One-week vehicle loan was provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Fuel Efficiency: 22 city/28 hwy
|Best Suited For: Families, anyone
Notable Features: Smooth ride, sleek styling
Links: Official site
It’s no secret that Lexus makes some impressive vehicles. However, I was a bit skeptical of the 2015 Lexus NX 200t. A recent commercial highlighted how much room was inside yet only showed two small items being put in. I had a feeling the CUV was more fluff than cool stuff. Fortunately, that was not the case.
2015 Lexus NX Review – Look & Feel
Frans and I took the 2015 Lexus NX on a two-hour road trip down the California coast for the 2015 WAJ Media Days event. The ride was smooth, handling excellent, and we were comfortable the whole time. The two-toned interior and brushed steel accents give off a sporty feel while aggressive exterior features give it a tough but refined look.
The touchpad control was responsive and easy to get used to. The haptic feedback was the first thing I had to turn off, though, as it was making my fingers numb. The display was clear and the backup camera provided a crisp picture.
Frans loved the feature that recorded the balance in the car. Every acceleration, brake, and turn showed up on the dash display like an Etch-A-Sketch drawing. Mine always ended up looking like a dog while Frans kept making an eagle shape. This is a totally irrelevant feature but we liked it nonetheless.
The head space and leg room in both the front and rear seats was adequate. Surprisingly, the cargo space in the back was very roomy. As you can see, my medium-sized carry-on suitcase was quite lonely in the back all by itself. I’d highly recommend getting a rubber cargo mat as my suitcase was slipping and sliding like crazy on that carpet flooring.
2015 Lexus NX Review – Conclusion
Once again, Lexus does a fantastic job on another winning model. The 2015 Lexus NX 200t provides looks, functionality, and power in one family-friendly package. You will be one hot looking soccer mom or outdoor adventurer in this stylish CUV!