2015 Lexus NX

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Car Review by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach

 

 

2015 Lexus NX

 

This is an all-new model entry level luxury crossover, CUV, is priced under $40,000.

The design cues are a progressive chiseled design, with unique arrowhead daytime running lights.

Highlights:

Dynamic exterior styling – Premium modern interior – Sporty handling and ride.

Models: 200t, 200h, F-Sport – FWD and AWD choices

Engines – drive trains
Hybrid AWD, 2.5L hybrid drive 194hp. 33 combine in FWD version. Hybrid AWD with a motor generator in the rear.
Turbo charged 2.0L 4cyl, 235hp/ 258 foot pounds of torque. –

22/28/24 mpg.
0-60 7.0 with active torque control all-wheel drive to switch between few and AWD.

F-Sport model – unique front facia, wheels and trims plus suspension, transmission and engine with panel shifters.

6-speed Transmission
Seats 4 adults

Plenty of room for bulky items and sports equipment.
LED headlamps option
LED tail lamps

Features and Technology:

Smart access- keyless entry
Illuminated LED door handles and puddle lamps
17″ wheels with optional 18″ wheels
Aerodynamics- 0.34 drag coefficient

Interior:

Power folding rear seat option
Driver select modes: Eco, Normal or Sport
Remote touch interface with touch pad, which is customizable
Leather is optional
8-way power drive and passenger seats – heated and ventilated – lumbar drivers side only
Sunglasses holder with mirror
Cup holders with unique grips to hold bottle firmly so you can open them 1-handed
Tonneau cover in rear cargo area, that can be stored under rear storage cover.
Multi-information display between gauges
Steering wheel controls
7″ standard display in center
8-speaker sound system with HD traffic and weather, XM, Bluetooth, 2 USB ports
Navigation with Lexus Enform – safety, app suite, remote and navigation.
Wireless charging tray for smart phones, Qi-phone adapter

Safety

Rear cross traffic alert
Lane departure alert
All-speed dynamic radar cruise control
Pre-collision warning- audio and visual warning
8 airbags

F-Sport Model:

More aggressive look
Exhaust appears to look like a motorcycle with a sporty aggressive look
Cornering lamps
18″ wheel with summer or all season tires
Unique interior with F-Sport badging, red stitching and exclusive hot red exclusive seats in front.
F-Sport meters shows turbo and g-force gauges
Active sound control enhances engine sounds
Performance suspension offers a stiffer ride and adds to the stability

Drive Impressions:

Responsive engine, dynamic handling, well designed interior configuration

Competes with:

Acura RDX
Audi Q5
Mercedes
BMW

Overall, it’s fun to drive!

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