Not only are there plenty of luxury compact crossovers on the market now, it’s hard to choose one is not recommended. Now is also a bit more difficult, thanks to Lexus and its entry with the new NX generally impressive. However, while the normal version turbo fight highlights significant rivals when it comes to performance and fuel economy, the 2015 version 300 Lexus Hybrid NX h certainly not.
2015 Lexus NX 300 h is a luxury crossover compact SUV five passengers. Is technically available in a single trim level, but there is a version of the NX 200t non-hybrid that is parsed separately.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, auto LED headlamps, fog lamps with LED lights, rear privacy glass, mirrors, driver-selectable parameters of dynamic vehicle without input and key in cruise control, dual zone, eight-way front seats of power, automatic climate control (with driver lumbar spine in both directions), and folding 60/40 reclining split rear seats Premium Vinyl Upholstery, “NuLuxe”, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a cover charge and a heated rearview mirror auto dimming. Standard electronic includes a 7-inch screen, a camera and Bluetooth phone connectivity for audio, voice controls based on the Siri and readings for the iPhone, electronic Audio interface screen and a sound system of eight speakers with HD and satellite radio, CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB audio interface/iPod.
2015 Lexus 300 NX h features a gasoline-electric hybrid drive that combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a pair of electric motor and generator, provided by a nickel metal hydride battery. Together, they produce a 194-horsepower output. Choose to steer all wheels (front) adds a third electric motor that sends power to the rear wheels for a lot longer.
Each Lexus 2015 NX 300 h comes standard with anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, front airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and a front passenger airbag cushion prevents the occupants sliding under the seat and the seat belt. A rear view camera is also standard, along with the Lexus Enform safety connect telematics that includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle location and an auxiliary emergency button. Optional features include a blind-spot monitoring system with cross traffic alert, as well as a warning system off track and a frontal pre-crash system (included with the adaptive cruise control) that warns of a possible collision and can automatically apply the brakes if the driver fails.
The NX enclosure is not quite as radical as it is outside, but still exudes a modern, not to be confused with something in the segment, fresh atmosphere. The building is absolutely first class, with materials that look and feel rich-especially in two-tone color schemes available. Rows of soft leather seats and the passenger side dash, as well as the padded areas to cushion the center console carefully to keep your legs, hit against a hard surface. Details like seams in contrast, wood trim and a modern analog clock apply with good taste.
If you’re waiting for the NX 300 h to the car like a smaller version of the RX, is or will be pleasantly surprised, or disappointed. The course is a little firmer, the address is more sensitive and the body movements are more controlled to go when you turn or going over bumps and drops. There’s a sense of connection between the car and the driver is not present in other SUVs from Lexus. Is a shared characteristic between the two models NX, but obviously diverge when it comes to power delivery.