2022 Lexus NX for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Redesigned for 2022
Everything about the second-generation Lexus NX is all-new. Starting with its streamlined exterior, you’ll find that it’s more confident and futuristic than the previous iteration. The front end debuts the 3D-looking spindle grille, L-shaped daytime running lights, available triple-beam LED headlights, and a more prominently raked windshield. At the rear, the ’22 NX displays the latest Lexus logo (now highlighted by a light bar) in addition to full-width blade taillights and additional L-shaped lamps on the back fenders. The new Lexus User Profile interface lets drivers personalize their vehicle preferences and enables the use of Lexus Digital Key so they can lock/unlock and start/stop the vehicle from their smartphone.
Lexus has also given the NX a varied selection of new powertrain options. Where the last generation NX offered two powertrains, the ’22 model doubles the choices. The base model – the NX 250 – comes with a debuting 2.5-liter four-cylinder, while the NX 350 receives a new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Both are linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission that’s also making its first appearance. There are even two new hybrid options, one of which is a plug-in, but we’ll cover these more closely in a separate overview. What’s more, the ’22 NX is the first Lexus with the latest and most sophisticated Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite.
The ’22 NX’s cabin has been entirely reimagined as well. Two new driver information displays are offered: one is a standard 7-inch multi-instrument display and the other is an available 10-inch head-up display. The center stack is more user-friendly and displays a standout infotainment system (also new) with a 9.8-inch touchscreen that includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Voice Assistant, and a novel Human Machine Interface (HMI) that will no doubt enhance the driver’s experience. A more deluxe 14-inch touchscreen is available. On top of that, the standard heated front seats and optional heated rear seats have been upgraded for even more comfort, and the second row and cargo area are a little more spacious than before.
Trims, Powertrains, and Fuel Economy
As mentioned, this page covers just the gasoline-only versions, which are the NX 250 and NX 350. The 250 has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 203 hp, while the 350 gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 275 hp and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. Both are linked to the aforementioned new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 250 comes with standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available; AWD is standard on the 350. Based on EPA estimates, the FWD 250 fulfills 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway; with AWD, it returns 25 city/32 highway. The 350 achieves 22 city/29 highway, and with the optional Sport Handling Package, it pulls off 22 city/28 highway.
Lexus drivers expect a certain level of sophistication and comfort, with more upscale standard features than you’d see on competing brands. The 250 comes with bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, auto-dimming heated side mirrors with an automatic reverse tilt-down feature, roof rails, SmartAccess keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch multi-information display, synthetic leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. In addition to a more potent engine, the 350 adds active sound control. With the optional F Sport Handling Package, the 350 gains various F Sport exterior accents, plus a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, front seats with enhanced bolsters, a black headliner, aluminum trim, and G-force turbo-boost displays. A wireless phone charger and Lexus Digital Key are available for both the 250 and 350. Three significant packages are offered as well, which we’ll explore in the last section of this overview.
Advanced Safety, Technology and Optional Packages
The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite makes its debut with the 2022 NX, and it’s standard across the board. This bundle contains all-speed dynamic radar cruise control with curve speed management, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and intersection support, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and automatic high beams. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is standard as well. Each trim is eligible for a panoramic-view camera system, lane change assist, and front cross-traffic alert. Both versions also receive an infotainment system with a 9.8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 10-speaker sound system. The 250 and 350 also qualify for a 14-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, integrated navigation, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround-sound audio system.
Three packages are offered for the NX: Premium, Luxury, and F Sport Handling Luxury. The Premium Package is available for both trims and includes ventilated front seats, memory settings (for the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and side mirrors), a moonroof, slick Black Prism interior ornamentation, a hands-free liftgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. The Luxury Package for the 350 contains those same features, minus the Black Prism ornamentation. It also comes with a perforated leather-trimmed interior with special quilting, a 10-inch head-up display, the 14-inch touchscreen with navigation, door courtesy lamps, black open-pore wood interior trim, 20-inch silver wheels, and Thematic Ambient Illumination, which has nature-inspired themes such as Rainforest, Waterfall, and Sunset. The F Sport Handling Luxury Package can only be ordered if the 350 already has the basic F Sport Handling Package. It adds the features from the Premium Package, along with intuitive parking assist with automatic braking, the 14-inch touchscreen with navigation, and the Thematic Ambient Illumination system. Several of those top-shelf features are available on their own if you don’t want to opt for an entire package. Some other add-ons of note include a power rear door, a heated steering wheel, a windshield wiper de-icer, a digital rearview mirror, 60/40-split power-folding heated rear seats, automatic parking assist (Advanced Park), triple-beam LED headlights, and a panoramic glass roof.