2015 Lexus NX | New Car Review

Posted on Apr 26, 2015 by
2015 Lexus NX
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 160,000 - 205,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • 2015 NX
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  • Last modified: April 26, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
    User: 100%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
    User: 100%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
    User: 100%
  • Features
    Editor: 95%
    User: 100%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
    User: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%
    User: 100%

Review Summary:

The is an important vehicle for the brand - one that not only marks its first ever stint in the compact crossover segment, but also houses its first ever turbocharged engine.

Pros

* Subjectively, the most striking of all its rivals.

Cons

* Does fall onto the pricier side of the spectrum.

Looks

The 2015 Lexus NX 200t is a delightful looking thing and if anyone tells you otherwise, they simply haven’t admired it long enough. With crisp contours, flared quarter panels and a variety of intricate details, the NX is the equivalent of a Victoria’s Secret model at an old age home when lined up alongside its rivals.

2015 Lexus NX

Feels

Although the Japanese crossover shares bits and pieces of its DNA with its unpolished cousin (the Toyota RAV4), there is no proof of that once within the cabin, as it is swathed in a combination of stitched and perforated leather. Along the protruding centre console resides a multimedia screen, various buttons, knobs and switches, as well as the perceived mark of a vehicle belonging to the upper strata – an analogue clock.

2015 Lexus NX interior

Engineering

While the acronym ‘ASC’ will be translated as Active Stability Control by most, in the NX it’s something very, very different – Active Sound Control. Allowing adjustments to the engine note volume resonating through the cabin, ASC allows driver’s to either turn up the artificial engine tone in the cabin, or turn it off completely.

2015 Lexus NX rear

What’s on offer?

235 horsepower from 4,800 RPM and 350 Nm of torque from 1,650 RPM, is what the 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine churns out. Mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission and mapped to an All Wheel Drive layout, the 2,325kg NX 200t touches the 100 km/h marker from a standstill in 7.0 seconds.

2015 Lexus NX front

Summing it…

Coming in at AED 160,000, the 2015 Lexus NX 200t is an interesting one. While it is a whopping AED 115,000 more affordable than the BMW X3 and AED 100,000 less than the Porsche Macan. But the question remains, which one would you rather be seen in?

2015 Lexus NX

Specifications

Specifications2015 Lexus NX
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
235 hp @ 4,800 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
350 Nm @ 1,650 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.0 secs
Top speed200 km/h
PriceAED 160,000 - 205,000

2 Responses to 2015 Lexus NX | New Car Review

  1. Drifter Reply

    April 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    • Exterior
      100%
    • Interior
      100%
    • Quality
      100%
    • Features
      100%
    • Performance
      80%
    • Value for money
      100%
    • Rated 5 stars

    Motor Trend rates the NX200t F Sport #1 against BMW X3, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lincoln MKC, and Volvo XC60.

    J.D. Power rates the Lexus brand most reliable at #1, Porsche at #6, and BMW at #19.

    The Lexus NX is more than just a pretty new face and I feel the price is justified.

    • Pongpos Reply

      November 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

      That’s a posting full of inihsgt!

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