2019 Lexus NX Near Springfield MA
After its redesign last year, the luxurious and practical Lexus NX 300 is back for another model year with a number of updates and added equipment. The conventional NX 300 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (235 hp) mated to a six-speed electronically controlled transmission. The hybrid version uses a 2.5-liter engine with two electric motors and an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission to achieve 194 hp and 31 mpg combined, while accelerating strongly and with impressive smoothness. There is also an F SPORT edition, which offers higher performance and sporty details, such as bolstered front seats, rubber-studded aluminum pedals, paddle shifters, G-force and turbo-boost gauges, and trim-specific wheels, mirrors, and steering wheel. An adaptive suspension is also available. All-wheel drive is standard on the hybrid NX 300h and available on the conventional NX 300 and F SPORT models. The available options packages include a Comfort Package, Premium Package, Luxury Package, Navigation Package, and Cold Weather Package.
Technology & Safety
The Lexus Enform system puts your entertainment, communication, and information management all in one convenient place and even lets you start your NX remotely using your smartphone, smartwatch, or Amazon Alexa. The system can be controlled using the remote touchpad, voice command, or Siri Eyes Free. A 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display and onboard WiFi are also available. The Lexus Multimedia System with GPS/mapping technology is included as a complimentary subscription for the first three years; traffic and weather updates are provided subscription-free through HD Radio.
The Lexus Safety System+ is a standard suite of state-of-the-art active safety technology designed to prevent collisions by alerting the driver to potential hazards and helping to control the vehicle automatically in emergency situations. Some of the technologies within this system include lane departure alert with steering assist, pedestrian detection, intelligent high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control. A blind-spot monitor is available, as is a panoramic view monitor that uses four hi-res cameras to supply a helpful bird’s-eye view. Eight airbags and a backup camera are standard on every trim.
The Lexus brand is known for two things: luxuriousness and a quiet ride, and the NX 300 and 300h deliver on this with the expected high-quality materials and amenities. Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard in the well-appointed cabin, and heated and ventilated front seats and power folding and reclining back seats are available. For utility in this upscale crossover, roof rails are standard, and the non-standard NX 300 models can tow up to 2,000 pounds. A power rear hatch that’s operated by a kick sensor is available, as is a heated steering wheel. Individual add-ons include running boards, illuminated door sills, and a rear bumper protector.