New Lexus NX 350h Is A Market Maker Out of The Gate

The Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD tops the competitive compact hybrid SUV segment, while the NX 450h+ offers the plug-in hybrid edge. Build quality, dazzling features and the solid brand cred of Lexus defines first impressions.

For example, the exterior styling of the Lexus line-up has matured from the days when they were indulgent with the swooping character lines and sheet metal creases, the controversially stylized front grille and complex lighting. As other competitors have caught up, the Lexus line-up still looks very contemporary.

This compact luxury SUV starts at $48,795 and rolls loaded for $58,000. Powered by a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder gas engine, and 2 electric motors converging at 240 horsepower, with an 8 speed electronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) and superior AWD traction control, the NX 350h earns road warrior points for 7.2 second 0 to 60 times and 41city 37 highway MPG stats.

The interior features premium Lexus touch and feel, a booming MacIntosh sound system, 4G connected tech interface command system controlled from a blazing 14″ center touch screen, offering advanced navigation, driving assist and a comprehensive safety suite.