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2022 NX 250 Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $38,350
2022 NX 250 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,950
2022 NX 250 Premium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,400
2022 NX 350h Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,550
2022 NX 350 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,950
2022 NX 250 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $43,000
2022 NX 250 Luxury 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,500
2022 NX 350h Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,600
2022 NX 350 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,000
2022 NX 250 Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,100
2022 NX 350 F SPORT Handling 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $47,050
2022 NX 350h Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,000
2022 NX 350 Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,400
2022 NX 450h+ Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $56,150
2022 NX 450h+ F SPORT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $57,400

Overview

What's New

The 2022 Lexus NX luxury crossover benefits from a total redesign that includes new engines, upgraded cabin technology, and additional safety features. The body is longer, taller, and wider than before, resulting in a larger cargo area. Plug-in hybrid power is available for the first time.

Choosing Your Lexus NX

The NX comes in six trim levels: NX 250, NX 350, NX 350 F Sport Handling, the hybrid NX 350h, and the plug-in hybrid NX 450h+ and NX450+ F Sport Handling.

Pricing starts at $39,025 including destination and climbs to $57,975 for the NX 450h+ F Sport Handling.

Engine Choices

The NX is available with a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, a turbocharged four-cylinder, a hybrid powerplant, and a plug-in hybrid system.

The NX 250 starts with front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is available for $1,600. AWD is standard throughout the rest of the lineup. The gas engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the hybrids run with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

By virtue of its plug-in technology, the NX 450+ can travel up to 36 miles on electricity alone.

Engine TypeTrim LevelHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5L 4-CylinderNX 250203 hp184 lb-ft28 mpg
2.4L Turbo 4-CylinderNX 350275 hp317 lb-ft25 mpg
2.5L 4-Cylinder HybridNX 450h240 hpNot Yet Rated39 mpg
2.5L 4-Cylinder Plug-in HybridNX 450h+304 hpNot Yet Rated84 MPGe

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The NX is a compact, two-row crossover with seating for five. Cargo space behind the rear seat is up 14 percent to 22.7 cubic feet. However, total cargo space has dropped to 46.9 cubic feet.

Lexus NX

Safety Features

The NX carries even more driver assistance features this year, making it one of the best-equipped vehicles in this class. Every example now gets adaptive cruise control with curve speed management, automatic emergency braking with oncoming traffic detection and front side pedestrian and cyclist detection, evasive steering assist, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

For $1,070 extra, buyers can top off the NX with surround-view cameras, lane change assist, and front cross-traffic alert. A head-up display is included in the expansive Luxury Package ($6,150). An automated parking system is standard on the 450h+ models and available on the others for $480.

Connectivity

The standard infotainment system features a 9.8-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, satellite and HD radio, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Models equipped with the Luxury Package carry a 14-inch touchscreen and navigation. Wireless device charging comes in a $450 bundle that also provides a smartphone-based entry system and a key card.

A 17-speaker Mark Levenson surrounds system costs $2,125, or $1,020 when the Luxury Package is selected.

Lexus NX

2022 Lexus NX 250 — MSRP From $39,025

The NX starts off with heated front seats, a 10-way power driver seat and eight-way power passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated universal home remote, and machined-finish 18-inch alloy wheels. Seats are trimmed in NuLuxe synthetic leather.

For $3,050, the Premium Package adds ventilated front seats, driver memory settings, automatic wipers, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a hands-free power liftgate, a single-pane sunroof, and black prism interior trim. These items are also available in the Luxury Package, along with genuine quilted leather seats, a 12-way power driver seat, ambient lighting, and wood interior trim — plus the head-up display, larger touchscreen, and navigation. To all of this, buyers can add heated rear seats ($1,030) and a panoramic sunroof ($500).

2022 Lexus NX 350 — MSRP From $42,625

The NX 350 receives the turbocharged engine, standard AWD, and active noise cancellation. The Premium Package is priced the same here, but the Luxury Package increases to $7,450 because it includes 20-inch wheels.

2022 Lexus NX 350 F Sport Handling — MSRP From $47,725

The sporty NX 350 offers an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch black gloss wheels, aggressive front and rear fascias, and aluminum interior trim. The head-up display and automatic wipers are also standard. There's one major option group available, the $2,200 F Sport Handling Luxury Package, which furnishes the single-pane sunroof, hands-free power liftgate, driver memory settings, ventilated front seats, ambient interior lighting, automated parking system, and a larger touchscreen with navigation. The package also includes adaptive front lighting. Leather seats aren't available on the F Sport.

2022 Lexus NX 350h — MSRP From $42,125

The NX 350h gets the hybrid powerplant and the same option packages as the NX 350. A heated steering becomes available for $150.

2022 Lexus NX 450h+ — MSRP From $56,725

The NX 450+ adopts plug-in hybrid technology for exceptional fuel efficiency. The Luxury Package is standard, along with the heated steering wheel. The panoramic sunroof isn't offered on the 450h+ trims.

2022 Lexus NX 450+ F Sport Handling — MSRP From $57,975

Plug-in technology meets the F Sport Handling treatment in the ultimate NX. Everything in the F Sport Handling Luxury Package is standard here.

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The 2022 Lexus NX models can be equipped with nearly identical levels of luxury. The main decision facing buyers is how much they're willing to pay for extra performance and efficiency.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Swanky design
  • Impressive powertrain options
  • Large screens
  • Classy cabin
Cons
  • Zero athleticism
  • PHEV powertrain is expensive
  • Limited availability for PHEV
  • Modest power from base engine
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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All new in all the right places. The 2022 Lexus NX is a fully redesigned SUV. It was about time for Lexus to come out with a new NX, as the previous generation of the SUV was on sale from 2015 to 2021. Against newer competitors, the old NX wasn’t competitive. The good news for Lexus fans is that the fully redesigned NX is a far better vehicle and a competitive option in the compact segment.

It’s easy to tell the 2022 NX apart from the previous generation, as Lexus has smoothed out the SUV’s design. While the previous-gen model had a decisive look, the new NX is far more appealing. Lexus’ spindle grille has been toned down at the front, while the check-mark running lights are now integrated into the headlights. The rear end of the 2022 NX looks nearly the same as the last-gen model, except for new taillights that are connected by a horizontal light bar. Overall, the changes result in a far better-looking SUV.

The full redesign also results in an all-new cabin, which is far more luxurious and modern than before. The cluttered center console from the last-gen model has been replaced with a cleaner design with larger touchscreens. The infotainment is integrated into the instrument cluster. Without the touchpad, the NX’s interior looks and feels like it’s a product from a luxury brand.

Well-rounded powertrain lineup. The last-gen NX was available with two powertrains, while the 2022 model is now available with four. None of the engines will blow you away with their performance and the electrified options are pricey upgrades compared to the base powertrain, but it’s nice to see so many options.

The NX lineup starts off with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 203 horsepower. The NX 350 is offered with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder that churns out 275 hp. Both engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and route power to all four wheels. The base NX 250 comes with front-wheel drive. Out of the two, we believe the turbocharged engine is a far better fit for the SUV.

Lexus is offering the 2022 NX with two different electrified powertrains. The NX 350h comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors for a combined output of 239 hp. For more exciting straight-line performance, there’s the NX 450h+ that shares the same powertrain as the Toyota RAV4 Prime. It has the same 2.5-liter engine and dual-electric motor configuration but adds a larger battery pack for 302 hp. The electrified models come with a continuously variable automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

We’re huge fans of the NX’s electrified powertrains, but they’re large upgrades over the base model. The hybrid is an additional $3,100 and the PHEV powertrain is a staggering $17,700. The NX 450h+ can travel up to 36 miles on electricity and is eligible for up to $7,500 of the federal tax credit, but it’s priced way too high to be a realistic consideration for the majority of consumers.

Lexus NX

Present-day technology. The 2022 NX finally comes out of the dark ages and into modern times with upgraded infotainment systems that have touchscreen capability. It may seem odd to highlight the fact that a luxury SUV has a touchscreen, but Lexus’ old touchpad system was one of the more infuriating flaws with the old NX. Thankfully, the touchpad is gone for 2022.

The new infotainment system in the NX is a 9.8-inch touchscreen, while a 14-inch touchscreen is available. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard and the infotainment system has over-the-air updates. Things like a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system are available. The infotainment system is a major upgrade over the outgoing model’s, with improved graphics and menu layout. A lot of functions are handled through the touchscreen, but Lexus has included a few physical controls for ease of use.

Lexus has also introduced a few high-tech features with the 2022 NX. There’s a new Digital Key feature that allows owners to use their smartphone to unlock, lock, and operate the SUV. There’s a new camera system called Panoramic View Monitor that provides drivers with a helpful 360-degree view of the SUV’s surroundings.

The 2022 NX now comes with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, which is an extensive suite of advanced safety features. Higher trim levels come with rear pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic park assist, front cross-traffic alert, and lane change assist.

Growing in odd places. Growing in size is typical for a fully redesigned model, but the 2022 NX has grown in interesting places. The wheelbase is slightly longer than before, while the track has also increased. The increases result in a more spacious cabin for passengers in the front, but not in the back.

The larger body results in 1.8 more inches of front legroom and 0.9 inches of front headroom. Space in the back remains the same, which isn’t a bad thing as the last NX offered spacious accommodations in the back. Rear cargo room grows to 22.6 cubic feet with the second row in place but actually decreases to 46.9 cubic feet of total cargo space. The old NX was able to hold up to 54.6 cubic feet of cargo.

Final thoughts. The 2022 Lexus NX finally gives the automaker a realistic competitor in the compact segment. While it doesn’t have the same dashing design as rivals or the same sporty performance, it’s still a practical, comfortable, and value-forward SUV. It also compares well to the competition on the tech front and has a wide range of engines to choose from.

The Genesis GV70 is another value-oriented compact SUV. It has a gorgeous design, powerful engines, sporty handling, and loads of tech features. It doesn’t have the same spacious interior as the NX, though. The BMW X3 offers agile handling, punchy engines, high-tech features, and a spacious cabin. It’s not available with any electrified powertrains like the NX.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 203 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 203 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$55
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
46.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
183.5 "
Exterior Width
73.4 "
Exterior Height
65.4 "
Front Headroom
38.3 " / 37.1 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 " / 38.1 "
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
36.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,660 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
20.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Dark Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Climate Concierge
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Pre-collision System (pcs) W/left Turn Intersection Support Forward Collision Mitigation W/left Turn Assist
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor (bsm) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) With Steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Tracing Assist (lta) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System (pcs) W/pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intelligent High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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