Lexus NX 350h 2.5 5dr E-CVT 2WD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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Lexus NX 2022
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  • Lexus NX 2022
  • Lexus NX 2022 rear cornering
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior dashboard
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior rear seats
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior infotainment
  • Lexus NX 2022 right tracking
  • Lexus NX 2022 front tracking
  • Lexus NX 2022 rear tracking
  • Lexus NX 2022 front right tracking
  • Lexus NX 2022 rear lights detail
  • Lexus NX 2022 charging socket
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior front seats
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus NX 2022 boot open
RRP £39,760What Car? Target Price£39,372
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Lexus NX 450h plug-in hybrid (PHEV) attracts our full five star rating on account of its plush interior, impressive refinement, substantial pure electric range, low CO2 emissions and low company car tax rate. If you can't easily plug in your car, the NX 350h hybrid is a good compromise. It might not be as frugal or as hushed as the 450h, but it’s competitively priced, more efficient than non-hybrid rivals and should benefit from Lexus’s legendary reliability.

On the face of it, the cheapest Premium Pack model would seem to make a lot of sense. It gets plenty of standard equipment, including 18in alloys, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and artificial leather seats. The only caveat is that it comes with different suspension than the F-Sport versions we’ve tried so far.

This ‘self-charging hybrid’ version of the NX comes with a 2.5-litre petrol engine and electric motor to produce 241bhp. This is enough to take the NX from 0-62mph in 7.7sec and on to a top speed of 124mph. You can have this with two or four-wheel drive.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

521

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km