drivers who need to be connected even on the road will love to know that the NX comes with Remote Touchpad controls, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth wireless tech, Lexus Enform Apps, and the Lexus Display Audio system with 8-inch touchscreen, Scout GPS Link navigation, MapStream, and TurnStream. The Lexus Premium Sound System with 8 speakers comes standard. The Navigation Package includes an upgraded Navigation System with Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0, 10.3-inch high-res screen, Destination Assist, Dynamic Navigation, 10-speaker sound, and an electrochromic rearview mirror with HomeLink.
Safety Ratings and Technology
The 2018 Lexus NX is a Top Safety Pick, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which also gave its front crash prevention system Superior. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the crossover a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating.
The 2018 NX comes loaded with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and intelligent high-beam headlamps – all standard. Options include a Blind Spot Monitor, Panoramic View Monitor, and Intuitive Parking Assist.
Starting at $38,335 MSRP