The Lexus NX has earned stellar scores from industry experts like Car and Driver and Edmunds—and it’s easy to see why. This compact utility vehicle comes at an excellent price for a Lexus vehicle—well under $40,000—and delivers the level of quality you expect from the premium brand. Last year, the NX received the title of US News’ “Best Car for the Money” in the Luxury Compact SUV class. This year, the 2017 NX has even more to offer.
What to Expect in 2017
As the NX compact luxury crossover is still in its first generation and only debuted two years ago, it’s still receiving updates and tweaks for each subsequent model year. For 2017, highlights to anticipate include
- Optional all-wheel drive now available
- Scout GPS Link app that integrates smartphone navigation with the NX’s system is standard
- Significantly reduced price on upper-level 300h trim
- Two different powertrain options: 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline and new hybrid 2.5-liter four-cylinder with electric motor
Sporty Both in Appearance and Performance
You probably wouldn’t consider an SUV to be “sporty,” but that qualifier is technically in its title, and the 2017 Lexus NX certainly lives up to that name. Available in either the NX Turbo or the NX Turbo F Sport variant, the NX has a number of stylish interior features that match its athletic powertrain and handling. The Turbo F Sport is especially appealing with its branded leather-trimmed steering wheel, G-force and turbo-boost displays, and special accents.