2023 Lexus NX 450h+ Luxury - Review by Mark Fulmer
An Elegant SUV that gets 84 MPGe
Executive Producer, Editor
THE AUTO CHANNEL
Lexus’ NX for 2023 continues its pedigre of elegance, bells, whistles, and tech with a hybrid flare that will put a feel-good smile on its owners every time they glance down at the gauge measuring range.
Beneath the hood is a 2.5-liter dual fuel injected four-cylinder engine paired up with a trio of three electric motors that keep batteries charged and push power to all four wheels via a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission that has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.to shuttle power to all four wheels.
The interior is what you expect with Lexus - big, bold, and elegant, and both of the leather front seats have 8-way power adjustment capability with heating and cooling.
Front head room 37.1 in.
Front leg room 41.0 in.
Front shoulder room 56.3 in.
Front hip room 56.3 in.
Ditto for the reclining rear seats with a split-folding rear seatback.
Rear head room 38.1 in.
Rear leg room 36.1 in.
Rear shoulder room 54.0 in.
Rear hip room 52.5 in.
Cargo capacity with all seats in place is a useful 22.7 cu.ft....and when you flatten them you have a cargo capacity of 46.9 cu.ft.
Safety systems include:
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system Stability control
Emergency braking assist
Tire pressure monitoring
Remote anti-theft alarm system
The driving experience in the NX is steady and strong with excellent handling on both city and freeway roads in all climatic variants.