2022 Lexus NX Review

Auto Show World has posted a new review of the 2022 Lexus NX.   We have added it to the Lexus NX SUV Power Rankings page and added 7 scoring points to the vehicles data.  

2022 Lexus NX Models and Pricing:

Lexus has never offered so much variety on the NX. The standard model is the NX250, for those who want a Lexus SUV but aren’t interested in the smaller UX’s unusual design. With only 203 hp from a RAV4 engine, the NX250 won’t offer exciting performance, but it may thrill its buyers with its base price of about $39,000. On standard, Premium, or high-end Luxury trims, add $1,600 for AWD (the NX250 is pictured here in white).

NX350 turbo:
If you want an F Sport model, upgrade to the NX350 turbo, which starts at around $42,500. As you compare prices with the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, and others, keep in mind that every NX350, NX350h, and NX450h+ has a mechanical or electric-based AWD system; the only FWD version is the base NX250.

Lexus expects the 275-hp NX350 turbo to be the most popular model, and that’s reflected in the large number of configurations available. The non-F Sport NX350 is offered in standard, Premium, and Luxury versions, while the NX350 F Sport can be had in standard and Luxury forms. The least expensive NX350 F Sport carries a base price of about $47,500, making it thousands more than the last NX F Sport model but right in line with the AWD version of the Acura RDX A-Spec.

NX350h hybrid:
The big surprise of the 2022 NX lineup is that pricing for the 239-hp NX350h hybrid falls $500 below the NX350 turbo. That means about $42,000 buys you a standard NX350h model with 4 hp more than the last-gen NX300 turbo and more efficiency than almost every other compact luxury SUV you can buy. What’s most special about the NX350h is that it stands alone; Volvo and Audi offer plug-in hybrids to rival the NX450h+, but no other moderately priced hybrids challenge the NX350h. It’s a real advantage. The NX350h lacks an F Sport model, but does offer standard, Premium, and Luxury trims.

NX450h+ plug-in hybrid:
The very top of the 2022 NX lineup is the NX450h+ plug-in hybrid, the best model in the fleet. But it’s also the most expensive version, by far, with a starting price of more than $56,500. As you compare the NX450h+ to the Volvo XC60 Recharge and Audi Q5 plug-in, keep in mind that the NX plug-in starts at the higher-end Luxury trim. (There’s no standard or Premium trim.) The NX450h+ is the other NX model to offer an F Sport trim, and here it costs about $58,000.

2022 Lexus NX Models:
1. 2022 NX250 (203 hp)
2. 2022 NX350h hybrid (239 hp)
3. 2022 NX350 turbo (275 hp)
4. 2022 NX450h+ plug-in hybrid (302 hp)


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