Lexus NX 350h 2.5 Takumi 5dr E-CVT [Sunroof] Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Lexus NX 2022 front cornering
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  • Lexus NX 2022 interior dashboard
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior front seats
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior infotainment
  • Lexus NX 2022 right tracking
  • Lexus NX 2022 front cornering
  • Lexus NX 2022 rear right tracking
  • Lexus NX 2022 front tracking
  • Lexus NX 2022 headlight detail
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior console detail
  • Lexus NX 2022 interior armrest detail
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RRP £56,260What Car? Target Price£55,017
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.

The range-topping Takumi doesn’t get our recommendation. Yes, it comes with loads of luxuries, including some more upmarket interior finishes and a digital rear-view mirror – but it pushes the price too close to that of altogether larger plug-in hybrid SUVs, including the seven-seat Volvo XC90.

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 MPH7.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

525

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

144

g/km