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Trims, Powertrain, and Fuel Economy

The three trim levels of the 2025 Lexus NX are the 250, 350, and 350 F Sport Handling. While the 250 has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (203 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque), the 350 trims move up to a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder generating 275 hp and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines partner with an 8-speed automatic transmission All-wheel drive is standard in the 350 and 350 F Sport Handling and optional in the 250, which otherwise gets front-wheel drive by default. All three NX trims can tow as much 2,000 pounds if they’re properly equipped.

The EPA has determined that the FWD NX 250 achieves 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, while its AWD counterpart returns 25 city and 32 highway. The 350 and 350 F Sport Handling are rated for 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, showcasing a nice balance of power and efficiency.

Standard and Available Amenities

The entry-level 250 is well equipped with proximity keyless entry, NuLuxe (synthetic leather) upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power liftgate, a 7-inch multi-information display, heated side mirrors with driver’s-side auto-dimming and reverse-gear tilt-down, roof rails, transmission paddle shifters, and bi-LED headlights. Not only that, but it comes with a drive mode selector (with settings for Eco, Normal, and Sport), allowing you to tailor performance as you see fit.

The 350 and 350 F Sport Handling both add active sound control; however, the 350 F Sport Handling boasts a more athletic design, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, a power tilt-and-telescopic heated steering wheel, sport-bolstered front seats, a 10-inch head-up display, G-force and turbo-boost displays, a windshield wiper de-icer, a fast-response interior heater, courtesy lights on the doors, aluminum interior trim, and a black headliner. The F Sport Handling also receives a few performance augmentations, such as lateral front and rear dampers, an adaptive variable suspension, and three additional drive modes (Sport S, Sport S+, and Custom).

Several options of note are available for the 2025 NX as well, including Digital Key, wireless phone charging, a digital rearview mirror, a moonroof, Thematic Ambient Illumination (Lexus’s customizable multi-color ambient interior lighting system), a hands-free liftgate, and position memory (for the driver’s seat, side mirrors, and steering wheel). A panoramic glass roof and premium triple-beam LED headlights with built-in washers are available for the 350 and 350 F Sport Handling. All but the 350 F Sport Handling can be upgraded with ventilated front seats, while the 350 alone qualifies for heated rear seats.

Advanced Safety Features

Each trim receives an extensive array of advanced driving aids known as the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite. It includes 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, automatic high beams, and proactive driving assist. Beyond that, every NX also has blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and digital latch with safe exit assist. Buyers may add the optional front cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, and panoramic view monitor.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The sophisticated Lexus Interface infotainment system is standard. It has a 9.8-inch touchscreen with navigation, voice recognition, wireless Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a 10-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. For an even better experience, all trims can be upgraded with a 14-inch touchscreen featuring a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.

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