2022 Lexus NX Hybrid
Lexus offers the NX 350h in a single trim, but the vehicle can be configured with numerous packages and options, as we’ll get into in the sections that follow. Powering this two-row crossover is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid powerplant making 240 combined horsepower. All-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters are also standard. The EPA’s official fuel economy estimates put the NX 350h at 41 mpg for suburban/urban driving and 37 mpg for highway travel.
Standard and Optional Features
Some highlights of the ’22 NX 350h’s exterior are Bi-LED headlamps and daytime running lights, auto-dimming heated outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse, roof rails, and proximity keyless entry, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the occupants will enjoy dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power heated front seats (with two-way lumbar control for the driver), leatherette upholstery, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob. A full package of advanced driver aids is also standard (see the next section for details).
Buyers can opt for the Premium Package, which adds ventilated front seats, a driver’s memory system, a power moonroof, a hands-free tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a power tilt/telescopic steering column. The Luxury Package adds all of that plus 20-inch alloy wheels, genuine leather upholstery, open-pore wood interior accents, extra driver’s seat lumbar controls, a 10-inch head-up display, and additional infotainment technology (which is detailed at the end of this page). Many of these packaged options can also be ordered individually. Other a la carte upgrades include a heated steering wheel, power-folding and heated rear seats, a panoramic glass roof, triple-beam LED headlights, and a digital rearview mirror.
Advanced Driver Aids
As mentioned, the NX 350h is set up with a comprehensive suite of advanced safety technology. Those features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and intersection support, lane-departure alert with steering assist, lane-tracing assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, road sign assist, and automatic high beams. Lexus offers a surround-view monitor with lane-change assist and front cross-traffic alert as an option.
Technology and Optional Packages
As part of this redesign, Lexus upgraded the infotainment control to a high-resolution 9.8-inch touchscreen (it can also be controlled by voice command). The premium sound system has 10 speakers, and wireless smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and Bluetooth connectivity are also standard. Owners can also use the included Lexus smartphone app to start the engine remotely and monitor vehicle diagnostics. The available Luxury Package will upgrade the touchscreen to a 14-inch diagonal, along with Destination Assist. This screen upgrade can be ordered by itself, as can wireless device charging, Wi-Fi hotspot access, the Lexus Digital Key, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson 1,500-watt sound system.